Cap, Pilot, United Parcel Service (UPS)


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:


United Parcel Service, 1998

Patrice Clarke-Washington wore this uniform while flying for UPS, where in 1994 she became the first African American woman to serve as a captain for a major U.S. airline.

Gift of Patrice Clarke-Washington and United Parcel Service

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Patricia Clark Washington


  • Overall: Wool
  • Lining: Plastic
  • Sweat Band: Cow Hide


Clothing: 25 × 28 × 13.5cm (9 13/16 in. × 11 in. × 5 5/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

United Parcel Service (UPS) Pilot's cap; brown wool cap with brown elastic band; gold wire chin strap; gold wire laurel leaves on brown felt visor; gold United Parcel Service (UPS) cap badge (one piece stamped gold wings with brown enamel UPS logo on center shield, five point star surmounts center shield, embossed gold letter text "UPS" on center shield); gold buttons on chin strap with relief of winged propeller.



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