Wightman Cup blazer worn by Althea Gibson

Created by
United States Tennis Association, American, founded 1881
Subject of
Gibson, Althea, American, 1927 - 2003
Date
1957
Medium
wool
Dimensions
29 3/4 x 29 3/8 in. (75.6 x 74.6 cm)
On form: 28 3/4 x 21 x 18 in. (73 x 53.3 x 45.7 cm)
Description
An off-white blazer with three buttons down the front center. The jacket has two pockets and features an embroidered American shield over crossed tennis racquets on the proper left chest.
Place used
Edgeworth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Type
blazers
Topic
Clothing and dress
Tennis
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.27.5
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56388bad1-b6aa-4108-8fe9-04f84e35dd82