|Title||Wildcat Carter, Seattle, November 1927 |
|Caption||Leslie Earnest 'Wildcat' Carter began boxing at the age of 14, about the same time he moved to Seattle from Edmonton, Alberta. As a young man, he fought several veteran boxers and later became a professional boxer in the mid-1920s. He boxed internationally until the beginning of World War II when he enlisted in the Army and served as a physical education instructor until his honorable discharge. He did not box again.|
This photo was taken during the full-swing of his career at the Crystal Pool when he fought and beat veteran boxer Vic Foley on November 22, 1927.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Carter Wildcat.|
Caption information sources: Seattle PI article; Black Heritage Society; Seattle-PI exhibit label.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): November 22, 1927.
|Subjects||Boxers (Sports)--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sports--Washington (State)--Seattle; African Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Carter, Leslie Earnest "Wildcat" |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5G.262 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 glass negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |