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Radio Days, Joe Louis Is Winning

This is a working class Afro American family in the 1930s or 1940s. The boxing matches are on the radio. It is a big fight, and Joe Louis is winning. The men are very excited. Laughing and shouting trying to help Joe throw punches.

Two men are dressed in service clothes, two big boys are in overalls, and one young man is in shirt and vest. Grandpa in his Sunday clothes, he used to be bigger, so his shirt is a little large. A woman and a little girl have just come from the kitchen to see what all of the excitement is about.

The event is for the men, but it is the women's room. There is a cabinet radio, a braided rug, polished wood floors, a sofa with Home Sweet Home pillow and a granny square afghan, doilies and an iron lamp with a milkglass shade. A rocking chair and foot stool and a marble-topped table.

There are eight people in this piece.

Size: About 14 inches wide by 5 inches high. A one of a kind piece, 1/12 scale inch to the foot of real size.

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