Tommy Burns. Kerry, Co, fl. Aust.
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Tommy Burns

c1908. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, postcard format, title, caption and photographer’s line in negative lower right, annotated in ink verso, 13.4 x 8.6cm. Slight scuffing, creases.

Text reads “19. ‘A right to the body, & ready for shift.’ Kerry, Sydney.” Annotation reads “Mind you don’t get a punch in the nose when you look at this.” Held in NLA.

One of the biggest sporting events in Australian history was the title fight between American Jack Johnson and Canadian Tommy Burns at Sydney Stadium, Rushcutters Bay, NSW on Boxing Day, 26 December 1908. It was the first time that a black man fought for the prestigious World Heavyweight Boxing Championship and won. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL181-104

Price (AUD): $880.00  Other currencies

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