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Robe worn by Floyd Patterson for World Heavyweight Title against Sonny Liston

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Description

A blue and orange satin boxing robe worn by Floyd Patterson. The body of the robe is blue with orange accents around at the cuffs, pocket, and lapel that continues down the front opening. The robe fastens with an orange satin sash and has three pockets on the front, one on either side of the waist and one on the proper left breast. The breast pocket has [NY] sewn to it in stylized orange letters. The upper back of the robe reads: [FLOYD / PATTERSON], also in stitched orange letters. A manufacturer's tag is sewn to the interior at the nape of the neck.
Type:
Image
Format:
Rayon, Satin, Cotton (Textile)
Created Date:
1962
Rights:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Smithsonian Institution