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Sheet with engravings of four men involved in boxing: Jack McAuliffe, Billy Myer, Oliver S. Campbell, Condy S. Cummings.

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Identifier: N44769

Title: Sheet with engravings of four men involved in boxing: Jack McAuliffe, Billy Myer, Oliver S. Campbell, Condy S. Cummings.

Description: Vertical with four prints of boxers. Top left: Head shot with caption "JACK MAULIFFE: Jack McAuliffe, the light weight champion of America, took up boxing when 18 years old and entered into several tournaments given in New York and won the medal for the amateur lightweight championship. From an amateur he rose to the professional ranks by whipping such clever men as Jack Hopper, Billy Frazer, and Harry Gilmore. His most noted fight was with Jem Carney, the British champion. He entered the ring in the poorest possible condition but crawled through by having the fight declared a draw. Since then he has fought an 87-round draw with Billy Meyer and knocked out James F. Carroll in 46 rounds. Jack is a hard drinker even in training." The top right print is of Billy Myer. The caption reads "BILLY MYER: Billy Myer gained his first prominence by whipping Charley Daley of St. Louis in 29 rounds. His next fight was with McAuliffe in North Judson, Indiana, it being declared a draw after 87 rounds. After a sparring tour through Illinois, he secured a match with Andy Bowen in New Orleans. He went into the ring with his wrist sprained, and it caused him so much pain that he gave up the fight." There is more to the caption, but it is unreadable due to tearing of the article. The bottom left print is a small portrait with the caption "Oliver S. Campbell, Champion of America." Another small print on bottom right with caption "Condy S. Cummings."

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: 1892

Type(s): Wood Engraving
Image

Maker/Creator:

Subjects: vertical
Engraving
print
black ink
Jack McAuliffe
Billy Myer
Oliver S. Campbell
Condy S. Cummings
boxer
Boxing
Boxers (Sports)
Sports

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