Name: JOHNSON, JACK-JAMES JEFFRIES ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PHOTO (1910)
History: On July 4, 1910 Jack Johnson successfully defended his heavyweight title against Jim Jeffries, the former champion. Jeffries had retired undefeated champion after his last fight in 1904. Encouraged greatly by a racist public eager to get rid of Jack Johnson, Jeffries agreed to fight Johnson, but age and an almost six year lay-off, coupled with Johnson's great skill and youth proved to be too much. Jeffries was easily defeated in a one sided match. Presented here is an original, first generation, antique photo from this bout.
Full description: This first generation, antique photo from the Johnson-Jeffries bout is 4 1/4" x 6." There are small creases along the top edge and there is some light soiling along the bottom edge. No rips or tears.
Size: 4 1/4 x 6
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Jeffries, James J. - Johnson, Jack
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