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    Circa 1890 Ike O'Neil Weir and John L. Sullivan Cabinet Photographs. The Spider was brought to Buffalo by some sporting men who backed him liberally and were assured by Boston boy that he was in strict training and would easily win. Imagine the horror of these men when the afternoon of the fight they found Ike collapsed in his room at the Mansion House, with the place literally carpeted with Bass ale bottles. They shook Ike and he roused himself." "What does this mean?", demanded one backer "Nuthin wrong", stuttered Ike "But you won't be able to fight!" "Leave that to me" replied Weir drowsily and relapsed into slumber again. " "The backers got their bets hedged, but sure enough Ike was at the Erie country club ring that night, fresh as a lark, and he put Connors out in three rounds, so unexpectedly that would-be spectators were still buying their admission tickets when the end came." Antique Original Elmer Chickering Studio, Boston Circa 1890 The John L. Sullivan Cabinet Photograph is un- marked as to studio. The condition is fair with tape residue on top margin edge should clean up to Excellent.

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    27th Saturday
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