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Associated person:
Louis, Joe  Search this
Maker:
Everlast  Search this
Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
horsehair (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/2 in x 11 in x 10 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 27.94 cm x 26.67 cm
Object Name:
Gloves, Pair of
boxing gloves, pair of
boxing glove
boxing gloves
gloves, boxing
Description (Brief):
Pair of Everlast sparring gloves worn by Joe Louis, 1934-1951. Joe Louis, known as the "Brown Bomber," was considered one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time. He is often regarded as the first African American to become a nationwide hero and became the focal point of anti-Nazi sentiment with the Schmeling fight of 1936. He was the reigning World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 until his retirement in 1949.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Boxing  Search this
Professional  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. Julian A. Black
ID Number:
1980.0683.04
Accession number:
1980.0683
Catalog number:
1980.0683.04
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-c6cb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_665789