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[Portrait of Jesse Owens]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09798.01 Author/Creator: Place Written: Sioux City, Iowa Type: Photograph Date: 27 March 1956 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 12.7 x 9 cm.

Summary of Content: One black and white photograph of Jesse Owens dated March 27, 1956. Image is of Owens in an interior location. Reverse side contains typewritten text, "Jesse Owens of Olympic fame - Mayfair Hotel, Sioux City, Iowa - March 27, 1956." Also contains a handwritten note, " Died- 3/31/80, Tuscon - Arizon."

People: Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980

Historical Era:

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansAthletes

Sub Era: The Fifties

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