Baseball glove used by Kelly Kiyo Matsumura

Description (Brief):

Even though 120,000 Japanese and Japanese American persons were held in America’s concentration camps during World War II, internees continued to play baseball behind barbed wire. In 1943, they cleared brush and trees and tamped down the dust and dirt to construct baseball diamonds. By 1944, organizers had set up inter-camp games.

Date Made: 1943

Subject: Japanese Americans


See more items in: Military and Society: Armed Forces History, Japanese American

Exhibition: Entertainment Nation

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Ralph Kumano

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0393.01Accession Number: 2016.0393Catalog Number: 2016.0393.01

Object Name: baseball, glove

Physical Description: leather (overall material)brown (overall color)Measurements: overall: 9 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 24.13 cm x 26.67 cm x 6.35 cm


Record Id: nmah_1823322

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