Autographed advertisement promoting the biography of Joe Louis

Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Louis, Joe, American, 1914 - 1981
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 7 5/8 x 5 1/4 in. (19.4 x 13.3 cm)
Type
advertisements
Date
1946
Description
An advertisement promoting the first full-length biography of boxer, Joe Louis, autographed in blue ink by Louis on the left side. The ad consists of a black and white portrait photograph of Joe Louis on a blue background with five pointed stars surrounding his image. Below the image is the message: "A condensation of the book* -- the first full-length biography of the Alabama farm boy who became heavyweight boxing champion and 'good-will ambassador' of the colored race".
Topic
African American
Advertising
Athletes
Boxing
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.31.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

NOTE: Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at NMAAHCDigiTeam@si.edu.