Name: SULLIVAN, JOHN L.-JAKE KILRAIN ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PHOTO (1889)
History: On July 8, 1889 in Richburg, Mississippi World Heavyweight Champion, John L. Sullivan met and defeated challenger Jake Kilrain in what would be the last defense of his title in bare knuckles. This fight was fought under the grueling heat and scorching sun typical of summer in the south. The fight lasted 75 rounds before Kilrain was forced to submit. Presented here is an extremely rare, first generation photograph depicting action during this fight with the crowd looking on.
Full description: This is an original, first generation photograph. Bold, clear image. Not creased. Clipped corners at upper left and lower right. Minor edge wear. 6 3/4" x 9." Incredibly rare, one of the very few original photographs from this event we have handled.
Size: 6 3/4 x 9
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Kilrain, Jake - Sullivan, John L.
Condition: very good
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