On View
Sports Gallery
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Manufactured by
MacGregor, American
Used by
Funches, Ethel, American, 1913 - 2010
Date
late 20th century
Medium
vinyl, leather, metal, plastic, ink, and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D: 35 × 16 × 9 1/2 in. (88.9 × 40.6 × 24.1 cm)
Description
A leather and vinyl golf bag used by Ethel Funches.
The brim of the bag is gold and there is green underneath. There are handles and metal rivets on the green section. Most of the bag is a floral pattern on a white background. The flowers and leaves are brown, golden yellow, red, pink, green, and black. They appear to be pixelated and textured, resembling needlepoint. There are several areas of green fabric on the bag, covering the floral pattern.
There is a padded shoulder adjustable strap, attached with metal fasteners. There is a long zipper going down the front proper left side and there is also a small zipper pocket on the bottom proper left side.
There is a small circular black plastic base at the bottom of the bag. There are metal rivets around the base and on the underside of the bag.
Inside the bag there is a green divider going across the top. There is also a green tag with white text which reads [LR48 / 8 3].
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Type
bag (container)
Topic
Athletes
Golf
Sports
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Grand Niece Angela Kenion-Wynn in Memory of Ethel P. Funches
Object number
2015.249.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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