Football helmet worn by Emmitt Smith as a member of the Dallas Cowboys

Manufactured by
Riddell, American, founded 1929
Worn by
Emmitt Smith, American, born 1969
Medium
plastic , metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10 × 9 × 12 in. (25.4 × 22.9 × 30.5 cm)
Type
helmets
Place depicted
Dallas, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date
1990-2004
Description
A football helmet worn by Emmitt Smith as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. Helmet is covered with nicks and abrasions from impacts. Helmet is size 7 1/4 and was made by Riddell. There is a blue and white star decal on both sides. Shield-shaped sticker at back right reads [All / American / 7 1/4]. Label on back of helmet on white stripe reads [E. SMITH]. On interior padding on right side, underlined in black ink: [EMM]. On interior padding on right side in red marker: [GO / GIANTS]. Interior at crown on the plastic that covers the ring-shaped pad is [RIDDELL / 16543]. Interior above left ear hole is a sticker that reads [PROVA / Let's Get Legit! / www.provagroup.com / Z4vuNK2u1c]. Interior, behind right ear hole, on lip of foam insert, is [16003-2] stamped into the plastic.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Football
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Emmitt Smith From His Personal Collection
Object number
2017.84.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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