Banner for a carnival booth featuring Jack Johnson

Created by
Bell, J.
Subject of
Johnson, Jack, American, 1878 - 1946
Date
after 1908
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
H x W: 75 3/8 × 24 7/8 in. (191.5 × 63.2 cm)
Description
An oil on canvas carnival banner depicting African American boxer, Jack Johnson, with the title "Boxing Booth" and signed "J. Bell" in the lower left corner. Marked below the image of Johnson in a boxer stance is the declaration: "Jack Johnson World Heavyweight Champion".
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
portraits
banners
Topic
Amusements
Athletes
Boxing
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.62.4
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd569dadbfb-02f5-46e7-a07a-2ec4d4934047