Sports & Leisure
The nation's passion for sports is obvious every day—at NASCAR races, kiddie soccer matches, and countless other contests. From a handball used by Abraham Lincoln to Chris Evert's tennis racket to a baseball signed by Jackie Robinson, the roughly 6.000 objects in the Museum's sports collections bear witness to the vital place of sports in the nation's history. Paper sports objects in the collections, such as souvenir programs and baseball cards, number in the hundreds of thousands.
Leisure collections encompass a different range of objects, including camping vehicles and gear, video games, playing cards, sportswear, exercise equipment, and Currier and Ives prints of fishing, hunting, and horseracing. Some 4,000 toys dating from the colonial period to the present are a special strength of the collections.
"Sports & Leisure - Overview" showing 1 items.
- Description (Brief)
- Scorekeeper for card games, including euchre, whist, and pinochle. Score is kept by a pair of rotating dials. The writing is in English on one side, and in French on the other.
- The piece advertises Richard's Brandy. "Enjoy life but do not forget that Richard's Brandy is the greatest strength giver."
- Currently not on view
- W. J. Woodburn & Son
- Whitehead & Hoag Company
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- Data Source
- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center