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“Pittsburgh vs. New York,” advertisement for Annual Christmas Basketball Games and Dance of the Alpha Physical Culture Club, 1912. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Portrait photograph of Edwin Bancroft Henderson, 1911. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Photo of the Alpha Physical Culture Club basketball team, 1912. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Photo of the New York Girls basketball team, 1910. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Renaissance Ballroom program cover print featuring slogan “The Aristocrat of Harlem,” undated. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Photo of the basketball team of the Smart Set Athletic Club of Brooklyn, 1909. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Photo of the New York Rens professional basketball team, with inset of owner Robert “Bob” Douglas, ca. 1933. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

New York Renaissance players pose with Whiting, IL team before tipoff, as captains shake hands. “Fats” Jenkins is the New York Rens’ captain, 1939. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Photograph of New York Rens star John Isaacs in uniform, ca. 1939. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Photo of New York Rens star Charles “Tarzan” Cooper in uniform, ca. 1939. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Photo of the New York Rens professional basketball team, 1939. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Photo of the Dayton Rens (New York Rens) basketball team, from the 1948 National Basketball League Yearbook. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Photo of the Washington Bears professional basketball team, 1943. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Vintage leather and canvas basketball shoes, ca. 1910s. Leather, canvas. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Official Souvenir Program, “5th Annual World’s Championship Basketball Tournament,” 1943. Courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation

Creative: Tronvig Group