10 in HIGH x 7.75 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 19.68 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

"FEB 12 1953 / CHRIS KJOBECH" (stamped in purple ink onto back); "Reverse" (handwritten in red pencil on back); "Archie Moore / 2 col / Monday / Sport" (handwritten and crossed out in pencil on back); "Big File / 4-cols #2 / 1st Wed, Spt" (handwritten in pencil on back); "TR D FEB 16 1953" (stamped in purple ink onto caption affixed to back)

Black and white photograph of light heavyweight boxer Archie Moore working out on a punching bag with taped hands and no gloves. Image has cropping registration marks with "Reverse #2" handwritten in white at bottom and some areas have been outlined in gray--all for reproduction purposes. Caption affixed to back reads: "Tribune photo / Archie Moore, light-heavyweight champion of the world works out on a heavy bag in preparation for his fight tonight with Leonard Dugan in San Francisco's Winterland."

Archie MooreFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_Moore (8/17/2007)Archie Moore whose birth name was Archibald Wright (December 13, 1913 _ December 9, 1998) was a light heavyweight world boxing champion. A native of Benoit, Mississippi, raised in St. Louis, Mo., he died four days short of his 85th (or 82nd) birthday, in his adopted home of San Diego, California. He was also a social figure, and a man who became involved in African American causes once his days as a fighter were finally over. His nickname was "The Old Mongoose." He holds the record for the most knockouts by any boxer, at 145. Punching bagFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punching_bag (9/4/2007) A punching bag is a sturdy bag designed to be repeatedly punched, for use in exercise or physical training. Someone who trains using a punching bag is usually trying to improve one of three areas: physical strength, aerobic fitness, or punching technique.Punching bags are often filled with grains or other material and are usually hung from the ceiling or affixed to a stand. The design of a punching bag should allow it to take repeated and constant physical abuse and not break. It must also absorb the impact of blows, without causing undue harm to the user. There are many different types of punching bags, with different names based on their size, use and mounting method. Speed bags are small, air-filled bags anchored at the top to a rebound platform parallel to the ground. Speed bags help a fighter learn to keep their hands up, as well as improving speed and hand-eye coordination. Double-end bags are light, round bags, often anchored to floor and ceiling with elastic or semi-elastic materials. Such bags are often used to practice mobility and accuracy on a moving target. Maize bags are not punched with great force but are used in boxing training to improve the athlete's head motion and ability to evade an opponent's punch, their name deriving from the fact that traditionally they are filled with maize.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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