This is a virtual record for the orange tailored silk shantung jacket and black velvet skirt worn by Marian Anderson at her Lincoln Memorial Concert in 1939.
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)
Object number: 2014.27.2
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ginette DePreist in memory of James DePreist
Subject of: Marian Anderson, American, 1897 - 1993
Caption: 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.
Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture