Drawing of boxers Joe Louis and Billy Conn

Description (Brief):

Original drawing of boxers Joe Louis and Billy Conn. Two head shot drawings, one of Mike Jacobs on the left and one of Joe Louis on right. On the bottom half of the drawing is Billy Conn and Joe Louis in the ring. There is text pasted onto the drawing which was done by Bob Grams. Joe Louis, known as the "Brown Bomber," was considered one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time. He is often regarded as the first African American to become a nationwide hero and became the focal point of anti-Nazi sentiment with the Schmeling fight of 1936. He was the reigning World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 until his retirement in 1949.

Depicted: Louis, Joe

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: BoxingLevel Of Sport: Professional


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.3052.075Nonaccession Number: 1999.3052Catalog Number: 1999.3052.075

Object Name: Drawingbowing, drawingdrawing, boxing

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 32.5 cm x 24.7 cm; 12 13/16 in x 9 3/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-17d2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_739075

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