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Textured bow tie worn by Eugene Allen

Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
Allen, Eugene, American, 1919 - 2010
Medium
synthetic fiber, metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 1/4 × 4 3/4 × 3/4 in. (5.7 × 12.1 × 1.9 cm)
Type
tuxedoes
bow ties
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1980s
Description
Tuxedo bow tie from a White House butler uniform worn by Eugene Allen. The black bow tie has a textured fabric. The reverse has a metal tie clip engraved with [ORMOND RUST RESIST].
Topic
African American
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
2018.5.1.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Clothing-Historical
Adornment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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