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    William F. Cody "Buffalo Bill" and Boxer James "The Boilermaker" Jeffries Photograph. 4.5" x 4" mounted on a backing card to 6.5" x 4.75" overall. This photograph, probably taken in the heyday of Jeffries's boxing career circa 1900-1905, shows the two men, Buffalo Bill is ornate floral shirt and Jeffries standing uncomfortably straight, posed against a tent with a crowd of Wild West Show personnel in the background. On the verso of the photograph the original owner has named several of the crowd in the background including George Birch, chief of cowboys, Redheaded Tom Isabel, and Tommy Ryan, Jeffries trainer. James Jackson Jeffries (1875-1953) was an enormously popular heavyweight boxer of his day. He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. From the Emory A. Cantey Western Collection.

    Condition:
    Moderately faded and toned with stains to the mat board and sections of the mat board missing from the bottom, otherwise in good condition.


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