Photograph of Joe Louis and William Rowe

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2 images
Created by
Associated Press, American, founded 1846
Subject of
Louis, Joe, American, 1914 - 1981
Rowe, William Leon, American, 1915 - 1997
Medium
toner on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 1/8 x 10 in. (20.6 x 25.4 cm)
Type
photomechanical prints
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
June 5, 1961
Description
A black and white photomechanical print of Joe Louis (right) and William Leon Rowe (left) testifying before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee on the subject of Castro's Cuba. Unidentified men can be seen in the background sitting behind Louis and Rowe. A caption on the right reads: [(WXA) Washington, June 5 -- WITNESSES TOGETHER -- Former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis and his partner in a public relations, William Leon Rowe, left, sit together at the witness table during testimony today before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee in Washington. The two were members of the New York public relations firm of Louis and Rowe, which held a contract with the Cuban government to promote tourist business. They were called to discuss their experiences of Castro's Cuba (AP Wirephoto) (rbo21225stf-wca) 1961.]
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elmer J. Whiting, III
Object number
2011.17.79
Restrictions & Rights
© 1961 Associated Press. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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