Box signed by Jimmy Carter housing a cuff link worn by Eugene Allen

Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
Allen, Eugene, American, 1919 - 2010
Signed by
President Carter, Jimmy, American, born 1924
Medium
cardboard, coated paper, synthetic fiber, ink
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 3/16 × 2 5/16 × 1 in. (8.1 × 5.9 × 2.5 cm)
Type
boxes (containers)
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1977-1981
Description
Box signed by President Jimmy Carter containing one cuff link from a White House butler uniform worn by Eugene Allen. The white box is signed on the lid by Carter in green ink. The white box is slightly discolored. There is an insert inside the box with two (2) hand-made holes to secure cuff links. Only one cuff link is in the box and the second opening is empty.
Topic
African American
Business
Clothing and dress
Government
Labor
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
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
2018.5.1.9.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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