14 June 2011

Museum Ball I: Society for outdoor games

The collection number GM:35554 stands for a lovely old football from the beginning of the 20th century. It belonged to the "Society for outdoor games" in Göteborg/Gothenburg, Sweden (founded in 1893). The ball is made of leather, weighs 420 grams and is 19 centimetres across.
It was aquired to the former History Museum in Göteborg in 1977 which collections has been reorganised into the Göteborg City Museum.

This ball featured in the 2004 exhibition "Handens Intelligens" (Intelligence of the Hand) at the Göteborg City Museum

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