Hatband worn by Ben Levine at the Olympics

Hatband worn by Ben Levine at the Olympics

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Description (Brief)
Dark blue hatband with a shield shaped patch of Olympic rings and red and white stripes. Two metal hooks on ends to fasten to hat. This belonged to the donor's father, Ben Levine. Levine was a participant in the development of amateur sports competition from 1902 as a boy of 13 when he went to work for James Sullivan, President of the Amateur Athletic Union until his retirement from the A.A.U. in 1968. Levine's primary contribution was to Amateur boxing, which he first promoted prior to 1920. He staged the first Golden Gloves and was the Assistant Manager of the U.S. Boxing teams at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games and an international jurist in boxing at the Olympics in 1932.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hatband
wearer
Levine, Ben
Physical Description
cloth (overall material)
metal (hooks material)
blue (overall color)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 25 1/2 in; 5.715 cm x 64.77 cm
ID Number
1991.0049.13
catalog number
1991.0049.13
accession number
1991.0049
Credit Line
Bertram Levine
subject
Sports
Olympics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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