Ticket for boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston

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2 images
Issued by
Intercontinental Promotions Inc., American
Printed by
National Ticket Company, American, founded 1907
Subject of
Ali, Muhammad, American, 1942 - 2016
Liston, Sonny, American, 1928 - 1970
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 2 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (5.7 × 13.3 cm)
Type
admission tickets
Place depicted
Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1965
Caption
The fight, known as "Ali vs. Liston II" (the pair boxed previously in 1964 in Miami Beach, Florida), was Ali's first after changing his name from Cassius Clay.
Description
A blue ticket with black type for a Heavyweight Boxing Match for the Championship of the World between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston on May 25, 1965 in St. Dominic's Arena in Lewiston, Maine. The ticket has images of both Ali and Liston on the front. The back of the ticket has the name of the and location of the National Ticket Company with a union bug for the Typographical Union #7 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.120.13
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
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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