Regular price $2,000.00

HISTORY: Herbert A. Slade (The Maori) began his professional boxing career on August 26, 1882 against Jem Mace. Slade fought as a heavyweight and met Mace 16 times. He also fought Charley Mitchell, Denver Ed Smith and Joe Coburn. The highlight of his career was his fight with John L. Sullivan at Madison Square Garden on August 6, 1883. Slade was stopped in the 3rd round. He retired after losing to Charles Lange on August 11, 1981 in Salt Lake City. Offered here is an original, large format photograph of Herbert A. Slade, taken by John Wood of New York in 1883 around the time he met John L. Sullivan

FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, first generation photograph of Herbert A. Slade (The Australian Hercules). It is copyrighted 1883 by John Wood of New York. The photograph is mounted. Slight water stains on the lower edge of the mount affecting only a very small edge of the photo. The image is clear and bold. There is a small hole in the upper area of the photo. No creases, rips, tears, or chipping. The photo is 13" x 16 1/2" on a mount of 14 3/4" x 19." Exceptionally rare, especially in this size. Possibly unique.

Size: 14 3/4 x 19

Condition: very good