Jack Dempsey was born on June 24, 1895 in Manassa, Colorado. He defeated Jess Willard on July 4, 1919 to win the World Heavyweight Title and held the title until September 23, 1926 when he lost to Gene Tunney. Dempsey announced his retirement in February of 1928 with a final record of 64-6-9 with 49 KO's. Presented here is a vintage photograph of Jack Dempsey as he appeared in the 1920's which he has signed and inscribed in vintage fountain pen ink. This is a promotional photo dating to the 1920's by the famous Apeda Studios of New York with their stamp at lower right. Pictures Dempsey in full fight pose. Boldly signed in fountain pen, "To My pal Tom Best Wishes & good luck Jack Dempsey." Bold, clear image. Clean. Not creased or torn. Professionally framed. 8" x 10."