Regular price $1,500.00

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 a large format antique Dana photo from this bout.
This original photograph numbered 74 in the Dana series depicts Jim Jeffries going back to his corner with referee Tex Rickard and cornerman James Corbett looking on. The large white fan in the corner was used to cool Jeffries down in between rounds. The photograph is in fine condition with no rips, tears or creases. The image is sharp. Oversized at 14" x 20." Exceptionally rare original photograph in this large format size.

Size: 14 x 20

Condition: excellent