Photograph of Ben Levine presenting the Outstanding Award trophy to Reyes Cruzweb

Description (Brief):

Black and white photograph of Ben Levine presenting the Outstanding Award trophy to Reyes Cruz as the outstanding boxer in the El Diario De Nueva York Tournament. The presentation was held at the Rheingold Brewery on February 29, 1960. Pictured, left to right: Mr. and Mrs. Cruz (parents); Ben Levine; Reyes Cruz; and Frank Diamant. 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 te U.S. Boxing teams at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games and an international jurist in boxing at the Olympics in 1932.

Date Made: 1960-02-29

Depicted (Sitter): Levine, Ben

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: BoxingLevel Of Sport: AmateurOlympics


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Bertram Levine

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0049.35Accession Number: 1991.0049Catalog Number: 1991.0049.35

Object Name: photograph, boxing

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_1845432

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