Name: WILLARD, JESS PROMOTIONAL POSTER (AS CHAMPION)
History: Jess Willard, The Pottawatomie Giant, defeated Jack Johnson in Havana, Cuba on April 5, 1915 with a controversial KO in the 26th round to win the Heavyweight Title. He defended the title once before losing it to Jack Dempsey on July 4, 19191 in Toledo, Ohio. Offered here is an original promotional poster of Jess Willard dating to 1915 when he won the heavyweight tile against Jack Johnson.
Full description: This original promotional poster pictures Willard in full fight pose (a photo copyrighted by the notable Underwood & Underwood Photographers). Printed on heavy stock paper. Issued by Tichnor Brothers of Boston, Massachusetts. Image of Willard is bold and clear. There are some clear tape remnants on the borders from mounting. Not creased. Minor soiling. Several compressions. Very rare early poster of Jess Willard. 14" x 22."
Size: 14 x 22
Categories: Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Willard, Jess -
Condition: very good
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