Name: O'BRIEN, PHILADELPHIA JACK HEALTH INSTITUTE BROADSIDE (1928)
History: Joseph Francis Hagan (better known as Philadelphia Jack O'Brien) (January 17, 1878-November 12, 1942) was light heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Born in Philadelphia, Hagan was the older brother to John T. Hagan, a.k.a. Young Jack O'Brien and the cousin of heavyweight boxer Jack Rowan. Hagan turned pro in the 1890's and won the World Light Heavyweight title with a win over Bob Fitzsimmons in 1905, but vacated the title shortly after. In 1906 he drew with World Heavyweight Title holder Tommy Burns, and lost a decision in a rematch the following year. In 1909 he lost to World Middleweight Title holder Stanley Ketchel, and lost via TKO in a rematch later that year. Offered here is an original broadside for Philadelphia Jack O'Brien's Health Institute from 1928.
Full description: This is a two sided broadside which pictures O'Brien on the front. The reverse has O'Brien's philosophy on fitness. Paper broadside/ Minor edge and corner wear. No creases or tears. 4" x 9 3/8."
Size: 4 x 9 3/8
Categories: Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - O\'Brien, Philadelphia Jack -
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