Name: LOUIS, JOE ORIGINAL CARTOON ART BY BURRIS JENKINS (EARLY 1940'S)
History: Joe Louis was born on May 13, 1914 in Lafayette, Alabama. On June 22, 1937 he won the World Heavyweight Title from James J. Braddock. He retired after losing to Rocky Marciano on October 26, 1951. His final record was 63-3. Joe Louis had the longest reign of any heavyweight champion spanning eleven years. His victories included Jack Sharkey, Max Baer, Max Schmeling, Billy Conn, and jersey Joe Walcott. Offered here is original cartoon artwork of Joe Louis done by noted cartoonist Burris Jenkins in the early 1940's. The topic is Louis' incredible record of stopping fighters in the very first round.
Full description: This original cartoon art is signed by Burris Jenkins in the lower right corner. It pictures Louis looking out to the crowd standing over another 1st round victim. Drawn on heavy stock paper. The image and pencil drawing are bold. No creases or tears. Some minor soiling. Framed. 17" x 18 1/2."
Size: 17 x 18 1/2.
Categories: Louis, Joe - Artwork - Cartoon Art
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