2007.1.358

10-Apr-56
7.625 in HIGH x 8.75 in WIDE
(19.37 cm HIGH x 22.22 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers
2007.1.358

RUSS REED / APR 10 1956 (stamped in purple ink onto back); "Bean hits the deck for the 2nd time in the 2nd round--" (handwritten in blue ink on back); "Sports / ...Moore" & "#2970" (handwritten in pencil on back); "TR E APR 11 1956" (stamped in purple ink onto caption affixed to back)

Black and white photograph of light-heavyweight boxing champion Archie Moore (left) in the boxing ring with Willie Bean (right). Photo was taken during the second round of a boxing match as Bean begins falling just after receiving a punch from Moore. Some sections of image have been outlined/highlighted for reproduction purposes. Caption affixed to back reads: "Tribune photo / GOING DOWN--Willie Bean grabbed for the ropes as he went down for the second time in the second round under a heavy barrage by Archie Moore, world's light-heavyweight champ. Moore finally stopped Bean in the fifth round in their bout."

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.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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