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1927 Dempsey vs. Tunny "Long Count" Mutoscope Marquee.

1927 Dempsey vs. Tunny "Long Count" Mutoscope Marquee.

<p><span style="font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana;">Mutoscopes were the YouTube of the 1920's and allowed viewers to enjoy a video-like experience through the rapid movement of individual photographic images. On offer here is a marquee from one such contraption. It advertises the most famous sporting event of the </span><span style="font-family: Verdana;">decade</span><span style="font-family: Verdana;">, the second Dempsey-Tunney bout (also known as, "The Long Count Fight"). T</span></span><span style="font-size: small;">he maroon/gold/green/white hand-painted marquee (19.5x10.5") reads "Real Movies! Dancing Boxers. 5 cents" and features a real image (7x8") from the bout affixed at the center. Considering its ninety-year plus vintage, the piece is exceptionally good condition with </span><span style="font-size: small;">relatively</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;minor wear and ageing.</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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