On View
Sports Gallery
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Manufactured by
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., American, founded 1914
Owned by
Robinson, Edward Gay Sr., American, 1919 - 2007
Subject of
Grambling State University, American, founded 1901
Date
1985
Medium
leather , rubber and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (deflated): 4 1/4 × 12 1/4 × 6 1/2 in. (10.8 × 31.1 × 16.5 cm)
Description
This is a deflated white and brown Wilson football with white lacing. On the white side is text in black letters that reads "EDDIE ROBINSON GETS 324TH WIN/ GRAMBLING 27 VS PRARIE [sic] VIEW 7/ COTTON BOWL STADIUM/ DALLAS TEXAS 10 - 5-85." On a brown side in black text are the words "PAUL 'BEAR' BRYANT 323 WINS/ AMOS ALONZO STAGG 314 WINS/ GLEN POP WARNER 313 WINS." On a third side in large black script is the word "Wilson ®." Below in black text are the words "Made/ in / USA/ K" and "Inflate/ 13 LBS/ R."
Place used
Dallas, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Grambling, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Type
footballs
Topic
Athletes
Football
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Sports
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Eddie Robinson Family
Object number
2015.224.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c3229c5d-ff9e-4443-ae0c-8b3d0921abc9

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