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1900-50 Boxing Negatives & Photos Archive from Pittsburgh Press/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Photographer (600+)

1900-50 Boxing Negatives & Photos Archive from Pittsburgh Press/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Photographer (600+)

A rare and significant boxing archive which is packed with many great original photographs and original large format (8x10") negatives in vintage Kodak Photographic Paper boxes (thirteen).Negatives (400+) include:Box labelled "Good Negatives" houses twenty-two sealed manila negative envelopes including Bob Fitzsimmons Sr. (two), Bob Fitzsimmons Jr, Jack Johnson (two), Packey McFarland (two), Battling Nelson (two), Stanley Ketchel, Nelson/O'Conner/Ketchel, Attel vs Welsh, Tunny's last fight, Henry Armstrong, Carl Tremaine (two), Les Darcy, Sam Lansford, and Jimmy Clabby (four).John L. Sullivan, Jack Sullivan vs Jake Killrain, Jim Corbett, Jim Jeffries, Jeffries vs Fitzsimmons, Jack O'Brien, Joe Gans (two), Battling Nelson (four), Nelson vs Gans, Tex Rickard, Abe Attell, Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffries (ten), Jack Johnson in Thoms Flyer automobile, Al Wolgast, Harry Greb (three), Greb vs. McCoy, Stanley Ketchel (six), Ketchel vs. Papke, Jack Sharkey, Tommy Loughran, Jack Dempsey (ten), Dempsey vs. Firpo, Gene Tunny, Tunney declared winner over Heeny, Tunney and Rickard, Jimmy Braddocks, Henry Armstrong (two), and Joe Louis (three).Joe Louis original news photo (with International News Photo stamp and paper caption on back) from the Galento fight with matching negative.A box of Pittsburgh Press negatives of the Walcott vs. Charles fight.Gerrie Coetzee "Bionic Man" twenty-one negatives with medical reports.Photographs (200+) include:Dempsey (two), Joe Walcott, Archie Moore, Rocky Marciano (two), photo postcards (thirteen), and many others printed from the negatives in this lot.Archives like this, from any era, almost never appear at auction as they are usually acquired by visual media companies and stock photo agencies. And pre-1950 archives are even rarer. There is a lot here to uncover and discover.


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