Seat from Griffith Stadium

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A single seat from Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. The seat is wood and metal painted blue, with remnants of green underneath. There is a brass plaque mounted on center of interior seat backing that reads: [GRIFFITH STADIUM / 1920-1961 / HOME OF THE WASHINGTON / SENATORS]. The proper right leg has text imprinted into it that reads: [PAT. NO 2246160 / MADE / IN / U.S.A.]. The proper left leg has text imprinted into it that reads: [3490 / X / LEV].
Topic
African American
Amusements
Baseball
Local and regional
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Manufactured by
American Seating Company
Used by
Griffith Stadium, 1911 - 1965
Subject of
Homestead Grays, American, 1912 - 1950
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
paint on wood , metal and brass (alloy)
Dimensions
H x W x D (Seat Up): 30 1/2 × 22 1/2 × 20 1/4 in., 37 lb. (77.5 × 57.2 × 51.4 cm, 16.8 kg)
H x W x D (Seat Down): 30 1/2 × 22 1/2 × 22 1/2 in., 37 lb. (77.5 × 57.2 × 57.2 cm, 16.8 kg)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Place used
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1940
Type
seating furniture
Object number
2014.90.1