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Manufactured by:
Riddell, American, founded 1929  Search this
Worn by:
Archie Griffin, American, born 1954  Search this
Signed by:
Archie Griffin, American, born 1954  Search this
Subject of:
Ohio State University, American, founded 1870  Search this
Medium:
plastic, metal, padding, synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
10 1/2 × 9 1/2 × 13 in. (26.7 × 24.1 × 33 cm)
Type:
helmets
sports uniforms
Place used:
Columbus, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1972-1975
Description:
An Ohio State Buckeyes football helmet worn by Archie Griffin.
The hard plastic helmet is gray with black, white, and red lines running vertically from the front to the back in the middle of the helmet. There are holes throughout the surface of the helmet. The inside of the helmet has thick black padding. Grey plastic-coated metal bars form a face mask. The face mask juts out severely from the front of the helmet. It has one vertical bar down the center and two curved horizontal bars with additional bars between the horizontal bars into three sections. There is a white leather chin strap, snapped onto both the left and right of the helmet The chin strap is attached with two buttons on each side. The chin strap is white with red type reading “RiddellR.” Additional illegible writing is on the bottom left of the strap. On the left center side of the helmet handwritten in black ink is “Archive Griffin / 74 / 75.” Centered on the back of the helmet is the number “45.” “Archie / [illegible]” is handwritten on the interior of the hat, by the left ear hole in a brown colored ink.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Football  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.30.2
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/fd50be9a625-0d2a-426d-a1f7-3ac4269634af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.30.2