Baseball jersey worn by Neil Robinson for the Memphis Red Sox

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Manufactured by
P. GoldSmith & Sons, American, 1875 - 1987
Worn by
Robinson, Neil, American, 1908 - 1983
Subject of
Memphis Red Sox, American, 1923 - 1962
Medium
wool with thread, plastic, mother of pearl and synthetic fiber
Dimensions
H x W x D (On form): 31 3/4 × 26 × 15 in. (80.6 × 66 × 38.1 cm)
L x W (Flat): 33 1/4 × 33 11/16 in. (84.5 × 85.5 cm)
Type
jerseys
sports uniforms
Place made
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1945
Description
Memphis Red Sox baseball jersey worn by Neil Robinson during the 1940s. The game-worn, baseball jersey is made from light gray and white wool woven fabric. It is short-sleeved with a round neckline. There is blue piping stitched over red ribbon that outlines the neckline running down the button band, around the sleeve seams, and across the top of the shoulders. Blue wool patch letters, outlined in red wool patches, are sewn across the front of the jersey and read [MEMPHIS]. The [MEM] is on the proper right side of the jersey and [PHIS] across the proper left side of the jersey with the [P] in the button band. There are seven button holes running down the proper left side of the button band. There are six buttons on the proper right side of the button band: five (5) mother-of-pearl buttons and one (1) green plastic button. The third button from the top is missing. On the back of the jersey, blue wool patch numbers outlined in red wool patches is the number [22] sewn across top center area. A red, white, and blue shield-shaped patch has been sewn onto the proper left sleeve of the jersey. The top field of the patch is blue with thirteen (13) white stars. The bottom of the patch is red with small white stripes. The bottom of the jersey has small slits that run up the proper left and proper right sides of the jersey. The tag on the inside of the neckband is black with red and white stitched letters that read, [MACGREGOR / GOLDSMITH / CINCINNATI, OHIO, U.S.A. / T.M. REG. U.S.A. & FOREIGN COUNTRIES] with [SIZE /44] stitched to the far right and the company logo stitched on the far left of the tag.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Baseball
Clothing and dress
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.206.2.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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