Case for the key to the City of Detroit presented to Althea Gibson

Owned by
Gibson, Althea, American, 1927 - 2003
Signed by
Miriani, Louis C., American, 1897 - 1987
Medium
cardboard
Dimensions
box lid: 8 7/8 × 2 3/8 × 7/16 in. (22.6 × 6 × 1.1 cm)
box: 8 7/8 × 2 7/16 × 11/16 in. (22.5 × 6.2 × 1.7 cm)
Type
commemoratives
Place used
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 19, 1961
Description
Case for the key to the city of Detroit. The case has a lid and a base. the inside of the lid has gold and black text that reads "This Key to the City of Detroit is presented to / Althea Gibson / Honorary Citizen / May 19, 1961" Hand written in blue ink is "Louis C. Miriani." On the left side of the box lid is the seal for the City of Detroit.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Tennis
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donald Felder and family
Object number
2014.205.4.2ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Awards and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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