Photographic print of Joe Louis shaking hands with unidentified man

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Louis, Joe, American, 1914 - 1981
Unidentified Man or Men
New York Cubans, American, 1935 - 1950
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 2 9/16 × 3 9/16 in. (6.5 × 9 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Date
1935-1950
Description
A black and white photograph of Joe Louis shaking hands with an unidentified man. The men are standing on a baseball infield. Both men are wearing suits with hats. Louis is wearing a light hat, while the other man is wearing a dark hat. A New York Cubans baseball player is seen throwing a ball on the left side of the photograph. A crowd can be seen in the background. A stamp on the back reads [31], and a sticker on the back has [1100 / set] handwritten on it in blue ink.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Baseball
Boxing
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.120.12.5
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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