Photographic postcard of James J. Jeffries staggering away from Jack Johnson

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Johnson, Jack, American, 1878 - 1946
Jeffries, James J., American, 1875 - 1953
Date
1910
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with card stock and adhesive
Dimensions
H x W: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (8.9 x 14 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photographic postcard of the "Fight of the Century" between Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries. In the photo, Jeffries can be seen in the background to be staggering away from Johnson. Two officials also stand in the ring. Their names are written in ink on their images. There postcard has been mailed and there is writing and a green one cent stamp on the reverse of the postcard.
Place captured
Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
photographic postcards
Topic
Athletes
Boxing
Photography
Race relations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.36.1.3
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5904ad966-2cc2-4585-b241-6d5e405b2ed3
2 image(s)