JOHNSON, JACK-JAMES JEFFRIES ORIGINAL CONTRACT SIGNING PHOTO

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Regular price $675.00

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 an original, first generation, antique photo of Johnson and Jeffries signing the contract for their bout. Pictured in the photo are: Standing-Tex Rickard and Jack Gleason; Seated-George Little, Jack Johnson, Sam Murphy, Sam Berger and James Jeffries.
This is an original, first generation photograph. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Creased in corners and has a compression at center. Edge and corner wear. 8" x 10."

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: very good