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Poster advertising a game between the Kansas City Monarchs and the Harlem Stars

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2 images
Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Paige, Satchel, American, 1906 - 1982
Tatum, Goose, American, 1921 - 1967
Negro League Baseball Players Association, American, founded 1990
Kansas City Monarchs, American, 1920 - 1965
New York Harlem Stars, American, 1931 - 1931
Medium
ink on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 21 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (55.2 x 34.9 cm)
Type
posters
Place printed
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1945
Description
A Negro American League baseball poster featuring Satchel Paige and Goose Tatum. The poster is white at top and has a white border. The text at the top of the poster is red and says “VICTORY FIELD / INDIANAPOLIS / FRI. AUG. 31 8:00 p. m. / Adults $1.25 Children 12 & Under 25¢. Below this in white text in a blcak square is "NEGRO American LEAGUE / BASEBALL." Printed in black ink on a red background is “25 TIMES WORLD’S / Champions / Kansas City / Monarchs / VS / Harlem Stars / FEATURING THE CLOWN PRINCE OF BASEBALL GOOSE TATUM.” Images of Goose Tatum and Stchel Page are also printed on the red background. At the bottom of the poster in white text on a black background is “SEE – IN ACTION – LE ROY ‘SATCHEL’ PAIGE / ‘THE AGELESS WONDER’ REPUTEDLY THE / GREATEST PITCHER OF ALL TIME!”
Topic
African American
Athletes
Baseball
Segregation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.135.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
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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