Woman's Federal Express Uniform

Description
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.
Reference:
Christopher Lovelock, “Federal Express (B),” (case study, Harvard Business School, Boston, 1982).
Object Name
uniform
date made
ca 1992
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
plastic (fastenings material)
Measurements
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
1993.3115.01
catalog number
1993.3115.01
nonaccession number
1993.3115
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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