Name: SULLIVAN, JOHN L. THEATER BROADSIDE & CABINET CARD (1890'S)
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 original mid 1890's theatrical broadside advertising John L. Sullivan in the play, THE MAN FROM BOSTON. Offered with an original caninet card of John L. Sullivan.
Full description: This broadside is paper and has been professionally matted with a vintage cabinet card of Sullivan. Both date to the 1890's. The broadside has two creases and measures 4" x 9." The cabinet card photo has a sharp image. 4 1/2" x 6 1/2." Both are clean. Very scarce matted to 13" x 13."
Size: 13 x 13
Categories: Sullivan, John L. - Cabinet Cards - Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards
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