Golden Gloves Finals 1953 Boxing Medal

Golden Gloves Finals 1953 Boxing Medal

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Description (Brief)
Gold colored boxing glove attached to the bottom of a white and blue ribbon with a blue rectangular pin attached to the top and "OFFICIAL" printed in gold. "GOLDEN GLOVES FINALS 1953" is printed in gold on the ribbon. 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.
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Object Name
medal, boxing
Date made
Levine, Ben
Dieges & Clust
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
overall: 1 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 4.445 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bertram Levine
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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