JEFFRIES, JAMES ORIGINAL TRAINING CAMP ANTIQUE PHOTO (1910)
Regular price $850.00
HISTORY: This original, first generation, antique photo pictures Jim Jeffries and his training camp before his fight with Jack Johnson. The pictured include Jim Jeffries, Farmer Burns, Sam Berger, Tex Rickard, James J. Corbett and others. On July 4, 1910 Jack Johnson successfully defended his heavyweight title against Jim Jeffries. 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 1910 before this fight.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This first generation, antique photo is 7" x 9 1/2." There are creases in the corners are along the edges. There is a larger crease in the upper right corner and the top edge has a tear.
Size: 7 x 9 1/2