Sam McVey

Image

Sam McVey

Title

Sam McVey

Identifier

25541

Description

Portrait of the African American boxer Sam McVey. He is in a boxer's fighting stance with his front fist extended out & raised shoulder level. His back hand is raised to his chest & his palm is open. His backfoot is slightly raised off the ground as his front foot is planted flat. He is shirtless, wearing only boxing shorts and shoes.

Museum records indicate that he was born May 17th 1884 in what would become Oxnard.

Creator

Unknown

Date

1921-12-23

Format

Black and white photograph
25.3 x 20.4 cm

Subject

Boxers (Sport)
McVey, Sam
African American boxers

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Oxnard (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

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Type

Image

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Sam McVey,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed April 23, 2024, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/7588.