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Barnstormers Mini Print:
The Rens

25.00
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Barnstormers Mini Print:
The Rens

25.00

There were many all-black pro teams during the early twentieth century, but the first and greatest was the New York Renaissance. Founded in 1923, the Rens took their name from the Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem, where the team played on the dance floor between sets by the house orchestra. After the Depression shut down the ballrooms in the 1930s, the Rens—who were forbidden from joining the all-white pro leagues—were forced onto the barnstorming circuit. In 1933 they posted an 88-game win streak and in 1939 they became the first all-black pro team to win a world title in any sport when they prevailed at the World Pro Basktball Tournament.

Originally published in FreeDarko Presents: The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball HistoryPaper size: 13" x 10" Archival UltraChrome print on fine art paper. Open edition, signed by the artist. Please allow two to three weeks for delivery

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There were many all-black pro teams during the early twentieth century, but the first and greatest was the New York Renaissance. Founded in 1923, the Rens took their name from the Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem, where the team played on the dance floor between sets by the house orchestra. After the Depression shut down the ballrooms in the 1930s, the Rens—who were forbidden from joining the all-white pro leagues—were forced onto the barnstorming circuit. In 1933 they posted an 88-game win streak and in 1939 they became the first all-black pro team to win a world title in any sport when they prevailed at the World Pro Basktball Tournament.

Originally published in FreeDarko Presents: The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball HistoryPaper size: 13" x 10" Archival UltraChrome print on fine art paper. Open edition, signed by the artist. Please allow two to three weeks for delivery

Other prints from this series are listed below:

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