Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
Allen, Eugene, American, 1919 - 2010
Date
1980s
Medium
wool, satin, thread, metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (flat): 42 × 18 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (106.7 × 47 × 3.8 cm)
Description
Tuxedo pants from a White House butler uniform worn by Eugene Allen. The black pants have a satin strip down the outer leg. The pants have four (4) pockets. The front has a zipper and hook and eye closure. [L / H] is engraved on each of the three (3) hooks. Sewn into the interior waistband in white thread on black tabs are Allen’s initials [E A].
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Type
trousers
tuxedoes
Topic
Business
Clothing and dress
Government
Labor
Local and regional
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles E. Allen in memory of Eugene Allen & Helene Allen
Object number
2018.5.1.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5617a1e80-b35f-4b03-a906-6dd340bb01ee

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