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    Circa 1890's Peter Jackson Oversized Cabinet Photograph. Peter Jackson was born on the island of St. Croix, in the Danish West Indies, in 1861. He was a natural athlete who developed a marvelous physique by competing in various sports. Jackson began his boxing career in 1882 in Australia and soon perfected his ring craft. He combined a smooth style with lightning fast combination, and an ability to hit hard with either hand. Jackson fought often and was soon matched against the top heavyweights of his day, men like Joe McAuliffe, Patsy Cardiff, Jem Smith, Frank Slavin and Jim Corbett. He defeated them all, with the exception of Corbett, with whom he drew after sixty-one rounds. The greatest opponent Jackson faced, however, was social prejudice. Society mandated that John L. Sullivan, who was the reigning Champion at the time, not give Jackson or any other black fighter a shot at the Heavyweight crown. Denied his shot at the title, Jackson never got the opportunity he so richly deserved, but is still remembered as the great fighter he was. This large format 12.5x17.5" cabinet photo shows the "Black Prince" as he appeared in his prime. There is edge wear, soiling, corner chips and border pinholes. Photos of Jackson are scarce, and almost non-existent in this size.

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