Irish-American Boxing Trophy Belt

Description (Brief)
Embroidered nineteenth century boxing belt featuring both Irish and American iconography. Figures include two bare-knuckled pugilists, as well as shamrocks, harps, U.S. and Irish flags, and two builidings.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
boxing trophy belt
belt
belt, boxing
boxing belt
date made
1850-1900
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
embroidery (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in x 36 in x 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 91.44 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
CL*64.0171
accession number
249438
catalog number
64.0171
subject
Irish American
Boxing
Sports
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Cultures & Communities
Family & Social Life
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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