JOHNSON, JACK-JAMES JEFFRIES ORIGINAL CONTRACT SIGNING WIRE PHOTO

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Regular price $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 an original wire, antique photo of Johnson and Jeffries signing the contract for their bout. The photo pictures both Johnson and Jeffries with other dignitaries.
This is an original Gilliams Press Syndicate wire photo with their stamp on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Small crease at upper right corner. Minor corner wear. 4 5/8" x 6 5/8."

Size: 4 5/8 x 6 5/8

Condition: very good