FIELDS, JACKIE VINTAGE SIGNED STUDIO PHOTOGRAPH
Regular price $300.00
HISTORY: Jackie Fields (born Jacob Finkelstein, February 9, 1908 – died 1984) was an American professional boxer who won two world championship titles. Jackie Fields was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on February 9, 1908 under the name Jacob Finkelstein. He was married on August 12, 1931. The couple separated in December 1940 and his wife, Martha, was granted a divorce in May 1944. Fields died in 1984 at the age of 79 in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States. At the time he was part owner of the Tropicana Hotel.Over the course of Field's amateur career, he participated in 54 fights, winning 51 of them. During the 1924 Summer Olympics, Fields won a gold medal in the featherweight division. He was 16 years old. Competing as a welterweight, Fields won the 1929 and 1932 championship titles. On July 25, 1929 Fields faced Joe Dundee in a match for the welterweight championship. Fields was awarded the fight in the second round after Dundee, having been knocked down twice, delivered a foul blow which left Fields incapable of continuing the fight. Dundee, who had taken a $50,000 advance to participate in the fight, claimed that the foul was unintentional. Fields stated he believed Dundee, but noted that it was the only bout he had ever won on a foul. Offered here is a vinatge signed studio photograph of Jackie Fields.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original DU BOIS THE STEVENS photograph of Jackie Fields in period 1920's dress. Boldly signed in fountain pen, "To Danny "My friend and a regular guy"-Sincerely Jackie Fields." No creases or tears. Two minor compressions. Bold, sharp image. 8" x 10." One of the finest signed photos we have offered.
Size: 8 x 10