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1957 Maryland Terrapins Artwork: Koozie

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Testudo, the official mascot of the University of Maryland, is not your ordinary Diamondback terrapin. Testudo got his start back in 1932, when then-football coach Dr. H. Curley Byrd recommended that the Diamondback terrapin be made the school mascot. It is also the Maryland State Reptile. In order to make the mascot a reality, Byrd suggested contacting Edwin C. Mayo, President of Gorham Manufacturing in Providence, RI. Mayo was a former quarterback for the University and member of the Class of 1904. He agreed to produce the 300- pound bronze terrapin at cost. He used a live Diamondback as a guide, brought to Rhode Island by Ralph Williams. On June 2, 1933, Testudo was unveiled to the world. The live terrapin used as a model had multiple ribbons attached to it, which were in turn attached to the canvas covering the sculpture. And as the smaller terrapin struggled forward, Testudo was revealed for the first time.
Product details
This collapsible beverage insulator is perfect for picnics, camping trips and keeping your cans cold while tailgating. Artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color.
  • 4” x 4 1/8” beverage insulator for 12 oz. cans
  • Built in bottom neoprene rubber base
  • Secure side stitching
  • White polyester fabric exterior, neoprene rubber insulation
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