Dried Welcome Flower given to Hostess at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles

Dried Welcome Flower given to Hostess at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles

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Description (Brief)
Dried iris flower with satin ribbon wrapped and glued around the stem. "Welcome" is printed in multi-colors in multi-languages. This was given to the donor, Marla Lind, an official hostess at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California.
1984 Summer Olympics, also known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad were held in Los Angeles, California with 140 countries participating. These Games were boycotted by fourteen countries, including the Soviet Union because of America’s boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. American Carl Lewis won four gold medals in track and field while Joan Benoit won gold for the U.S. in the first women’s marathon. Mary Lou Retton dominated women’s gymnastics becoming the first American to win the gymnastics all-around competition and the American men won the gold in the gymnastics team competition. With the addition of women’s only events of rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming and the addition of women’s events in track and field, shooting and cycling, women athletes were just beginning to see results from Title IX legislation of twelve years prior. The United States won the medal count with 174.
Currently not on view
Object Name
flower, dried
date made
Lind, Marla Ann
Levi Strauss and Company
United States: California, Los Angeles
Physical Description
flower (overall material)
satin (overall material)
overall: 10 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Marla Ann Lind
Olympic Summer Games: Los Angeles, 1984
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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