Name: SULLIVAN, JOHN L. ANTIQUE PHOTOGRAPH (1883)
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 antique photograph of John L. Sullivan from 1883 taken by noted New York photographer John Wood.
Full description: This is an original, first generation photograph of John L. Sullivan in period dress taken in 1883. Small chip in lower left corner. Image is clear and bold. No creases or tears. Minor edge and corner wear. Clean. 3 3/4" x 5 3/8."
Size: 3 3/4 x 5 3/8
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Sullivan, John L. -
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