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Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
wood, rubber, synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
27 1/8 × 9 3/8 × 1 1/2 in. (68.9 × 23.8 × 3.8 cm)
Type:
rackets (sports equipment)
Date:
mid 20th century - late 20th century
Description:
A tennis racquet owned by Althea Gibson. The racquet is made of wood and has a brown leather wrapped handle. Gold and blue lettering near the head of the racket reads “BLUE MOON.” A blue logo of a moon appears below. Gold type along handle reads “Laminated.” A white “H” appears on the bottom of racket's handle.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Sports  Search this
Tennis  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donald Felder and family
Object number:
2014.205.3.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Exhibition:
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd506efba4b-a8c9-4f51-9b4b-832948a6b655
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.3.1