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Printing plate from the Detroit Free Press depicting Joe Louis

Catalog Data

Created by:
Detroit Free Press, American, founded 1831  Search this
Subject of:
Joe Louis, American, 1914 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
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)
Type:
printing plates
Place depicted:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1981
Description:
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.
Topic:
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
Object number:
2018.16.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Detroit Free Press
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Crafting-Artistic-Image-making
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b8e7ffe2-cdda-4d61-80ef-ac4fcac37097
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.16.1