Regular price $3,000.00

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 looming second World War. Offered here is an original Associated Press photo album which includes 11 photographs from this fight.
This is an original Associated Press photo album. Includes original covers. 11 fight photos all attached to a spindle binding. Front cover has clipped upper right corner and border tears, one of which on bottom is tape repaired inside. Both covers have some binding separation, but are still attached. Inside there are 5- 8" x 10" original, first generation photos with Associated Press stamp on back of each. There are also 4- 11" x 14" first generation photos with Associated Press stamp on back. There are also two composite 11" x 14" photos which were reprinted, but have original Associated Press stamps on backs. One of the 11" x 14" photos has mild creasing. The remainder have some edge and corner wear. The images are pristine, iconic images including the fight end with towel being thrown in along with other action images. Printed on heavy stock all are clear, bold sepia tone images. Overall size is 11 1/4" x 14 1/4." Incredibly rare, the only example we have ever seen. Each photo itself is highly collectible.

Size: 11 1/4 x 14 1/4

Condition: very good