Cummerbund worn by Eugene Allen

Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
Allen, Eugene, American, 1919 - 2010
Medium
satin, synthetic fiber, metal
Dimensions
H x W: 4 7/8 × 36 in. (12.4 × 91.4 cm)
Type
cummerbunds
tuxedoes
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
1981
Description
Cummerbund from a White House butler uniform worn by Eugene Allen. The wide black satin center has upward-facing pleats in the ‘crumb catcher’ style. The black elastic waistband has metal clasps and a white tag, which reads [S & M]. The interior of the clasp has a manufacturer's name [ORMOND N.Y.C.] and the date, 1981.
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
2018.5.1.7
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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