Ticket for World Heavyweight Championship fight of Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay

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Distributed by
Dundee-MacDonald Enterprises, Inc., American, founded 1963
Subject of
Ali, Muhammad, American, 1942 - 2016
Liston, Sonny, American, 1928 - 1970
Printed by
Globe Ticket Company, American, founded 1868
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 2 1/2 x 6 in. (6.4 x 15.2 cm)
Type
admission tickets
Place used
Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date
Feburary 25, 1964
Description
Green narrow ticket for the World Heavyweight Championship of Sonny Liston versus Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali). Ticket is divided two thirds of the way from the left by a large rectangle box featuring two (2) black and white portraits of the boxers. There are seven (7) punched holes throughout the ticket. Five (5) of the punched holes are cross shaped while the other two (2) are crown shaped. Most of the ticket is in black ink with the seat section, number, and ticket price in red ink. On the back of the ticket is a legal statement about the ticket stating that the ticket is good only for the date listed with no refunds available.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.173.2.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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