Name: SULLIVAN, JOHN L. CARTE DE VISITE (MID 1880'S)
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. Offered here is a very scarce carte de visite photograph of John L. Sullivan as he appeared in the mid 1880's.
Full description: This is an original carte devisite. Photographer stamp at lower right corner of mount for M. Neustadt & Co. of London, England. Image is bold. Edge and corner wear. Minor soiling. Not creased or torn. 2 1/2" x 4."
Size: 2 1/2 x 4
Categories: Carte De Visite - Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Sullivan, John L.
Condition: very good
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