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 is an original large format photograph numbered 9 in the series by Dana. It depicts Jim Jeffries sitting in his corner before the fight began with Abe Attell and Jim Corbett looking on. The photo has some chipping around the outer perimeter. The image is crisp and clear. The Dana stamp is present. Minor soiling. 14" x 20." Exceptionally rare original photograph in this large format form.

Size: 14 x 20

Condition: very good