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Ensemble associated with Marian Anderson's 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert

  • Ensemble associated with Marian Anderson's 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert
  • Ensemble associated with Marian Anderson's 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert
  • Ensemble associated with Marian Anderson's 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert
  • Ensemble associated with Marian Anderson's 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert
  • Ensemble associated with Marian Anderson's 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
The skirt and the decorative trim on the orange jacket were worn by Marian Anderson in 1939 when she sang at the Lincoln Memorial. In 1993, with Anderson’s permission, the original velvet jacket was remade using silk fabric.
Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Marian Anderson, American, 1897 - 1993
Date
1939; modified 1993
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ginette DePreist in memory of James DePreist
Medium
Jacket: silk, metal, thread, sequin; Skirt: nylon velveteen, tulle, metal, cloth
Dimensions
Jacket on form: 26 × 23 × 19 in. (66 × 58.4 × 48.3 cm)
Skirt on form: 44 × 36 × 38 in. (111.8 × 91.4 × 96.5 cm)
Type
jackets
skirts