1945 World's Featherweight Championship Poster

Description (Brief):

Boxing poster for the World's Featherweight Championship between Willie Pep vs. Phil Terranova. Yellow poster with red and black printing and images of the boxers - Willie Pep and Phil Terranova. The advertised fight was held on Feb. 19, 1945 and was won by Pep. Pep went on to have a 26-year career and is considered one of the best fighters of the 20th century and was named the number one featherweight by the International Boxing Research Center. His final career record was 229-11-1 with 65 knockouts.

Date Made: 1945

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: New York, New York City

Sport: BoxingWeb Subject: SportsLevel Of Sport: Professional


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0128.06Catalog Number: 1982.0128.06Accession Number: 1982.0128

Object Name: poster, boxing

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 41 in x 28 in; 104.14 cm x 71.12 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-107b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1065557

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