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

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

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal
maker
Robbins Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Attleboro
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
ID Number
1991.0049.10
catalog number
1991.0049.10
accession number
1991.0049
Credit Line
Bertram Levine
subject
Sports
Boxing
Amateur
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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