Regular price $3,500.00

HISTORY: Jack McAuliffe (born March 24, 1866 in Cork, Ireland – November 5, 1937 in Forest Hills, Queens) was an Irish-American boxer. Nicknamed 'The Napolean of the Ring', and fighting mostly out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, he was one of only nine boxers to remain undefeated throughout his entire career.[1] He was the Lightweight Champion of the World from 1886 to 1893. McAuliffe was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1995. Jack McAuliffe's parents were Cornelius McAuliffe and Jane Bailey who were living at 5 Christ Church Lane, Cork City at the time of Jack's birth. McAuliffe emigrated to the United States in 1871, where he spent his early years in Bangor, Maine. He made his first appearance as an amateur boxer in 1883, and soon after turned professional when he fought Jemmy Carney 78 rounds to a draw at Revere Beach, Massachusetts. He fought Billy Dacey for the lightweight championship and a $5,000 purse in 1888, and knocked him out in eleven rounds. He was known as a strong two handed fighter with "cat-like" reflexes. McAuliffe was married twice, both times to stage actresses. His first wife was Katie Hart, who played in farce comedies. After her death, McAuliffe married Catherine Rowe in 1894, whose stage name was Pearl Inman, of the song and dance team The Inman Sisters. Between marriages he dated a third actress, Sadie McDonald. McAuliffe and Rowe moved back to Bangor, Maine in 1894 where he undertook preliminary training for a fight later that year at the Seaside Athletic Club on Coney Island. He died on November 5, 1937, at his home on Austin Street in Forest Hills, Queens. Offered here is an original, first generation, mounted, large format photograph of Jack McAuliffe dated 1887.

FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, first generation, large format, mounted photograph. Photographer's stamp on photo and on the mount with a copyright of 1887. Photographer was John Wood. Bold, crisp image. Clean. No creases or tears to photo. Minor chip in lower left corner of mount not affecting th ephoto. Edge and corner wear on mount. This is one of the most pristine photographs we have handled from this era. 13 1/4" x 17" photo on a mount of 15" x 19 1/4." Extremely rare.

Size: 13 1/4 x 17

Condition: excellent