Horse saddle used by stuntman Ernest "Ernie" Robinson

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Used by
Robinson, Ernest, American, born 1932
Subject of
Black Stuntmen's Association, founded 1967
Medium
leather, cloth, wool, thread, metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 40 1/2 × 26 × 23 1/4 in. (102.9 × 66 × 59.1 cm)
Type
saddles
Date
ca. 1971
Description
A horse saddle used by Ernest Robinson. It has two stirrups toward the front. Each stirrup is covered in leather where the foot rests. Each side has a leather fender covering the belted portion of the stirrup and hobble strap. The saddle horn has a small metal attachment on the inside in the shape of a shield with “11 INCH / SEAT” engraved on it. The cantle has three metal attachments fastened to the inside and outside with rectangular holes in the middle. Metal rings, buckles, fasteners, and other attachments are along the outside and lower portions of the saddle seat. The Seat has oblong holes running down the center from the horn to the cantle. The seat underside is lined with wool. Embossed on the proper left side of the saddle behind the seat is “RVP 4918.” Letters scratched below the embossed lettering appear to read “LEL.” A canteen is attached to the front proper left side of the saddle. The canteen is covered in brown canvas with “U.S.” stenciled on it. The canteen's cap is wood with a leather strap attached at the top. Attached to the proper left side of the saddle is a front cinch made of knotted rope and leather.
Topic
African American
Actors
Film
Labor
Men
Professional organizations
Television
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Teresa Robinson Fisher in honor of Ernie Robinson
Object number
2014.21
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Agricultural
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Exhibition
Taking the Stage
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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