JEFFRIES, JAMES TRAINING CAMP PHOTO ALBUM (1910-JOHNSON FIGHT)
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 photo album consisting of 12 first generation photographs of James Jeffries and one of Jack Johnson in Reno training before this fight.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is a photo album with 13 mounted original, first generations photos of James Jeffries in training just before his bout with Jack Johnson. Photos include Jeffries sparring with Joe Choynski and Bob Armstrong and another as well as shots of him jumping rope in front of a large crowd and a shot of the camp house, approximately 3 miles from Reno. There is also an original, first generation photo of Jack Johnson in training for this bout.Bold, clear images. Clean. Not creased. Minor edge wear. Each is 3 1/4" x 5 1/2." All mounted in an original photo album booklet of 5 3/4" x 8." Exceptionally rare.