Drawing of boxers Joe Louis and Billy Conn

Drawing of boxers Joe Louis and Billy Conn

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Original drawing of boxers Joe Louis and Billy Conn. Two head shot drawings, one of Mike Jacobs on the left and one of Joe Louis on right. On the bottom half of the drawing is Billy Conn and Joe Louis in the ring. There is text pasted onto the drawing which was done by Bob Grams. 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
Drawing
bowing, drawing
drawing, boxing
depicted
Louis, Joe
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 32.5 cm x 24.7 cm; 12 13/16 in x 9 3/4 in
ID Number
1999.3052.075
nonaccession number
1999.3052
catalog number
1999.3052.075
subject
Sports
Boxing
Professional
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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