Woman's Federal Express Uniform

This 1990s-era Federal Express uniform consists of black pants, a white blouse with orange and purple stripes, a black wind breaker, a pair of striped white socks, a black belt, and a black cap. The windbreaker and cap are embroidered “FEDERAL/EXPRESS.”
Fred Smith, the founder of Federal Express, believed that customers desired mass-produced electronic gadgets but that the decentralization of American industry created a logistics problem. Smith’s company provided door-to-door delivery by operating its own aircraft from a centralized sorting depot in Memphis, Tennessee. Federal Express was founded in 1971 in Little Rock, Arkansas, before moving to Memphis in 1973.
Christopher Lovelock, “Federal Express (B),” (case study, Harvard Business School, Boston, 1982).
date made
ca 1992
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
plastic (fastenings material)
overall: 8.3 cm x 53 cm x 43 cm; 3 1/4 in x 20 7/8 in x 16 15/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Credit Line
Gift of Federal Express Corporation
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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