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Suitcase used by Althea Gibson

Manufactured by:
Baltimore Luggage Company, American  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
metal, vinyl, plywood and cloth
Dimensions:
7 × 21 3/8 × 14 in. (17.8 × 54.3 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
suitcases
Date:
ca. 1960
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  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:
2014.205.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Personal Effects and Items
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51b32207e-717b-4f41-b6d2-a7d327b6d2b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.1

Photograph of Althea Gibson with Louise Brough

Photograph by:
Cecil Layne, American  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 9 3/4 × 7 15/16 in. (24.8 × 20.1 cm)
H x W (sheet): 10 × 8 1/8 in. (25.4 × 20.7 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Date:
ca. 1957
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Photography  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:
2014.205.10
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Cecil Layne. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ae861498-e5f1-47aa-89e4-2af6d6e12c47
EDAN-URL:
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Photograph of Althea Gibson wearing the Wightman Cup jacket

Photograph by:
Wallace Seawell, American, 1916 - 2007  Search this
Subject of:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 9 7/16 × 7 1/4 in. (24 × 18.4 cm)
H x W (sheet): 10 1/4 × 8 in. (26 × 20.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1957
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Photography  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:
2014.205.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Wallace Seawell
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52e5ecc51-4101-4998-9077-d66d26bce25c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.11
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Photograph of Althea Gibson wearing the Wightman Cup jacket

Photograph by:
Wallace Seawell, American, 1916 - 2007  Search this
Subject of:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 9 7/16 × 7 1/4 in. (24 × 18.4 cm)
H x W (sheet): 10 1/4 × 8 in. (26 × 20.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1957
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Photography  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, © Wallace Seawell
Object number:
2014.205.12
Restrictions & Rights:
© Wallace Seawell. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5942940a9-d0a9-4026-9ad1-38b70a2227d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.12
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Photograph of Althea Gibson with the US Nationals trophy and Mal Anderson

Photograph by:
Cecil Layne, American  Search this
Subject of:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Mal Anderson, Australian, born 1935  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 7 3/8 × 9 13/16 in. (18.7 × 25 cm)
H x W (sheet): 8 1/16 × 10 in. (20.5 × 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Date:
1957
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Photography  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:
2014.205.13
Restrictions & Rights:
© Cecil Layne. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5be3e1e1a-ae5b-4eff-b088-f77a3fcb7f01
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.13
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Photograph of Althea Gibson standing next to two men shaking hands

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 7 1/2 × 9 5/16 in. (19.1 × 23.7 cm)
H x W (sheet): 8 1/16 × 10 1/8 in. (20.5 × 25.7 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Date:
ca. 1960
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Photography  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:
2014.205.14
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d722a3ff-54aa-4a55-93b8-c398cae50e4e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.14
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Sticker for the American Tennis Association owned by Althea Gibson

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Subject of:
American Tennis Association, American, founded 1916  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, adhesive
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Type:
stickers
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  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:
2014.205.15
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
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/fd52b9cca9b-f387-4426-8fd6-d6b02056c156
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.15
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Membership card to the American Tennis Association for Althea Gibson

Distributed by:
American Tennis Association, American, founded 1916  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Subject of:
Richard Bradley, American, 1935 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 1/8 × 3 3/8 in. (5.4 × 8.6 cm)
Type:
membership cards
Date:
August 1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Athletes  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:
2014.205.16
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
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/fd5bb917d8d-cb82-4246-bcff-23289536cad8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.16
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Photograph of Althea Gibson holding two tennis rackets

Photograph by:
Wallace Seawell, American, 1916 - 2007  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 9 5/16 × 7 3/8 in. (23.7 × 18.8 cm)
H x W (sheet): 10 1/8 × 8 1/16 in. (25.7 × 20.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1959
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Photography  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:
2014.205.17
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a2428e9d-3b4f-4dea-a1c6-56dd7df5325a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.17
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Photograph of the private tennis court at Dr. Eaton's house

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, American, 1916 - 1991  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 3 15/16 × 2 5/8 in. (10 × 6.7 cm)
H x W (sheet): 4 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (11.5 × 8.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1950s
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:
2014.205.18
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ac908f06-958b-421c-9ade-d31c4f619be2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.18
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International Lawn Tennis Club of the United States of America

Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
3 × 5 1/2 × 1/4 in. (7.6 × 14 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Date:
1980
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  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:
2014.205.19.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© International Tennis Club of the United States of America. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd512c71ff5-c8d6-4c20-a1f9-b3df8dc7d37c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.19.1
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Informational sheet on the International Lawn Tennis Clubs colors

Created by:
International Lawn Tennis Club of the United States, American, founded 1931  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 1/2 × 2 15/16 in. (14 × 7.5 cm)
Type:
cards
Date:
1980
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  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:
2014.205.19.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd556ff6c0b-1c14-4cef-958e-818b0ebb7893
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.19.2
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Membership card for the Lawn Tennis Club of the United States for Althea Gibson

Created by:
International Lawn Tennis Club of the United States, American, founded 1931  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 9/16 × 3 9/16 in. (6.5 × 9 cm)
Type:
membership cards
Date:
1980
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Athletes  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:
2014.205.19.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd580d6e585-2f74-4074-b5fd-a0f6ac1c0d42
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.19.3
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Patch for the International Lawn Tennis Club of the United States

Created by:
International Lawn Tennis Club of the United States, American, founded 1931  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
felt
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 3/4 × 2 7/16 in. (7 × 6.2 cm)
Type:
patches (costume accessories)
Date:
1980
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  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:
2014.205.19.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd554e1ecee-f22a-4fa2-8a58-1ff4b33e4a31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.19.4
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Tennis racket used by Althea Gibson

Manufactured by:
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., American, founded 1914  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
wood, rubber, synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
27 × 9 1/8 × 1 1/2 in. (68.6 × 23.2 × 3.8 cm)
Type:
rackets (sports equipment)
Place made:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, united States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1960
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:
2014.205.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd529f16575-8261-473c-9288-f4e90f79d911
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.2.1

Tennis racket cover used by Althea Gibson

Manufactured by:
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., American, founded 1914  Search this
Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
leather, metal
Dimensions:
14 3/4 × 10 1/8 × 1 in. (37.5 × 25.7 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
covers (overlying objects)
Date:
ca. 1960
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:
2014.205.2.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f96727f7-5422-49d3-ab5f-dcd0e78f68cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.2.2

Tennis racquet used by Althea Gibson

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
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
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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
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Tennis racquet cover used by Althea Gibson

Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
wood, metal
Dimensions:
10 3/8 × 11 1/8 × 3 1/2 in. (26.4 × 28.3 × 8.9 cm)
Type:
covers (overlying objects)
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:
2014.205.3.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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/fd5d0fd995e-b6e0-4b0f-93ff-8384e48c943d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.3.2
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Key to the City of Detroit presented to Althea Gibson

Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
2 × 6 1/4 × 1/8 in. (5.1 × 15.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
commemorative medals
Date:
May 19, 1961
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:
2014.205.4.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54e93c182-4c94-427c-9f17-acd5dc3e92a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.4.1

Case for the key to the City of Detroit presented to Althea Gibson

Owned by:
Althea Gibson, American, 1927 - 2003  Search this
Signed by:
Louis C. Miriani, American, 1897 - 1987  Search this
Medium:
cardboard
Dimensions:
box lid: 8 7/8 × 2 3/8 × 7/16 in. (22.6 × 6 × 1.1 cm)
box: 8 7/8 × 2 7/16 × 11/16 in. (22.5 × 6.2 × 1.7 cm)
Type:
commemoratives
Place used:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 19, 1961
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  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:
2014.205.4.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5281c6c3d-2e28-480f-b162-377704f78bab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.4.2ab

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