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Tennis racket used by Althea Gibson

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Topic
African American
Tennis
Women
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Manufactured by
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., American, founded 1914
Owned by
Gibson, Althea, American, 1927 - 2003
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donald Felder and family
Medium
wood, rubber, synthetic fiber
Dimensions
27 × 9 1/8 × 1 1/2 in. (68.6 × 23.2 × 3.8 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
On View
National Museum of American History (14th St & Constitution), National Museum of American History, NMAH East Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 2200
Place made
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, united States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1960
Type
rackets (sports equipment)
Object number
2014.205.2.1