Henry Armstrong

Made:
1939-05-25 in United Kingdom
maker:
George W Roper
and
George W Roper
and
Henry Armstrong
      A photograph of boxer Henry Armstrong (1912-1988) retaining the world welterweight championship

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Henry Armstrong A photograph of boxer Henry Armstrong (1912-1988) retaining the world welterweight championship
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A photograph of boxer Henry Armstrong (1912-1988) retaining the world welterweight championship, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 25 May, 1939.

A photograph of boxer Henry Armstrong (1912-1988) retaining the world welterweight championship, taken in May 1939 by George Roper for the Daily Herald.

His opponent was the British boxer, Ernie Roderick. An American, Armstrong is the only professional boxer ever to hold three world championship titles simultaneously.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/H01307
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford