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    1908 Tommy Burns vs. Jack Johnson Advertising Cabinet Photograph. A predictably semi-racist slogan on this absolutely magnificent image of Jack Johnson winning his Heavyweight title only further illustrates the uncomfortable zeitgeist of early twentieth century prize ring, as "The Genuine 'Hansa' Cigar" is advertised that it "Never 'Burns' with a 'Black' ash." The ringside view affords a look at Johnson watching as a battered Tommy Burns is about to relinquish his title. Ultimately the Sydney police would attempt to save the Canadian's title by calling an end to the contest, but the referee, as noted in the text below the image, would award the victory to Johnson on points. The image measures 6x7.5" in size with the cardboard mount extending the final dimensions to 9.5x12". Some scattered soiling throughout and wear at the edges of the mount, but the piece still presents wonderfully and stands as the only one of its kind we've encountered to date.

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    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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