Name: JOHNSON, JACK ADVERTISING POSTER (1915-BUCHA GIN)
History: On April 5, 1915 in Havana, Cuba World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson fought Jess Willard. Under a grueling sun the two fought for 26 rounds when suddenly the giant Jess Willard stopped the aging Johnson with a hard straight right hand. Johnson later claimed to have thrown the fight, but most ring historians dismiss this claim. The fight was of great note. Offered here is a rare advertising poster made from the famous final knockout photograph.
Full description: This poster is for Bouvier The Original Buchu Gin. It advertises the product against the backdrop of the famous knockout of Jack Johnson by Jess Willard. On heavy cardboard. Circa 1915. No creases, rips or tears. There are several small holes on the perimeter from mounting. Good clear image. Print lettering is bold. 14 3/4 19."
Size: 14 3/4 x 19
Categories: Johnson, Jack - Willard, Jess - Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards
Condition: very good
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