Advertisement for boxing match between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling

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3 images
Created by
Twentieth Century Sporting Club, American, 1933 - 1949
Subject of
Louis, Joe, American, 1914 - 1981
Max Schmeling, German, 1905 - 2005
Medium
ink on paper , wood , glass , metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (framed): 7 1/8 × 13 5/16 × 7/8 in. (18.1 × 33.8 × 2.2 cm)
Type
advertisements
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1938
Description
Framed advertisement for a boxing match between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling. The advertisement is white with black and red type. A black and white image of Joe Louis appears on the left side, while a black and white image of Max Schmeling appears on the right side. Type on the advertisement reads: [WORLD'S HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP / YANKEE STADIUM / WED. JUNE 22 / At 8:15/P.M. / Under the auspices of / 20th CENTURY SPORTING CLUB, Inc. / MIKE JACOBS, Promoter / 15 ROUNDS / JOE LOUIS / CHAMPION, vs. / MAX / SCHMELING / CHALLENGER / Other Star Heavyweight Bouts / JOE LOUIS / MAX SCHMELING / Reserved Seat Tickets / $30.00 - $20.00 - $16.50 - $11.50 - $7.75 - $5.75, Incl. Tax / ON SALE AT N. Y. HIPPODROME, 6th AVENUE & 43rd STREET, TEL. MU 2 - 6900]. The advertisement is housed in brown wood frame. The back of frame has wire for hanging.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
International affairs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.120.12.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
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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