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Hanging Klansman skate deck created by Jim Thieba

Hanging Klansman skate deck created by Jim Thieba

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
skate deck
skatedeck
maker
REAL Skateboards
Physical Description
wood, maple (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 9 3/4 in x 31 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 24.765 cm x 80.01 cm
ID Number
2019.0225.01
accession number
2019.0225
catalog number
2019.0225.01
subject
skateboarding
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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