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Fencing Mask used by Evelyn Kramer at George Washington University

Fencing Mask used by Evelyn Kramer at George Washington University

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Description (Brief)
Evelyn Hecht Kramer wore this fencing uniform and mask while a member of the George Washington University Women’s Fencing Club in the early 1940’s. While the NCAA held the first fencing championships at Northwestern University in 1941, women’s fencing didn’t come into play until 1982. Women who wanted to compete in sporting competitions were often forced to join clubs in college since the sporting arena was still a man’s venue.
Currently not on view
Object Name
face mask, fencing
date made
ca 1940
Kramer, Evelyn Hecht
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
leather (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 in x 13 in; 19.05 cm x 25.4 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Evelyn Hecht Kramer
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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