Name: JOHNSON, JACK-JESS WILLARD REAL PHOTO POSTCARD (1915)
History: Jess Willard, born December 29, 1881 in St. Clere, Kansas in rural Pottawatomie County - died December 15, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, was a world Heavyweight boxing champion. A working cowboy, he did not begin boxing until he was almost thirty years old. Despite his late start, Jess Willard proved successful as a boxer, defeating top-ranked opponents to earn a chance to fight for the championship. On April 5, 1915 in front of a huge crowd at the Vedado Racetrack in Havana, Cuba, in the 26th round he knocked out champion Jack Johnson to win the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship. Presented here is a real photo post card from the bout in 1915.
Full description: This is an original, unused, real photo postcard with AZO stamp on reverse. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor corner wear. Some writing on the back. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2."
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
Categories: Postcard - Willard, Jess - Johnson, Jack
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