Name: TUNNEY, GENE LARGE FORMAT TINTED PHOTO LATE 1920'S)
History: Gene Tunney was born May 25, 1897 in New York City. He won the American Light Heavyweight Title on January 13, 1922 in a bout with Battling Levinsky. He won the World Heavyweight Title on September 23, 1926 against Jack Dempsey. He defeated Dempsey in a famous rematch the following year known forever more as "the long count fight." His last fight was a victory in defense of his title over Tom Heeney. In his career Tunney posted victories over Harry Greb, Tommy Gibbons, Jack Dempsey, George Carpentier, Battling Levinsky and Tommy Loughran. His final record was 77-1-3 with 45 KO's. Offered here is an original, large format tinted photograph of Gene Tunney dating to the late 1920's.
Full description: This is an original, large format photograph of Gene Tunney which has been lightly tinted. It is a first generation photograph. which has been mounted on antique board. As a number of chips on the borders and at the corners, Has a small tear in lower left corner and a larger tear on left center border with no paper loss. Not creased. Image is bold and sharp. 20" x 29."
Size: 20 x 29
Categories: Tunney, Gene - Large Format Photographs - Antique Photographs (Pre-1930)
Condition: very good
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