Name: RICKARD, TEX & JACK GLEASON ANTIQUE PHOTO
History: Tex Rickard was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1871. His boxing promoter career took off in 1910 when he staged the heavyweight bout between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries. He continued promoting and eventually acquired Madison Square Garden. He, John Ringling and others established the Madison Square Garden Corporation. He opened the new Madison Square Garden in 1925 and operated it until his death in 1929. Offered here is an original antique photograph of Tex Rickard and Jack Gleason going over plans for a new boxing arena. Rickard on the right with a cigar and Gleason were both promoters at the time.
Full description: This is an original, first generation photograph. Image is sharp. There are tears on the perimeter and sections missing at the corners. Raised Dana Studio stamp in lower right corner has a hole in it. The images are largely unaffected by the flaws. 6 3/4" x 9 3/4."
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Rickard, Tex -
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