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Sparring Gloves used by Joe Louis

Sparring Gloves used by Joe Louis

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Description (Brief)
Pair of Everlast sparring gloves worn by Joe Louis, 1934-1951. Joe Louis, known as the "Brown Bomber," was considered one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time. He is often regarded as the first African American to become a nationwide hero and became the focal point of anti-Nazi sentiment with the Schmeling fight of 1936. He was the reigning World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 until his retirement in 1949.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Gloves, Pair of
boxing gloves, pair of
boxing glove
boxing gloves
gloves, boxing
associated person
Louis, Joe
maker
Everlast
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
horsehair (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 11 in x 10 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 27.94 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
1980.0683.04
accession number
1980.0683
catalog number
1980.0683.04
Credit Line
Mrs. Julian A. Black
subject
Boxing
Professional
Sports
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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