White gloves worn by Eugene Allen

Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
Allen, Eugene, American, 1919 - 2010
Date
1980s
Medium
synthetic fiber, elastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (Right glove): 9 1/2 × 6 × 3/4 in. (24.1 × 15.2 × 1.9 cm)
H x W x D (Left glove): 9 1/2 × 5 3/8 × 1 in. (24.1 × 13.7 × 2.5 cm)
Description
Pair of white gloves from a White House butler uniform worn by Eugene Allen. The gloves have three (3) seams on the back of the hand. There is an elastic band on the interior wrist. The thumb of the left glove is frayed with areas of loss.
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Type
tuxedoes
gloves
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
2018.5.1.6ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd573dab04c-171a-4473-bd63-8f00ff4f7782