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Gibson, Althea

Series Creator:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 91, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1958
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Series Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Series 1: Black and White Photographs
Scurlock Studio Records, Series 1: Black and White Photographs / 1.1: Clients Black and White Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b68f34d7-7e31-466a-aebe-fc5246e8b702
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s01-ref2268

Loving Cup trophy won by Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton at Wimbledon, 1956

User:
Gibson, Althea  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 in; 20.955 cm x 13.335 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
Trophy
tennis trophy
trophy, tennis
Date made:
1956
Subject:
Sports  Search this
Tennis  Search this
Professional  Search this
Women  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Althea Gibson
ID Number:
1988.0260.01
Accession number:
1988.0260
Catalog number:
1988.0260.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-726a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_748876

Tennis Outfit, Worn by Althea Gibson

User:
Gibson, Althea  Search this
Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
linen (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 32 in x 18 in; 81.28 cm x 45.72 cm
overall, mounted: 32 in x 15 in x 11 1/2 in; 81.28 cm x 38.1 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
outfit, tennis
Date made:
1957
Subject:
Tennis  Search this
Sports  Search this
Professional  Search this
Women  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Althea Gibson
ID Number:
1988.0260.07
Accession number:
1988.0260
Catalog number:
1988.0260.07
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_748878
Online Media:

Ellen Stofan Sees Stars Here On Earth

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:00:00 -0000
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
See more posts:
PORTRAITS
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_50e21c88f115a65f6f5c832856a0dbd3

Althea Gibson, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Althea Gibson  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1958, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Copyright:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
Object number:
1983.63.131
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7acb3ab39-15f4-472d-a5e0-98909054524b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.63.131

Altheia Gibson Our Champion Tennis Star

Artist:
Joseph E. Yoakum, 20 Feb 1890 - 25 Dec 1972  Search this
Possibly:
Althea Gibson, 25 Aug 1927 - 28 Sep 2003  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache, over blue ballpoint pen, with touches of graphite, dated with rubber ink stamp, on tan wove paper
Dimensions:
30.4 x 22.7cm (11 15/16 x 8 15/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1963
Topic:
Althea Gibson: Female  Search this
Althea Gibson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Literature\Writer\Biographer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Golfer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Politics and Government\Civil Servant  Search this
Althea Gibson: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Tennis  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Art Institute of Chicago
Object number:
RX18296/118 AIC
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_RX18296_118_AIC

Althea Gibson

Artist:
Genevieve Naylor, 1915 - 1989  Search this
Sitter:
Althea Gibson, 25 Aug 1927 - 28 Sep 2003  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 18.8 x 18.9cm (7 3/8 x 7 7/16")
Sheet: 25.1 x 20.2cm (9 7/8 x 7 15/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1957 (c. 1970 print from original negative)
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Architecture\Building  Search this
Exterior\Cityscape  Search this
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Tennis racket  Search this
Althea Gibson: Female  Search this
Althea Gibson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Literature\Writer\Biographer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Golfer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Politics and Government\Civil Servant  Search this
Althea Gibson: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Tennis  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.93.363
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Genevieve Naylor
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fd17120a-8a8b-4434-8f52-ea0c062b86d6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.363

Althea Gibson

Artist:
Boris Chaliapin, 1904 - 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Althea Gibson, 25 Aug 1927 - 28 Sep 2003  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite pencil on paperboard
Dimensions:
Sight: 62.3 x 46.3 cm (24 1/2 x 18 1/4")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1957
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Teeth  Search this
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Tennis racket  Search this
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Ball  Search this
Althea Gibson: Female  Search this
Althea Gibson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Literature\Writer\Biographer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Golfer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Politics and Government\Civil Servant  Search this
Althea Gibson: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Tennis  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC406
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Chris Murphy
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm495a7511e-6ec0-41cf-b919-527bd670232e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.TC406

Althea Gibson

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, 17 Jun 1880 - 21 Dec 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Althea Gibson, 25 Aug 1927 - 28 Sep 2003  Search this
Medium:
Photogravure
Dimensions:
Image: 22.1 × 15 cm (8 11/16 × 5 7/8")
Sheet: 55.9 × 35.6 cm (22 × 14")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1958 (printed 1983)
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Glove\Gloves  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower  Search this
Althea Gibson: Female  Search this
Althea Gibson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Literature\Writer\Biographer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Golfer  Search this
Althea Gibson: Politics and Government\Civil Servant  Search this
Althea Gibson: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Tennis  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.83.188.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
Photograph © Carl Van Vechten Trust
Gravure and compilation ©Eakins Press Foundation
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f927f70b-c2f4-484a-b30a-509ab2a529c3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.83.188.16

African-American Leaders

Depicted (sitter):
Douglass, Frederick  Search this
Armstrong, Louis  Search this
Robinson, Jackie  Search this
Jackson, Jesse  Search this
Parks, Rosa  Search this
Hughes, Langston  Search this
Gibson, Althea  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (part: material)
ink (part: material)
Measurements:
overall: 77 cm x 47 cm; 30 5/16 in x 18 1/2 in
Object Name:
poster pack
Credit Line:
Jean M. McGuire
ID Number:
2018.0074.29
Accession number:
2018.0074
Catalog number:
2018.0074.29
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Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-59c1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1924048
Online Media:

I Always Wanted To Be Somebody

Referenced:
Gibson, Althea  Search this
Maker:
Harper & Brothers  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 5/8 in x 6 in x 1 in; 21.9075 cm x 15.24 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
book
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1958
Credit Line:
Gift of Stacey Kluck
ID Number:
2017.0191.08
Accession number:
2017.0191
Catalog number:
2017.0191.08
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-7078-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1846554
Online Media:

Time, Volume LXX Number 9

Depicted (sitter):
Gibson, Althea  Search this
Maker:
TIME Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/4 in x 8 1/4 in; 28.575 cm x 20.955 cm
Object Name:
magazine
magazine, tennis
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1957
ID Number:
2016.0200.01
Accession number:
2016.0200
Catalog number:
2016.0200.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4ce2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1812388

Loving Cup trophy won by Althea Gibson and Darlene Hand at Wimbledon, 1957

User:
Gibson, Althea  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 in; 20.955 cm x 13.335 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
tennis trophy
trophy, tennis
tennis, trophy
Trophy
Date made:
1957
Subject:
Sports  Search this
Tennis  Search this
Professional  Search this
Women  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Althea Gibson
ID Number:
1988.0260.02
Catalog number:
1988.0260.02
Accession number:
1988.0260
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-07ec-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068773

Loving Cup trophy won by Althea Gibson at Wimbledon, 1958

User:
Gibson, Althea  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 in; 20.955 cm x 13.335 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
Trophy
trophy, tennis
Subject:
Sports  Search this
Tennis  Search this
Professional  Search this
Women  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Althea Gibson
ID Number:
1988.0260.03
Catalog number:
1988.0260.03
Accession number:
1988.0260
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-d2e9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068774

Wimbledon Tennis Trophy, won by Althea Gibson

User:
Gibson, Althea  Search this
Physical Description:
felt (overall material)
silver (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 5 1/2 in x 8 in; 25.4 cm x 13.97 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
tennis trophy
trophy, tennis
Trophy
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1958
Subject:
Sports  Search this
Tennis  Search this
Professional  Search this
Women  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Althea Gibson
ID Number:
1988.0260.05
Catalog number:
1988.0260.05
Accession number:
1988.0260
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-1cb5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068777

Tennis racquet cover used by Althea Gibson at Wimbledon, 1957

User:
Gibson, Althea  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric, cotton (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19 in x 12 in x 1 in; 48.26 cm x 30.48 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
racquet cover, tennis
Subject:
Sports  Search this
Tennis  Search this
Professional  Search this
African American  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Althea Gibson
ID Number:
1988.0260.06.1
Accession number:
1988.0260
Catalog number:
1988.0260.06.1
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a4b5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1756647

1957 Ladies Singles Wimbledon Trophy, won by Althea Gibson

User:
Gibson, Althea  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
silver (overall material)
felt (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 5 1/2 in x 8 in; 25.4 cm x 13.97 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
Trophy
trophy, tennis
tennis trophy
Associated Place:
United Kingdom: England, Merton, Wimbledon
Date made:
1957
Subject:
African American  Search this
Women  Search this
Sports  Search this
Tennis  Search this
Professional  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Althea Gibson
ID Number:
1988.0260.04
Accession number:
1988.0260
Catalog number:
1988.0260.04
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-39f0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_688796

Tennis Racquet, used by Althea Gibson

User:
Gibson, Althea  Search this
Maker:
Lee, Harry C.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
nylon (overall material)
varnish; leather; paint; synthetic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 11 in x 2 1/2 in; 45.72 cm x 27.94 cm x 6.35 cm
overall: 27 1/4 in x 9 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 69.215 cm x 23.1775 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
racket
racquet
racquet, tennis
Date made:
1950-1959
Subject:
Tennis  Search this
Sports  Search this
Professional  Search this
Women  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Althea Gibson
ID Number:
1988.0260.06
Accession number:
1988.0260
Catalog number:
1988.0260.06
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-d2e8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_748877

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
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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.
See more items in:
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/fd5ae861498-e5f1-47aa-89e4-2af6d6e12c47
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.205.10
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