Regular price $4,000.00

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 large format antique Dana photo from this bout depicting a battered Jeffries holding on in the 15th round.
This is an original, first generation, large format photograph. Dana photographer stamp at lower left. Mounted on antique board. Bold, clear image. Clean. Not creased or torn. Minor edge and corner wear. Slight silvering present. 20 1/2" x 31 1/2." Extraordinarily rare and virtually never seen in this classic size.

Size: 20 1/2 x 31 1/2

Condition: excellent