It was in this gym and the surrounding neighborhood with its vibrant mix of racial, political and cultural identities, some have argued, that Cassius Clay took his first crucial steps to becoming Muhammad Ali.
Black leather boxing headgear with yellow interior. Open face design with cheek protection and adjustable head and chin straps for customized fit. "EVERLAST" label on front.
An Underwood typewriter (2012.123.1a) with attachable traveling case (2012.123.1b). Typewriter is black with the ribbon still intact. All keys are present. Also included is a gray traveling case for the typewriter. The typewriter attaches to the case.
A dark brown leather Everlast portfolio with tan cloth pockets. Gold embossing near the center top reads: [CHRIS DUNDEE] on front side of the portfolio. The top has a zipper to close bag. Gold embossed logo near the handles reads: [EVERLAST / Choice of Champions], on either side.
A narrow metal box with a handle on short side. The right side of the box has a small blue seal with the image of a lighthouse. Lettering surrounds the logo: [UNION MUTU / AL LIFE INSURA / NCE COMPANY / FOUNDED 1848]. The front of the box has a three dial lock positioned at: [0-0-0]. There is a sticker on the interior right side, near the handle.
A white cotton t-shirt with yellow and brown silk-screening. At the center of the shirt there is a graphic of a pair of brown boxing gloves between text that reads: [Chris Dundee's / FIFTH ST. GYM / MIAMI BEACH, FLA.].