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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Politics ➔ Sweatshirt

Identifier:
2009.21.1
Description:
This white sweatshirt is made of cotton and polyester. It was created by Grand Rapids artist and designer Reginald James to commemorate Barack Obama's position of being the first viable African-American candidate for the American presidency. He later won the election. The design was constructed using hand-cut leather and features a likeness of Barack Obama, the name Obama, 08 on one sleeve, and the number 44 on the other sleeve. 
 
Date:
2008
Materials:
Polyester, Cotton, Leather
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
U is for USA ()
Maker/Donor
Reginald James
Reginald James is an artist and designer from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the owner of RegJames Klothing company and is a sewing and design instructor in Grand Rapids. 
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