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. Presented here is an original wirephoto of Louis and Max Schmeling meeting before Louis' bout with Jack Sharkey circa 1936. This photo measures 7 inches by 9 inches.The photo has a fine line crease across the middle and corner creases in two corners.The back has an attached newpaper clipping.There are some pencil markings on the top border.The image is vivid.