Regular price $1,500.00

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. Offered here is an original souvenir handkerchief which pictures both fighters and promoter-referee Tex Rickard.
This is an original cottom souvenir handkerchief. It has the original folds. No tears. Bold, crisp images and print of blue against a white background. Has some foxing. and minor brown staining. 16" x 16."

Size: 16 x 16

Condition: very good