Color photograph of the four derby girls at the East Coast Derby Extravaganza, 2008

Description (Brief):

Color photograph of the four derby girls at the East Coast Derby Extravaganza, 2008 taken by Andreanna Seymore the official photographer for USA Roller Derby at the First World Cup in Toronto, Canada, 2011. Seymore is a freelance photographer who joined the Hellions of Troy in 2008 and became a member of the close knit, roller derby community.

Description (Brief)

Modern roller derby began in 2001 after four teams were formed and founded under the Bad Girls Good Women Productions (BGGW) name. In 2002, the flat track derby, Texas Rollergirls was formed from 65 members of the first BGGW teams after a disagreement over management practices caused a permanent split. BGGW took the remaining 15 skaters and became the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls forming a banked track league. A truly grass roots movement, the flat track derby uses a not-for-profit organizational model with female identifying skaters running the leagues and using their own money to buy rink time, produce tournaments, and print programs, putting any money earned, back into the organization.

Date Made: 2008

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: Roller DerbyLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: Women


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.3110.06Nonaccession Number: 2016.3110Catalog Number: 2016.3110.06

Object Name: photograph, roller derby

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13 in x 19 in; 33.02 cm x 48.26 cm


Record Id: nmah_1820769

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