JOHNSON, JACK-JAMES JEFFRIES ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PHOTO (1910)
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, antique photo from this bout. This first generation, antique photo from the Johnson-Jeffries bout is 4" x 6 1/2." The corners are slightly soft and there is some wear along the left edge. No rips or tears.