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Sports Illustrated Amphora

National Museum of American History

Sports' Cavalcade magazine

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Sports Illustrated magazine

National Museum of American History

Sports Illustrated magazine

National Museum of American History

First Issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine

National Museum of American History

Sports Knife

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sports Knife

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

First issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine

National Museum of American History

Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary

National Museum of American History

First issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine

National Museum of American History

Sports cuff

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Pair of knitted sport cuffs in black and neon green.

TIMON sports button

National Museum of American History

Winter Sports

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Poster for American Airlines advertising places to travel for winter sports. At center, a snowman wearing a red scarf, black top hat, and eye patch, holding a pine tree branch and a ski pole, in a snowy landscape. In black and white text, upper center: AMERICAN AIRLINES; in multicolored text, across poster: CALIFORNIA / SWITZERLAND / SCANDINAVIA / CANADA / NEW ENGLAND / WINTER SPORTS [American Airlines logo].

Semi-sports ....

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
On black ground, cardinal directions: large “N”, smaller “W,” “E,” and “S”. Two areas that look like puddles or open windows; above, an image of buildings and below, trees in a landscape. Upper right: semi-sports…

Intramural Sports

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Across the top, in bold, black capital letters, "INTRAMURAL SPORTS," and below, functioning as an underline, illustrations of sports eqiupment in color, in a line. From left to right: a basketball, a basketball sneaker, a golf club and ball, a loafer, a flipper, a tennis shoe, a soccer cleat, a baseball and bat, a baseball cleat, a football cleat, and a football. White space at center, and at bottom margin the Pabst Blue Ribbon logo above the slogan "Give our team a blue ribbon"

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Sunday Sports

National Museum of American History
Colored print of a forest scene. In center foreground a hunter struggles with a fox that is suspended from a stick carried over the hunter's shoulder. Two other hunters appear at left; one has fallen while struggling with a dog that has broken loose from its leash, the other holds a bleeding knee. Other hunters stand in groups, conversing, at right. River in right background.

Sunday Sports

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Colored print of three hunters in the foreground suffering comic mishaps: one skins his knee, one falls over a log while chasing his dog, and the third is bitten in the seat of his pants by a fox he is carrying on a pole over his shoulder. Eight hunters in background drink and converse.

Sunday Sports

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Colored print of a forest scene. Two hunters at right shoot at running deer at left, but, instead, hit another hunter who is standing between them and the deer. A dog strains at a leash that is tied to a tree.

Sunday Sports

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Colored print of two hunters in right foreground shooting at a running deer at left. They hit another hunter who is standing between them and the deer. A dog strains at his leash.

Tip Top Weekly sports magazine

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Olympic Sports Festival Official medal

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Sports Review's Baseball Illustrated, 1952

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Sports Illustrated magazine, "Where Are They Now?" edition

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Sports Illustrated magazine, "Where Are They Now?" edition with a color photograph of members of the original 1972 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders on the cover. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have been cheering the team on since the Cowboys football team inception in 1961 but it wasn't until 1972 that the iconic uniforms were created. With the distinctive uniforms and specialized dance moves, the cheerleaders soon became icons of popular culture producing the first poster to feature cheerleaders in 1977 and appearing in three television shows that same year. They began their international activities in 1978 when the NFL wanted to promote American football abroad and they chose the cheerleaders as their ambassadors. Their show group travels the world demonstrating their Texas spirit and pride in their football team and their country.

A decidedly American invention, cheerleading has its origins in sports and education. Beginning as early as 1877, fans organized cheers in the stands at Princeton football games but it was not until the 1930s when Gussie Nell Davis, a physical education teacher at Greenville High in Texas, saw the need to involve girls in physical activity. Participation in organized sports was not readily available to girls at this time - the Flaming Flashes and later, the Kilgore Rangerettes of Kilgore College in Texas, both organized by Davis, provided a sense of unity and empowerment through athleticism. Until Title IX, cheerleading was among the few sports available at the high school and collegiate levels that provided opportunities for women.

Tip Top Weekly sports magazine

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