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1919 Jack Dempsey vs. Jess Willard Cressman's Cigars Advertising Poster

1919 Jack Dempsey vs. Jess Willard Cressman's Cigars Advertising Poster

On July 4, 1919 Jack Dempsey stopped Jess Willard in a completely one sided affair in Toledo, Ohio to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Dempsey’s victory coupled with his exciting style of fighting ushered in a new era of boxing which became part of the era known as the “Roaring 20’s.” Dempsey’s popularity was immediate. Many companies wanted him to endorse their products and many were looking for ways to attach themselves to the new champion. Offered here is a post fight poster for the Dempsey-Willard fight used to advertise Cressman’s Counsellor Cigars. The poster includes three large action photographs from the Dempsey-Willard fight and full length photos of each fighter. This poster is cardboard measuring 20 x 23". It is in overall excellent condition with some minor staining. This is the only version of this poster we have seen to date.


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