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    1942 Private Joe Louis Vintage Poster. Joe Louis' accomplishments in the ring are well chronicled. He was a fabulous amateur fighter who went on to win the World Heavyweight Title and then defend that title longer than any man in boxing history. Outside the ring Louis was just as successful. During World War II Louis went into the army and fought numerous exhibitions to raise troop morale. Louis actually contributed his entire purses to the war effort. In 1942 the army had Louis pose for a now famous poster which pictures him in army gear with bayonet and the slogan, "We will win because God is on Our Side." Presented here is that rare original poster. This very scarce one sheet version measures 28x40". The poster has been linen backed and shows only slight restoration along the fold lines. Overall a near mint copy with strong color. LOA from Craig Hamilton / JO Sports.

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    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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