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    C. 1890's Elmer Chickering Jake Kilrain Cabinet Photo SGC 10 Poor 1. Jake Kilrain was a very tough and durable fighter. He is best recognized for participating in the last bare-knuckle world heavyweight championship fight in 1889 (under London rules) where Kilrain and the great John Sullivan went 76 rounds. An Elmer Chickering cabinet photo of Sullivan is available elsewhere in this auction. Kilrain's coach, Mike Donovan, ended the fight by throwing in the towel, or sponge to be historically accurate, much to Kilrain's protests. This is an eye catching example with a virtually problem free obverse. The back has some pencil writing and the outer edges are rough with some paper residue from previous mounting. The famous Chickering Studios of Boston clearly visible in the center. The SGC 10 Poor 1 is solely due to the reverse.

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