Boxing glove signed by Jack Johnson

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Manufactured by
Ken-Wel Sporting Goods Company, American, 1919 - 1960
Signed by
Johnson, Jack, American, 1878 - 1946
Medium
leather, cotton
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (29.2 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm)
Type
gloves
Place made
Utica, Oneida County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1919-1945
Description
Burgundy leather left handed boxing glove with tan cotton tie. A white tag on top of the wrist reads “Ken-Wel / BRAND” in blue text. The bottom of the glove has lacing with white cloth ties. The top of the glove is padded. Inner lining of glove is red and white. The glove is inscribed on top in black ink. The inscription reads “Jack Johnson / Former Heavyweight / Champion / of the world / U.S.A.”
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
Men
Race relations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.115
Restrictions & Rights
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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