Joe Louis's Sparring Gloves

Description (Brief)
The 1938 Yankee Stadium boxing rematch between American Joe Louis (1914–1981) and Germany’s Max Schmeling was seen as a symbolic contest of American ideals versus those of the Nazis. By easily defeating Schmeling in the first round, Louis became a national hero.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
glove
gloves
boxing gloves
trophy, boxing
boxing glove, trophy
date made
1941
user
Louis, Joe
Physical Description
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 11 in x 7 in; 26.67 cm x 27.94 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
1980.0683.01
accession number
1980.0683
catalog number
1980.0683.01
subject
1939 exhibit
Sports
Boxing
Professional
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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