Ticket to a championship boxing match between Joe Louis and Jim Braddock

Created by
Arcus Ticket, Co., American
Subject of
Louis, Joe, American, 1914 - 1981
Jim Braddock, American, 1905 - 1974
Foley, Joe, American
Comiskey Park, 1910 - 1990
Date
June 22, 1937
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 2 9/16 x 7 1/16 in. (6.5 x 17.9 cm)
Description
Ticket to the World Heavyweight Championship boxing match between Joe Louis and Jim Braddock. The ticket is yellow and white with two green diagonal stripes. The text on the ticket is black ink. A black-and-white image of Jim Braddock appears on the left side of the ticket at center. A black-and-white image of Joe Louis appears on the right side of the ticket at center. The text at the center of the ticket reads “JIM BRADDOCK / VS. JOE LOUIS / 15 ROUNDS / TUES., JUNE 22, 1937 / 8:15 P. M.”
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place depicted
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
tickets
Topic
Athletes
Boxing
U.S. History, 1933-1945
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.219.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5789d0ef5-0090-451d-9e88-ed00e1b44f3f
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