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User:
Corson, Amelia Gade  Search this
Physical Description:
cloth (overall material)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 12 in; 12.7 cm x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Hat
hat
Date made:
ca 1920 - 1930
Description (Brief):
Red, white, and blue Danish style crown-shaped hat made for Mille Gade Corson, the second woman to swim the English Channel, three weeks after Gertrude Ederle's record breaking Channel swim. Corson emigrated to the United States from Denmark in 1919 and became a Life Saving Instructor and Life Guard at the Harlam branch of the YWCA. In 1921 she became the second woman to swim around Manhattan Island and attempted to swim the English Channel in 1923 but was forced to abandon the effort 2 miles from the French coast. After her successful 1926 swim Corson returned to the US to many accolades and performed on the vaudeville circuit as the first mother to swim the English Channel.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Sports  Search this
Swimming  Search this
Amateur  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Esther Stoyanoff
ID Number:
1981.0729.01
Catalog number:
1981.0729.01
Accession number:
1981.0729
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-13d2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068591