JOHNSON, JACK-JESS WILLARD REAL PHOTO POSTCARD (1915)
On April 5, 1915 in Havana, Cuba World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson fought Jess Willard. Under a grueling sun the two fought for 26 rounds when suddenly the giant Jess Willard stopped the aging Johnson with a hard straight right hand. Johnson later claimed to have thrown the fight, but most ring historians dismiss this claim. The fight was of great note. Offered here is an original, real photo postcard which depicts the two fighters shaking hands in the ring before the fight..
This is an original real photo postcard. Unused with AZO stamp on back. Minor soiling on back. Clean front. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. Photographer stamp from Havana at lower right. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2." Rare image.
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2