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Jack Johnson - James Jefferies Fight of the Century July 4, 1910 Poster from James E. Pepper Distilling Co.

By: (James E. Pepper Distilling Co.)

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Lexington KY, James E. Pepper Distilling Co.: 1910

Seller ID: 16421

Condition: Very Good


The 1st African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World, Jack Johnson, defended his title against Jim Jeffries in ‘The Fight of the Century’, in Reno, NV, July 4, 1910. A great deal has been written about the fight, especially the racial overtones, the subsequent riots and Johnson's fast and loose lifestyle. A two-hour film was made of the fight and Jack London was one of the reporters present. The fight was sponsored by the James E. Pepper Distilling Co. After the fight the company issued a series of posters of photos , including a secene from Reno, one of Johnson enjoying a glass of... View more info