Legendary June 2009
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These black-and-white images capture two legendary fighters from the turn of the 20th Century. Includes: Jess Willard – George Bain vintage photo – dated “4/10/15” as a small caption -- with Culver Pictures stamping on the reverse of a modern-times mount, photo cut to 5” x 7”, mount is 5-1/2” x 8”, EX appearance w/1-1/4” tear at bottom edge; Jack Johnson – cut to about 6” x 7”, the piece features EX image clarity with reverse-side newsroom markings, credit stampings for Keystone View Co., and handwritten notations. A small spot of paper loss on the front does not interfere with the view of the photo’s subjects (four of which are identified on the back as Johnson, Tex Rickard, Sam Berger and George Little).
1910s Jack Johnson and Jess Willard News Service Photos (2)
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