Burns V. Johnson Boxing Contest. Charles Kerry, Aust.
Burns V. Johnson Boxing Contest
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Burns V. Johnson Boxing Contest

1908. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, panorama format, captioned with photographer and date in negative lower right, mounted with colour facsimile of admission ticket to the match, 37.1 x 94.4cm. Minor foxing overall. Original frame.

Caption continues “14 rounds, won by Johnson on points. Stadium, Sydney, Dec. 26th, 1908. Purse £7,500. Gate £26,000. Audience 20,000. Referee: Hugh McIntosh.” Text on facsimile ticket includes “£3. SB & SD Ltd. The Stadium, Rushcutter’s Bay. Tommy Burns v. Jack Johnson, Boxing Day, Saturday, Dec 26th, 1908 at 11am. A192 Reserved… Hugh D. McIntosh, Governing Director, Scientific Boxing & Self Defence Ltd.”

This panorama, which is the most detailed photograph taken of this famous boxing match, shows the suburb of Paddington in the background.

Item #CL187-89

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