Tennis racquet used by Althea Gibson

Owned by
Gibson, Althea, American, 1927 - 2003
Date
mid 20th century - late 20th century
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Medium
wood, rubber, synthetic fiber
Dimensions
27 1/8 × 9 3/8 × 1 1/2 in. (68.9 × 23.8 × 3.8 cm)
Description
A tennis racquet owned by Althea Gibson. The racquet is made of wood and has a brown leather wrapped handle. Gold and blue lettering near the head of the racket reads “BLUE MOON.” A blue logo of a moon appears below. Gold type along handle reads “Laminated.” A white “H” appears on the bottom of racket's handle.
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Type
rackets (sports equipment)
Topic
Sports
Tennis
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donald Felder and family
Object number
2014.205.3.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd506efba4b-a8c9-4f51-9b4b-832948a6b655
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