Photograph of Ben Levine and Young Boxers in Training

Photograph of Ben Levine and Young Boxers in Training

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Black and white photograph of Ben Levine and boxers in training. Dated 1936 on reverse. Four men squatting or kneeling in front, with 11 men standing behind them. 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
photograph, boxing
date made
1936
depicted (sitter)
Levine, Ben
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 7 in; 12.7 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
1991.0049.24
accession number
1991.0049
catalog number
1991.0049.24
Credit Line
Bertram Levine
subject
Boxing
Amateur
Olympics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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