UPDATE: Spalding was the official uniform supplier for the U.S. Olympic team in 1928. The sweater has the Spalding tag stitched inside the lower right seam.
Uncommon pair of items from the American two-man team that won a bronze medal in the ‘men's coxless pair’ rowing event at the Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics: a dark blue heavy wool Team U.S.A. sweater, no size, likely large, with large embroidered letters to chest; and a cloth No. 10 racing number patch, 7? x 8.5?, which is marked in ink: “The Olympic Pair-Oared, John V. Schmitt, Bow, Paul McDowell, Stroke, Amsterdam Holland, IX Olympiad 1928.” Includes a glossy photo of either Schmitt or McDowell. In overall fine condition, with some stains and wear to number.