Patti McGee skateboard deck commemorating her 2010 induction into the Skateboard Hall of Fame

Description (Brief)
Wooden laminated skateboard deck with a black and white photo montage of the first Betty of skate, Patti McGee, skateboarding and making public appearances and a large image of Patti's Life Magazine cover are reproduced on both sides of the deck. This deck was created to commemorate McGee's 2010 induction into the Skateboard Hall of Fame. In 1964, Patti became the first female to win the National Skateboard Championships and achieved another first in 1965 as she became the first female pro skateboarder. Patti went on to appear on the television show “What’s My Line” and “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson after being featured on the cover of Life magazine in May of 1965. She was also the only woman to be featured on a skateboard magazine cover when she appeared on the May 1965 issue of Skateboarder Magazine. Patti was a worldwide ambassador for the skateboarding world in the 1960s and continues in that role today with her induction into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, the first female to hold that honor.
Currently not on view
Object Name
skateboard deck
date made
McGee, Patti Villa
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 32 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in; 81.915 cm x 21.59 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Sports & Leisure
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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