Photographic postcard with photos of Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Johnson, Jack, American, 1878 - 1946
Jeffries, James J., American, 1875 - 1953
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper and card stock with adhesive
Dimensions
H x W: 3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in. (8.7 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 commemorating the "Fight of the Century" between Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries. The boxers are pictured separately but facing each other. Each man's name is written below his feet.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
Photography
Race relations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.36.1.4
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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