Seat from Griffith Stadium

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Manufactured by
American Seating Company, American, founded 1886
Used by
Griffith Stadium, 1911 - 1965
Subject of
Homestead Grays, American, 1912 - 1950
Medium
paint on wood , metal and brass (alloy)
Dimensions
H x W x D (Seat Up): 30 1/2 × 22 1/2 × 20 1/4 in., 37 lb. (77.5 × 57.2 × 51.4 cm, 16.8 kg)
H x W x D (Seat Down): 30 1/2 × 22 1/2 × 22 1/2 in., 37 lb. (77.5 × 57.2 × 57.2 cm, 16.8 kg)
Type
seating furniture
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Place used
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1940
Description
A single seat from Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. The seat is wood and metal painted blue, with remnants of green underneath. There is a brass plaque mounted on center of interior seat backing that reads: [GRIFFITH STADIUM / 1920-1961 / HOME OF THE WASHINGTON / SENATORS]. The proper right leg has text imprinted into it that reads: [PAT. NO 2246160 / MADE / IN / U.S.A.]. The proper left leg has text imprinted into it that reads: [3490 / X / LEV].
Topic
Amusements
Baseball
Local and regional
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.90.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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