JOHNSON, JACK-JAMES JEFFRIES ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PHOTO (1909-SIGNING CONTRACT)
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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, first generation photo of Johnson and Jeffries signing the contract for their bout.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This original, first generation photo measures 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches.The photo shows just minor edge and corner wear.The back has writing in pencil and glue residue.The images are vivid.
Size: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2