History: John L. Sullivan was born on October 15, 1858 in Roxbury, Boston, MA. He is the link between bare knuckles and glove fighting and is considered to be one of the best heavyweights ever. He held the undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Championship for ten years, winning it in 1882 from Paddy Ryan and losing it in 1892 to James J. Corbett. Other notable fighters he fought and defeated included Jake Kilrain, Charlie Mitchell and Dominic McCaffrey. Presented here is an antique stereoview of John L.Sullivan with Ryan in 1897.

Full description: This stereoview measures 3 1/2 inches by 7 inches.The upper left corner is torn but the piece missing is present.The corners and edges show some wear.There is a crack in the cardboard on the top edge that does not go into the left photo.The two view are clean.The back has advertising for the manufacturer "The Universal Photo Art Co."The pictures are marker Graves Publishing. The view states the scene as is marked "Sullivan and Ryan At "Arena" Phila. 1897".

Size: 3 1/2 x 7

Categories: Sullivan, John L. - Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Ryan, Paddy

Condition: very good

Quantity: 1

Price: $1250.00

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