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    Circa 1900 James J. Corbett Poster. He took the Heavyweight Championship of the World from the previously undefeated John L. Sullivan in 1892, heralding the arrival of a new style of boxing that valued technical skill over masculine toughness. Here he looks every bit the rightful owner of his "Gentleman Jim" nickname, dressed in formal attire and neatly coiffed, hardly the expectation for a man who sent the Boston Strong Boy into retirement. The poster is linen-backed to a borderline NRMT appearance, and was likely commissioned by his manager William Brady, as that relationship is the only other text the poster offers beyond the maker's mark of "The Strobridge Litho Co." Dimensions 30x40", excluding the linen that extends beyond the boundaries of the poster.

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