On June 19, 1936 Joe Louis fought former World Heavyweight Champion Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium in New York. Louis was undefeated in 23 fights coming into this fight. Schmeling had won three straight. Both men were trying to get a shot at the World Heavyweight Title. In this fight it was all Schmeling. Max used an effective right hand and stopped Louis in the 12th round. Presented here is an antique wire photo from this bout.
This antique wire photo from Louis-Schmeling I is 6 1/2" x 8 1/2." The corners are slightly soft and there are creases in the lower left corner. There are some marks in the center of the photo. There is a small rip along the top edge.