Swim cap worn and signed by Simone Manuel at the 2016 Olympics

Manufactured by
Speedo International Ltd., Australian, founded 1914
Worn by
Manuel, Simone, American, born 1996
Signed by
Manuel, Simone, American, born 1996
Date
2016
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Medium
rubber with metallic ink
Dimensions
H x W x D (measured flat): 7 1/4 × 8 1/16 × 3/4 in. (18.4 × 20.5 × 1.9 cm)
Description
Swim cap worn and signed by Simone Manuel.
The black rubber cap has a red, white, and blue American flag on either side. On the proper right side, the flag is backwards. The name “MANUEL” is in white text under the American flag on either side. There is a white Speedo logo on the front of the cap and a signature on the proper right side of the cap. The signature is in gold ink and reads [Simone / Manuel].
Place used
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Latin America, South America
Collection title
Simone Manuel Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Type
bathing caps
Topic
Athletes
Clothing and dress
Olympics
Sports
U.S. History, 2001-
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Simone Ashley Manuel
Object number
2018.99.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f944b74d-8185-434f-b03b-b1119a8ac732
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