Photographic postcard of Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries clinching

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2 images
Created by
Dana Photo Studio, American
Subject of
Johnson, Jack, American, 1878 - 1946
Jeffries, James J., American, 1875 - 1953
Medium
ink on photographic paper on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 3 1/2 x 5 7/16 in. (8.9 x 13.8 cm)
Type
photographic postcards
Place captured
Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, United States, North and Central America
Date
1910
Description
A black-and-white photographic postcard of the "Fight of the Century" between Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries. In this photo, the pair are standing chest to chest with interlocking arms.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
Photography
Race relations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.36.1.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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