- By the mid-19th century Uncle Sam became the most recognizable personification of the U.S. government. Rather than an authority figure, he most often was portrayed with affection and used as an emblem of national kinship to instill patriotism. This costume was worn by Wilburt E. Leppien. Leppien first appeared as Uncle Sam in 1956 and took part in numerous ceremonies and parades across the country, including five presidential inaugurations.
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Date made
- Credit Line
- Marcella M. Leppien
- Physical Description
- synthetic fibers (overall material)
- red; white; blue (overall color)
- overall jacket: 44 in x 22 in; 111.76 cm x 55.88 cm
- Object Name
- Object Type
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