Name: O'BRIEN, PHILADELPHIA JACK MOUNTED ANTIQUE PHOTO (AS CHAMPION)
History: Joseph Francis Hagan (better known as Philadelphia Jack O'Brien) (January 17, 1878-November 12, 1942) was light heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Born in Philadelphia, Hagan was the older brother to John T. Hagan, a.k.a. Young Jack O'Brien and the cousin of heavyweight boxer Jack Rowan. Hagan turned pro in the 1890's and won the World Light Heavyweight title with a win over Bob Fitzsimmons in 1905, but vacated the title shortly after. In 1906 he drew with World Heavyweight Title holder Tommy Burns, and lost a decision in a rematch the following year. In 1909 he lost to World Middleweight Title holder Stanley Ketchel, and lost via TKO in a rematch later that year. Offered here is an original, first generation, mounted antique photograph of Philadelphia Jack O'Brien posing as world champion.
Full description: This is an original, first generation, mounted, Sommer Studio of Philadelphia photograph with their stamp at lower mount. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Appears trimmed on left edge. 5" x 7 1/4."
Size: 5 x 7 1/4
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - O\'Brien, Philadelphia Jack -
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