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Trophy awarded to Dorothy Wise as the U.S. Open Billiard Champion, 1969

Trophy awarded to Dorothy Wise as the U.S. Open Billiard Champion, 1969

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Description (Brief)
Silver plated trophy consisting of a silver bowl with lid sitting on a black wooden base. The lid is topped with a woman billiard player. This trophy was won in 1969 by the donor, Dorothy Wise, at the U.S. Open from the Billiard Congress of America. Dorothy Wise began playing pool when women were not entering tournaments. It wasn't until 1967 that the first national tournament for women was held and for the next five years she won five consecutive U.S. Open titles.
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Object Name
trophy, billiards
Date made
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 22 1/2 in x 12 in x 7 in; 57.15 cm x 30.48 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Dorothy Wise
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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