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    Circa 1910 Jack Johnson Signed Photograph. One of the most controversial figures in the history of sport was this man, whose story inspired a recent Ken Burns PBS special entitled "Unforgivable Blackness." Johnson's assumption of the Heavyweight boxing title in 1908, and his romances with white women, inflamed the deepest racism among white America and, according to Johnson, led to his intentional forfeiture of the title in 1915. Here we find a 3x4.5" photograph of the Champ as he appeared during his seven-year reign, inscribed in 9/10 black fountain pen ink, "Yours Truly, Jack Johnson." A couple light wrinkles in the emulsion are only evident at certain angles to the light, otherwise the photo presents without distraction. Matted and framed to final dimensions of 13x16". Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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