Program for the interment services for Joe Louis

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4 images
Written by
Mays, Ella Kay
Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Louis, Joe, American, 1914 - 1981
Reverend Ewing, Gene, American
Fort Myer Memorial Chapel, American, founded 1861
Arlington National Cemetery, American, founded 1864
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9 × 6 3/16 (22.8 × 15.7 × 0.1 cm)
Type
programs
Place used
Arlington, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 21, 1981
Description
A program from the interment services for Joe Louis. The program is printed in brown ink on tan paper. The front page features a bust portrait of Joe Lewis wearing a suit jacket, dress shirt, and neck tie. Text above and below the image reads [Internment [sic] Services / for / Joe Louis / (Barrow) / May 13, 1914 - April 12, 1981 / ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY / Fort Meyers Memorial Chapel / Arlington, Virginia / Officiant / THE REVEREND GENE EWING]. The obituary by Ella Kay Mays is printed on the second page, the order of ceremonies on the third page, and honorary pallbearers and quotes about Louis on the back page. The program is two (2) pages with a front and back cover.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
Local and regional
Religious groups
United States--Social life and customs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.5
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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