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Chef jacket worn by Leah Chase

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A red double-breasted chef jacket worn by Leah Chase. The jacket is long sleeved with two pockets on either side of the waist. It is fastened with two rows of six red buttons on the front of the jacket and has a mandarin collar. Yellow embroidery on the PL breast reads [Leah Chase] in script. The manufacturer's tag is sewn at the back of the neck.
Manufactured by
Chefwear, American, founded 1990
Owned by
Leah Chase, American, 1923 - 2019
Date
ca. 2012
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dooky Chase's Restaurant and Chef Leah Chase
Medium
cotton (textile)
Dimensions
H x W (Laid Flat): 29 1/8 × 31 1/2 in. (74 × 80 cm)
Type
jackets
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Object number
2014.218.1
Topic
African American
American South
Clothing and dress
Communities
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Women
Place used
Tremé, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions