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 French advertising broadside for the showing of the fight film of this event at the American Biograph in Paris.
This is an original advertising broadside. Two sided. The front folds open and has graphic depictions of the fighters. The reverse includes times and location. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. Slight foxing from age. 3 5/8" x 5 1/4." Exceptionally rare, the only we have seen.

Size: 3 5/8 x 5 1/4

Condition: excellent