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    Jack Johnson 1909 Champion Of The World Poster Jack Johnson became the World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Tommy Burns in Australia on December 26, 1908, becoming the first black man to accomplish this feat. The following year a promotional poster of Jack Johnson was released depicting the champion in a full fight pose along with various other scenes of recreation, including driving a racecar, which was one of his passions. Presented here is an original version of this poster that measures 15" x 18.5" with some light staining and chipping in the corners. Many of these posters that are appear in sales are early reprints. This poster is not a reprint. It is a very rare original poster from 1909. Framed.

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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