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Louise Nevelson with her basketball teammates

Subject:
Nevelson, Louise
Physical description:
1 photographic print : sepia ; 11 x 14 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1913
Topic:
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9777
Summary:
Louise Nevelson (fourth from left) with her teammates in their school basketball team portrait.
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Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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(Untitled) (Perspective Study Of Baseball Players)

Artist:
Thomas Eakins, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1844–1916
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
13 15/16 X 17 1/16 IN. (35.3 X 43.3 CM.)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
(c. 1875)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1546
Provenance:
Jh Purchased From Knoedler & Co., Inc., M., New York 1961
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Group portrait of Mississippi Vocational College football coaches

Created by:
Rev. Henry Clay Anderson, American, 1911 - 1998
Subject of:
Ulysses S. McPherson, American
Unidentified Man or Men
Mississippi Valley State University, American, founded 1950
Medium:
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place made:
Greenville, Washington, Mississippi, United States
Date:
1954 - 1957
Topic:
African American
Culture
Education
Local and regional
Men
Photography
Sports
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson
Object number:
2012.137.3.39
Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Corvette ZR-1 racing sports car, 1990

Maker:
Morrison Motorsports, Inc.
Measurements:
overall: 4 7/16 ft x 5 15/16 ft x 14 13/16 ft; 1.346 m x 1.8032 m x 4.5211 m
Object Name:
automobile, racing
Place made:
United States: Georgia, Albany
Date made:
1990
Subject:
Transportation
Sports & Leisure
Engineering
Road Transportation
Credit Line:
Gift of Morrison Motorsports, Inc.
ID Number:
1997.0120.01
Accession number:
1997.0120
Description:
Few private owners, and only extremely wealthy ones, campaigned cars in the top sports car races in Europe. As a result of the European influences toward more specialized engineering for the best sports cars, the "prototype" racing classes emerged in the US for the fastest, most powerful US and European-built sports cars - none of which were street legal by any stretch.
In this context, professional sports car racing became more popular by the 1970s. Later, organizations such as the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) organized professional races for prototype sports cars and high-powered "GT" sports coupes.
The Corvette ZR-1 No. 92 was built specially by Tommy Morrison Motorsports in 1990 for racing in the IMSA "GTO" class. General Motors provided backing and technical services; the major financial sponsors were Mobil Oil and EDS. The car is one of several built "from the ground up" as race cars. The tubular space frame resembles that of a modern NASCAR racer; the body follows the Corvette ZR-1's lines exactly but was designed to fit the custom-built frame. The modified Chevrolet V-8 engine was developed by the Mercruiser Corp. The all-independent suspension is that of a production ZR-1 Corvette, with special springing and shock absorbers for racing.
No. 92 placed 4th in class in the 1991 Daytona 24-hour endurance race, on Daytona's "road course" that uses multiple corners on the big track's infield combined with part of the high banking used by NASCAR racers. The 92 also placed 6th in class in the 1991 Sebring 12-hour endurance race, held at the historic sports car track in Sebring, FL, that still uses a portion of a World War II-era concrete airfield in its circuitous course. Even finishing these endurance races is an accomplishment, and 4th and 6th places, out of the large fields of competing cars, are regarded as highly successful.
Another of Morrison's ZR-1's set the world speed record for a 24-hour run, averaging some 174 mph.
Sports-car racing was a post-World War II phenomenon in the US. While racing by stock cars, sprint cars, and dragsters attracted fans of generally middle-class and more modest means, sports-car racing attracted young car-owners and fans primarily of wealthier means. This relationship stemmed from the pronounced cachet that went with European automotive engineering from the late 1930s through the 1960s.
Ex-servicemen who had been based in England began bringing British sports cars to American soil in 1948. Auto dealerships selling such makes as MG, Triumph, and Jaguar - and Porsche from Germany and Alfa-Romeo from Italy - opened in the US for the first time. These cars were typical of European engineering for two-door performance cars: light, agile, many with small or medium-sized engines compared to general US custom, and right at home on curving, twisting roads where a driver could test his or her cornering skill. Many sports cars were relatively small (by American passenger-car standards) two-door convertibles, and a few were low-slung, two-door coupes. Organized racing for sports cars sprang up immediately. Since no oval track could bring out the qualities of sports-car agility, local organizers often marked out multi-cornered courses with rubber cones and hay bales on the abundant pavements of abandoned military airfields. Organized races through city streets were sometimes approved by local officials.
Soon enough, paved race tracks—with hilly, twisting layouts emulating courses in continental Europe for "Formula" and sports cars—began appearing in the US. And variations on sports-car racing also quickly took root: endurance races (of two, six, 12, and 24 hours), together with numerous classes (so that less-powerful MGs and Triumphs, for example, could race in different classes than, say, Jaguars, Ferraris, or Maserattis). And "autocrossing" was organized locally in towns all over the US—wherein one car at a time competed for the shortest elapsed time over short, twisting courses often marked off temporarily on large, open macadam parking lots.
Before long, America got its first sports car: the Chevrolet Corvette, introduced tentatively in 1953. By the late 1950s, a re-engineered Corvette took its place as a competitive sports car, both in the showrooms and on sport-car race tracks.
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) organized sports car races in the US and also licensed amateur drivers, after an on-track skills test with a well-experienced driver. Regional championships were competed-for in many classes, including hand-built sports cars intended only for the track. Through about 1960, a top amateur competitor could file an entry and drive his production sports car to a sports car race, tape-up the headlights (to keep broken glass from flying too far in an incident), remove a few excess parts such as mufflers and bumpers, paint-on an assigned race number to the car temporarily, and go racing. By the early 1960s, such a cavalier approach became passé, and serious sports-car racers prepared their cars as fully as stock-car and sprint-car owners. The SCCA responded to the change by loosening the design rules for its "production" classes to include a variety of engine and other performance modifications - although the car still had to be "street legal," meaning it still had to comply, off the track, with passenger vehicle licensing requirements for use on public roads. The SCCA "modified" classes became more so, including exotic cars intended only for the most serious racing.
Europeans, meanwhile, developed sports car racing after World War II to a level of sophistication in cars and organization of races almost equal to that of Formula 1 "Grand Prix" racing. And in both types of racing, factory teams were by far the majority of participants.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Road Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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H[oward].U[niversity]. Basketball individuals [acetate film photonegative,] December, 1950

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company
Subject:
Howard University
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 5" x 4"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1950
December, 1950
1940-1950
1930-1950
Topic:
Sports
Basketball
African American athletes
Local number:
618ns0242383hu.tif (AC Scan)
Box 618.04.58
Summary:
No ink on negative, no Scurlock number. Action photo of a student making a jump shot from the side of the basket. "KODAK-SAFETY 38" edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Group portrait of MVC football players with J.H. White and Coach McPherson

Created by:
Rev. Henry Clay Anderson, American, 1911 - 1998
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men
Dr. James Herbert White
Ulysses S. McPherson, American
Mississippi Valley State University, American, founded 1950
William Levi Ware, American
Medium:
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place made:
Greenville, Washington, Mississippi, United States
Place captured:
Itta Bena, Leflore County, Mississippi, United States
Date:
1954 - 1957
Topic:
African American
Culture
Local and regional
Photography
Sports
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson
Object number:
2012.137.3.17
Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Group portrait of a young women's basketball team

Created by:
Rev. Henry Clay Anderson, American, 1911 - 1998
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium:
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place made:
Greenville, Washington, Mississippi, United States
Date:
1948 - 1970s
Topic:
African American
Culture
Education
Local and regional
Photography
Sports
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson
Object number:
2012.137.3.38
Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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[Jackie Robinson : acetate film photonegative,] 10/1947

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Robinson, Jackie
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Type:
Portraits
Photographs
Date:
1947
10/1947
1940-1960
1940-1950
Topic:
Jukeboxes
African American baseball players
African American athletes
African American men
Local number:
Freezer box 55
2008-2185 (SI Neg. No.)
618ns0179022pm.tif (AC Scan)
Summary:
Uncaptioned. He is wearing a double-breasted suit and is sitting casually in an interior with a jukebox at the left side of the frame. Ansco Safety Film edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Black Brooklyn baseball team [on original envelope; probably the Royal Giants, at Griffith Stadium : acetate film photonegative], 1935

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Griffith Stadium (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 8" x 10"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1935
1930-1940
1920-1940
Topic:
Negro leagues
Baseball
Portraits, Group
African American baseball players
Local number:
618ns0179058-01pg.tif (AC Scan No.)
Freezer box 41
A133 (Scurlock no.)
Summary:
Team standing in line near stadium structure. "1935" in ink on edge, but no other caption. "Defender Safety Base" edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Volkmann School] [glass negative]: the Volkmann School baseball team

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren 1880-1966
Physical description:
1 glass negative: b&w ; 3 x 5 in
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
United States of America, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston
Volkmann School (Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
1895
1900
[between 1895 and 1900]
Topic:
Baseball players
Portraits
Local number:
MA124003
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
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Group of Young Men, Baguio Baseball Team, in Uniform with Gloves and Bat; Tents in Background n.d

Physical description:
1 photoprint 005 in x 009 in
Culture:
Philippines
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 05158900
Cite as:
DOE Oceania: Philippines Postcard Collection 05158900, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Group of Young Men, Cebu Baseball Team, in Uniform with Gloves and Bats n.d

Physical description:
1 photoprint 005 in x 003 in
Culture:
Philippines
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 05161300
Cite as:
DOE Oceania: Philippines Postcard Collection 05161300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Portrait of Male Members of "Union Reserve" Baseball Team In Baseball Uniform; Three Men in Business Suits 1880

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1880
Local number:
NAA INV 06803700
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06803700, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Portrait of Baseball Team in Uniform and with Coach ? In Business Suit 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06809500
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06809500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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American Indian Members of Baseball Team Uniform with Baseball Bats, Gloves and Catcher's Mask, Outside Brick School Building 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06828500
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06828500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives
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Three American Indian Boys (N. Ruban ?, R. Stewart, and M. Walder) in Baseball Uniform Posed for Playing Baseball 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 005 in x 007 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06828700
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06828700, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Simon Kennedy, Ralph Morgan, Toprock, and Harry Kolful ?, Students and Members of Baseball Team, in Baseball Uniform 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 005 in x 007 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06829100
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06829100, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives
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Two Carlise Students in Baseball Uniform 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 003 in x 007 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06829200
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06829200, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives
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Carlisle School Junior Baseball Team in Baseball Uniform And with Two Students in School Uniform and Non-Native Man 1892

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1892
Local number:
NAA INV 06863000
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06863000, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives
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Carlisle School Baseball Team in Baseball Uniform and With Student and Non-Native Man 1892

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1892
Local number:
NAA INV 06863100
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06863100, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives
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