Boxing Gloves worn by Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling

Description (Brief)
Pair of brown leather boxing gloves worn by Joe Louis in the June 19, 1936 bout with Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium, New York City. The gloves are tied together with the laces used to string the gloves closed. They were made by Everlast Sporting Goods company. They are signed on the inside by Joe Louis and record the fight
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
boxing gloves
gloves, boxing
date made
ca 1936
user
Louis, Joe
depicted
Schmeling, Max
maker
Everlast
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 cm x 16 cm x 8 cm; 11 1/32 in x 6 5/16 in x 3 5/32 in
ID Number
2007.0021.01
accession number
2007.0021
catalog number
2007.0021.01
subject
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Sports
Boxing
Professional
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Ken Milburn in memory of Beulah and Earle A. Cuzzens
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