Note accompanying boxing gloves worn by Gene Tunney in the "Long Count Fight"

Note accompanying boxing gloves worn by Gene Tunney in the "Long Count Fight"

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A note accompanying the glove reads: "(The Biltmore, New York) Dear Bernard, Please accept these gloves as a token of our friendship. You aided in making them the most distinguished gloves in pugilism's history. Gratefully, Gene" "October first."Pair of reddish brown, leather boxing gloves worn by Gene Tunney in the "Long Count Fight.". There is a small metal plaque which reads: "Gloves worn by Gene Tunney, Heavyweight Championship contest, Chicago, Illinois, September 22, 1927; Presented to Bernard F. Gimbel by Gene Tunney in appreciation."
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Currently not on view
Object Name
letter. boxing
note, boxing
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ID Number
2011.0070.01.1
accession number
2011.0070
catalog number
2011.0070.01.1
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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