Hanging Klansman skate deck created by Jim Thieba

Hanging Klansman skate deck created by Jim Thieba

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Description (Brief)
Hanging Klansman skate deck created by Jim Thiebaud for Real Skateboards with original artwork by Natas Kaupas.The deck is a natural wood maple laminate with the REAL Skateboards logo sticker on the top surface with the addition of a nest at the top of the sticker and a dove flying off to the left. The bottom surface has the black and white drawing of a Ku Klux Klansman hanging from a tree with a US flag in his hand. The tree has a heart carved in the middle of the trunk with "Thiebaud" carved underneath. The bird's nest is at the top branch of the tree with the flying dove off to the left at the top of the deck.
Currently not on view
Object Name
skate deck
REAL Skateboards
Physical Description
wood, maple (overall material)
overall: 2 in x 9 3/4 in x 31 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 24.765 cm x 80.01 cm
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accession number
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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