Ticket to a championship boxing match between Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston

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Printed by
Globe Ticket Company, American, founded 1868
Subject of
Patterson, Floyd, American, 1935 - 2006
Liston, Sonny, American, 1928 - 1970
Championship Sports, Inc., American
Las Vegas Convention Center, American, founded 1959
Bolan, Alfred J., American
Greb, Mel, American, 1921 - 1996
Doyle, Jack, Irish, 1913 - 1978
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 2 1/2 x 6 in. (6.4 x 15.2 cm)
Type
tickets
Place depicted
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 22, 1963
Description
Ticket to the World Heavyweight Championship boxing match between Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston. The ticket is light red in color with red and black text. The text appears both horizontally and vertically on the ticket. At center left is a black-and-white picture of Sonny Liston. At center right is a black-and-white picture of Floyd Patterson. The text at center begins “15 ROUNDS / WORLD’S HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP…”
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.219.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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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