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Jack Johnson, the first African-American to win the World Heavyweight
Title accomplished that feat defeating Tommy Burns in Australia on
December 26, 1908. Later defeated Stanley Ketchel and former champion
James Jeffries. Presented here is a very scarce signed photograph of
Jack Johnson. This is a vintage 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" first generation
promotional photograph of Jack Johnson which lists his vital
statistics. He was 34 years old and World Heavyweight Champion at the
time of the photo. The photograph is twice signed in ink by Jack
Johnson. The first inscription reads, "To Joe McDorland A Good Sport
With Good Luck From Jack Johnson." The second inscription reads, "
Best Wishes To My Friend Harry G. Kingsley From Jack Johnson." Both
inscriptions and signatures are in bold fountain pen. There is one
small spot in the upper left corner outside of the signatures and
image. No creases, rips or tears. Professionally framed and ready to
hang. Exceptionally rare, especially in a photograph of this quality
and signed as champion.
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