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Bootsy Collins style star-shaped mirrored lens sunglasses

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A pair of sunglasses with five-pointed star-shaped mirrored lenses lisensed by Bootsy Collins. The bridge is made of a gold colored metal and has two (2) clear rubber nosepads attached to it. The arms are made of the same gold colored metal and the earpieces are made of black plastic. Near the hinge on each exterior arm is raised text reading "BOOTSY" with the center of each letter O containing a five-pointed star. The interior of the proper left earpiece has white printed text reading "Bootzilla makers of those funky thangs to play with". White text printed on the interior of the proper right earpiece reads "LS2511 drpeepers.com CHINA".
Manufactured by
elope, inc., founded 1993
Owned by
Bootsy Collins, American, born 1951
Date
1993-2013
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bootsy Collins
Medium
plastic, metal, and rubber
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 × 5 15/16 × 5 3/4 in. (7.6 × 15.1 × 14.6 cm)
Type
sunglasses
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Object number
2015.234.3
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Costume
Funk (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Singers (Musicians)
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions