A.A.U. Metropolitan Assocation War Athletic Activities Medal

Description (Brief):

Round, dark-colored, tarnished medal attached to a red, white, and blue ribbon with a pin attached to the top. The medal has an eagle centered above multi-colored flags that are made of enamel. Reads, "War Athletic Activities". The reverse is embossed with a the Statue of Liberty and "A.A.U. Metropolitan Association." This belonged to the donor's father, Ben Levine. Levine was a participant in the development of amateur sports competition from 1902 as a boy of 13 when he went to work for James Sullivan, President of the Amateur Athletic Union until his retirement from the A.A.U. in 1968. Levine's primary contribution was to Amateur boxing, which he first promoted prior to 1920. He staged the first Golden Gloves and was the Assistant Manager of the U.S. Boxing teams at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games and an international jurist in boxing at the Olympics in 1932.

Maker: Robbins Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Attleboro

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: BoxingLevel Of Sport: Amateur

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Credit Line: Bertram Levine

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0049.10Catalog Number: 1991.0049.10Accession Number: 1991.0049

Object Name: medal

Physical Description: metal (overall material)fabric (overall material)red (overall color)white (overall color)blue (overall color)green (overall color)Measurements: overall: 1 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 8.89 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-2f36-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1072585

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