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 antique wire photo of Joe Louis being honored for "long and meritorious service" to boxing by the Boxing Writers Association. This antique wire photo of Joe Louis is 7" x 9." There are small creases in the corners and there are marks along the edges from where the photo was used in print. There is a tear along the right edge.