Name: RICKARD, TEX & GEORGE MARA WIRE PHOTO (1924-PREPARING FOR CONVENTION)
History: George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (January 2, 1870 – January 6, 1929) was an American boxing promoter, founder of the New York Rangers National Hockey League (NHL) franchise, and builder of the third incarnation of Madison Square Garden in New York City. During the 1920s, Tex Rickard was the leading promoter of the day, and he has been compared to P. T. Barnum and Don King. Sports journalist Frank Deford has written that Rickard "first recognized the potential of the star system." Offered here is an original wire photo of Tex Rickard, lessee of Madison Square Garden and Democratic Party Chairman George Mara as they prepare for the Democratic Convention at the Garden. Taken on January 19, 1924.
Full description: This is an original wire photo with stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Has some surface compressions. 6" x 7 1/2."
Size: 6 x 7 1/2
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Rickard, Tex -
Condition: very good
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