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An article from "Your America; Day by Day in Pictures" about John L. Sullivan including 3 lithograph prints.

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Identifier: N44809

Title: An article from "Your America; Day by Day in Pictures" about John L. Sullivan including 3 lithograph prints.

Description: Vertical page from a magazine. The paper has turned yellow, but the ink is still black. Along the top reads "Your America; Day by Day in Pictures. Adopted from the Album of American History edited by James Truslow Adams." Under the headline is an image of Sullivan defeating Paddy Ryan for the championship. Under that on the left reads "October 15, 1858. John L. Sullivan was born in Boston, destined to make boxing a popular pastime in the U. S. and become the first unofficial "good will" ambassador abroad. Until Sullivan became champion, by defeating Paddy Ryan in nine rounds, at Mississippi City, Miss., in 1882, as pictured above in a contemporary sketch, prize-fighting was done with bare-knuckles, by brutes, usually in a spot known only to a gentleman, and made it boxing, a headline sport. When he went to England, he was the most famous American, and was received royally by royalty. He was 5 feet 10 1/2, weighed 195 at his peak." Under the block of text is another lithograph of Sullivan being defeated by Jim Corbett. Caption reads "Corbett won from Sullivan on a knockout in the 21st round. Sullivan was then 34 years old, Corbett, 26." Next to this image is a headshot of Sullivan. Caption reads "Sullivan as he looked in 1892, when he was training for his championship fight with Jim Corbett in New Orleans."

Rights: UND

Place: United Kingdom

Dates: 1948

Type(s): Newsprint
Image

Maker/Creator: James Truslow Adams

Subjects: lithograph
vertical
article
John Sullivan
Jim Corbett
Paddy Ryan
Boxing
Album of American History
images
Champion
New Orleans
ring
gentlemen
Sports

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