On View
Making a Way Gallery
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
Created by
Post Manufacturing Co.
Worn by
Ali, Muhammad, American, 1942 - 2016
Date
1960
Medium
leather, cloth, thread
Dimensions
a: 10 1/4 x 6 x 3 7/8 in. (26 x 15.2 x 9.8 cm)
b: 10 1/4 x 5 5/8 x 4 in. (26 x 14.3 x 10.2 cm)
Description
Dark red brown training boxing gloves worn by Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) and signed in Louisville, as indicated by the penned note inside the left glove near the wrist. Gloves are edged in faded yellow fabric and tied with dark, faded strings. Stitching throughout the glove is in white thread. On the outside fronts of both gloves below the wrist are manufacturer's labels. [POST / MANUFACTURING CO. / NEW YORK]. Inside the left glove, near the wrist, is a note in faded red ink. [SIGNED BY / CASSIUS CLAY/ Louisville / 1960]. Inside the right glove, near the wrist, is a note in blue pen [From / Cassius Clay / 1960]. Gloves are well worn and wrinkled. The right glove has dark discolorations near the top of the glove on the right side.
Place used
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Type
gloves
Topic
Athletes
Boxing
Sports
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.173.3ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52fa64257-8aa9-4af0-81f5-6675190fed68

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