Regular price $1,000.00

Pedlar Palmer was born on November 19, 1876 in Canning Town, London, England. He fought his first professional fight on January 1, 1891 defeating W.C.Bond in 11 rounds. He went on to win the English 102lb., 106 lb. and 108 lb. titles before defeating Billy Plimmer by disqualification in 10 rounds to win the World 112 lb.Title on November 25, 1895. On October 12, 1896 he won a 20 round decision over Johnny Murphy to win the World Bantamweight Title. He held that title until September 12, 1899 when he was stopped in one round by the great Terry McGovern. Palmer proved his mettle as a fighter recording victories over George Dixon and Digger Stanley. He retired after losing to Jim Driscoll on March 10, 1919. Pedlar Palmer passed away in 1949. Offered here is an original, large format photograph of Pedlar Palmer in full fight pose, done in 1896 by noted New York photographer John Wood.
This is an original, first generation photograph by John Wood. Photo is matted and mounted. Minor tear on lower border with no paper loss. Image has very slight fading. Clean. No creases. Exceptionally rare especially in this size. 12 1/2" x 16."

Size: 12 1/2 x 16

Condition: excellent