Name: LOUIS, JOE-MAX SCHMELING CARTOON ARTWORK BY BURRIS JENKINS
History: Joe Louis fought Max Schmeling for the second time on June 22, 1938 at Yankee Stadium. Louis had been stopped by Schmeling in their first fight in 1936 marking the first time Louis had felt the sting of defeat. In this celebrated second fight Louis knocked Schmeling out in the first round to retain the World Heavyweight Title. This was one of the most historic fights in boxing history, fought against the backdrop of the rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany and the loaming second World War. Offered here is original cartoon artwork by noted cartoonist Burris jenkins. The content deals with how Louis was humble in his defeat by Schmeling in 1936 offering no excuses, but that Schmeling complained he was fouled until film of the fight showed otherwise. Burris entitled this TWO INTERPRETATIONS: HOW TO TAKE A LICKING.
Full description: This is original catoon art which has been signed by catoonist Burris Jenkins near the bottom. Terrific content and great likenesses of the fighters. Images and text are bold. Mild center crease. Drawn on heavy stock paper. A number of minor edge tears with no paper loss. Minor soiling. 17" x 22 1/2."
Size: 17 x 22 1/2
Categories: Schmeling, Max - Louis, Joe - Cartoon Art
Condition: very good
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