Regular price $12,500.00

John L. Sullivan was born on October 15, 1858 in Roxbury, Boston, MA. He is the link between bare knuckles and glove fighting and is considered to be one of the best heavyweights ever. He held the undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Championship for ten years, winning it in 1882 from Paddy Ryan and losing it in 1892 to James J. Corbett. Other notable fighters he fought and defeated included Jake Kilrain, Charlie Mitchell and Dominic McCaffrey. Presented here is a beautiful original advertising silk of John L. Sullivan done by New York Illustrated News. It includes the original box it was issued in.
This magnificent silk was done in the 1880's by New York Illustrated news. It features Sullivan in his famous bust pose at center being flanked by a green border on the perimeter with an American Flag, Irish Harp, Shamrock and Sun in each corner. The silk comes with the small original box it was issued in. The silk is in pristine condition. There are a few spots from storage and age. No soiling. Includes the original folds which are as crisp as the day it was originally stored. The color is vibrant and the image of Sullivan is crisp and clear. 30" x 30". In the years of doing this I have never seen a silk in finer condition. A fitting tribute to the great John L.

Size: 30 x 30

Condition: excellent