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Object Name Uniform
Alternate Name Baseball Jersey
Date ca. 1951
Description Man's baseball jersey. Made of gray wool with mottled blue throughout, trimmed with royal blue braid. Jersey has short sleeves, and is machine-embroidered with team name "Carver" in blue on front above blue embroidered band with "A.C." in beige. Front button closure. Felt player number "11" on back is mostly worn off. There are eight vent holes under each arm.
(Keywords: Fashion, Sports Teams, Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Jeffrey J. Safford
Ownership and History This shirt was worn by Jeffrey J. Safford when he played as a substitute pitcher for a mostly-black team, the George Washington Carver Athletic Club. He was introduced to the team by members who were classmates at Tottenville High School. The team was based in Sandy Ground, a Staten Island community with a long history of African-American culture.
Earliest Date 1950
Latest Date 1951
Subjects Sports
Clothing & dress
Sport clothes
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Catalog Number 95.021
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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