Artifact of the Week (4): "Placard"

The Black Fives Artifact of the Week: Claude Johnson takes you on a brief video tour of the spots that link to this vintage 1940s basketball placard promoting the "Game of the Century" between the New York Renaissance and the New Britain (CT) Pros with a surprise hardware twist. #makehistorynow #bhm

Posted by Black Fives on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

 
 

This week’s artifact from the Black Fives Foundation Historical Archive is a vintage 1940s basketball placard promoting “The Game of the Century,” which took place on February 24, 1946 in New Britain, CT, at the Stanley Arena, between the New York Renaissance and the New Britain Pros.

Who won? Why was the game hyped like that? What was at stake? Who was in the New York Rens lineup? Who played for New Britain? Why was it played in that town? What else is located there? To find out, watch the video!

It’s your turn to #makehistorynow!

Vintage 1940s Basketball Promo Placard

A vintage 1940s basketball promotional placard is our Artifact of the Week.