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Handmade Baseball from Havana, Cuba

About the Model

Many Lantinas/os used what they had on hand to play sports, such as baseball. Resources were slim in their communities. They were resilient and resourceful, using only what they had on hand. This handmade baseball, from Havana, Cuba, was made by wrapping athletic tape around a solid core of rubber and cork. A nail is pressed on the top to make sure the tape was secure. Written in blue, "For the Smithsonian Museum 1993," referring to the date the ball was donated.


Arts + Humanities


Tape, Nail, Found Objects, Everyday Objects, Baseball, Sports, Sports and Leisure, american history, activity, game, physical education


Apr 21 2022