Coat, Captain, 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


  • Clothing (On Mannequin): 69 × 41.5 × 16cm (27 3/16 × 16 5/16 × 6 5/16 in.)
  • 3-D (Wings): 7.1 × 0.5 × 2.5cm (2 13/16 × 3/16 × 1 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

United Parcel Service (UPS) Captain's coat; brown wool blend single breasted; two plastic buttons down front; two lower flap pockets; gold United Parcel Service (UPS) Captain's 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) on left breast; two upper inside slash pockets; one lower left inside slash pocket; four gold wire stripes on each cuff.



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