History: Joe Louis, a now rising star in the heavyweight division, fought Max Baer, the former champion, on September 24, 1935 at Yankee Stadium. Louis knocked Baer out in the 4th round in a completely one sided affair. After winning the title 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 an original mutascope card and machine holder used to advertise the showing of the Louis-Schmeling II and Louis-Max Baer fights. Circa late 1930's.

Full description: This is an original metallic mutascope holder with ornate design on the perimeter. Some soiling and slight paint chipping. Holds the cardboard sign for the Louis-Schmeling II and Louis-Max Baer fights. Not creased or torn. Bold color and print. Clean. Overall 15" x 22." Terrific display piece and extremely rare.

Size: 15 x 22

Categories: Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Louis, Joe - Advertising

Condition: excellent

Quantity: 1

Price: $1000.00

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