Ali vs. Patterson, Las Vegas, 1965

Image for Ali vs. Patterson, Las Vegas, 1965
Photograph by
Iooss, Walter Jr., American, born 1943
Subject of
Ali, Muhammad, American, 1942 - 2016
Patterson, Floyd, American, 1935 - 2006
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 3369pixels × 5000pixels
Type
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States, North and Central America
Date
November 22, 1965
Description
An image of Muhammad Ali fighting Floyd Patterson in 1965 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The image shows Ali landing a left handed punch, while Patterson has both arms up to block the hit. Ali stands to the left of the photograph, Patterson to the right. The two are at the center of the ring and the referee, Harold Krause, looks on from near the ropes. The ring is surrounded by photographers and spectators.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Walter Iooss
Object number
2016.164.21
Restrictions & Rights
© Walter Iooss
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
Icons
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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