Boxing Medal, 1920

Boxing Medal, 1920

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Description (Brief)
Silver colored medal attached to the bottom of a black ribbon. There is a winged shoe in relief, an olive branch, and "NYAC" on the front of the medal and two men boxing with "Boxing 1920" engraved on the reverse. 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
R. Stoll
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 4 in; 3.175 cm x 10.16 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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