Name: RICKARD, TEX ANTIQUE PHOTO (1919-PRIOR TO DEMPSEY-WILLARD FIGHT)
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, first generation photograph of Tex Rickard posing with journalist Steven J. Mahoney prior to the Dempsey-Willard fight. From the collection of Steven J. Mahoney.
Full description: This is an original, first generation photograph of Tex Rickard. Bold, clear image. Tiny corner creases. Closed tear on the lower border. Clean front and back. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2."
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Rickard, Tex -
Condition: very good
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