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Printing plate from the Detroit Free Press depicting Joe Louis

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Created by:
Detroit Free Press, American, founded 1831  Search this
Subject of:
Joe Louis, American, 1914 - 1981  Search this
H x W: 23 1/16 × 13 3/4 in. (58.5 × 35 cm)
H x W x D (Framed): 24 7/16 × 15 1/4 × 1 in. (62 × 38.8 × 2.5 cm)
printing plates
Place depicted:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
A printing plate from the first page of Detroit Free Press Section E for April 13, 1981. The plate is dominated by an image of Joe Louis on a boxing stance with the caption ['And still / heavyweight / champion of / the world']. The top of the plate is titled [Joe Louis 1914-1981] and directs readers to different pages for reporting on "RING RECORD," "THE PEOPLE REMEMBER," "SCHMELLING FIGHTS," and "THREE WHO KNEW HIM". The plate is held in a frame by metal points, and there is no glass or acrylic glazing protecting the plate. The back of the frame is fiberboard held in place by metal points.
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Candice and George Joseph, the Family of Joe Louis
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Detroit Free Press
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National Museum of African American History and Culture