Regular price $350.00

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, real photo postcard which depicts dual images of James Jeffries, one as he looked in 1904 around the time of his retirement and the other in 1910 ready for the fight with Jack Johnson.
This is an original real photo postcard with photographer stamp for C.V. Estey, copyright 1910 at lower right. Unused. Bold, clear images. Slight toning from aging. Closed tear on lower border with no paper loss. Small crease at upper right corner. Corner wear. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2." Rare, the only we have seen.

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

Condition: very good