MCCARTY, LUTHER-ARTHUR PELKEY REAL PHOTO POSTCARD (1913-LAST PHOTO OF MCCARTY ALIVE)

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Less than a month after beating Frank Moran, Luther McCarty took a "stay busy" fight with Canadian heavyweight Arthur Pelkey while he waited to fight another top contender or perhaps Jack Johnson himself. During the first round of a fight billed as the World White Heavyweight Championship held on May 24, 1913 in Calgary, Alberta, McCarty collapsed after an apparent light punch over his heart and was pronounced dead shortly after. A coroner's jury decided that McCarty's death was not a result from boxing, but an earlier injury most likely attributed to a horseback riding accident occurring in the weeks before the fight. McCarty had only been fighting for just over two years, his only official loss occurring in his final tragic fight. McCarty was 21 years old at the time of his death. Offered here is an original, real photo postcard which pictures the last living photo of Luther McCarty.
This is an original, real photo postcard. Unused. AZO stamp on back. Not creased or torn. Minor corner wear. Slight border stains not affecting the image. 3 3/8" x 5 1/2."

Size: 3 3/8 x 5 1/2

Condition: very good