Wightman Cup Medal

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Created by
United States Tennis Association, American, founded 1881
Subject of
Gibson, Althea, American, 1927 - 2003
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W: 1 3/4 × 1 3/8 in. (4.4 × 3.5 cm)
Type
medals
Place depicted
Edgeworth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1957
Description
A circular Wightman Cup medal. On one side the medal is engraved: [Wightman Cup Matches, 1957, Edgeworth Club]. The reverse is engraved: [Althea Gibson / United States].
Topic
African American
Tennis
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.27.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
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

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