Name: GANS, JOE-BARBADOS JOE WALCOTT ORIGINAL PHOTO (SQUARE OFF-1904)
History: On September 30, 1904 at Woodward's Pavilion in San Francisco lightweights Joe Gans and Barbados Joe Walcott fought in the featured bout. After twenty rounds the fight was declared a draw. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Walcott damaged ligaments in his left arm and that it was "useless from the 4th round on". It was announced before the fight that no title was at stake. Referee Jack Welch gave 7 rounds to Gans, 5 to Walcott, with 8 even, but thought that Walcott's aggressiveness compensated Gans' advantage in cleverness.
Shortly after this fight Walcott accidentally shot himself in the hand and was out of action until January 1906. Offered here is an original, first generation photograph depicting the two fighters squaring off before the fight.
Full description: This is an original, first generation photograph with photographer stamp on front by Dana and copyright stamp the on back by Brown Brothers. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Tiny crease at lower right. Small closed tear on left edge with no paper loss. Corner wear. Rare. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2."
Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Gans, Joe - Walcott, Barbados Joe
Condition: very good
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