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
boxing glove, trophy
date made
1941
Physical Description
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 & Leisure
Boxing
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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