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African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque


African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque
African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque
African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque
African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque
African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque

African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque   African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque
African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque. Photographs and Plaque For the South Side Billiard Owners Association Women's 8 Ball Tournament. Four 8 x 10 black and white photographs + engraved brass plaque mounted on wood. Plaque measures 12 x 8 and is screw-mounted on a thick slab of wood measuring 16¾ x 12¾ x ¾. Photos very good with moderate edge wear, one with a small patch of moderate foxing; plaque very good with some scuffing, scratching and apparently renewed screws. This is a group of four photographs along with a runner-up plaque for the 1949 Women's 8 Ball Tournament sponsored by the South Side Billiard Owners' Association (SSBOA). We've uncovered enough about the SSBOA from contemporary news accounts to learn that it was far more than a trade organization of African American pool hall owners. The group existed as early as 1946 and boasted over 100 member pool halls as of 1951. We know, at a minimum, that it sponsored community programs, such as Dope Must Go, (1951) and that it had a women's auxiliary who held fundraisers for the Southside Community Committee's summer camps.

The runner-up for the 1949 women's 8 ball tournament and woman featured in all of the photos is Naomi Stokes. Louis, Stokes played basketball for the all-African American Bivins All Stars in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Two of the photos show Stokes just after winning the plaque, the other show her in action with a background crowd of black men, and a few women, engrossed in the action.

Beginning in 1947 SSBOA champs faced off against the North Side champions in the Interracial Billiards Classic. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED IN PERPETUITY TO BE AUTHENTIC AND ORIGINAL. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque" is in sale since Thursday, December 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Photos". The seller is "shakhammer8u4s" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque   African American Female Woman Chicago Pool Tournament Photos Plaque