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Lot 448: Important John Wood 1800s Boxing Cabinet Photographs (84)
Amazing find of 84 cabinet photos were produced by the Joseph Wood Studio of New York City. Each mount has a double cartouche with the “J. Wood” signature and “Opposite the Peoples Theater New York.” The fighter’s facsimile signatures are imprinted in black. Includes: Tom Sayers, Heenan & Sayers, “New Ring in Madison Square Garden," Tommy Ryan & Jimmy Devine sparring set of 7, Ed Smith, Young Mitchell, Dal Hawkins, Bella Gordon (woman fighter), Dave Sullivan, Billy Madden, Jimmy Devine, Stormy White, Ben Jordan, Jack Burke, Dick Purge, Jake Kilrain, John L. Sullivan’s 1887 Championship Belt, James Corbett (2), Jem Carney, John Morrisey (later in life), Jem Smith, Frank Moran, Dick Moore, Billy McCarthy, Tommy Sullivan, Joe Beanstern, Tug Wilson, Jack Daly, John Scholer, Joe Coburn, Jack McCormack, Pete McCoy, Kid McFadden, Paddy Haven, Austin Rice, Austin Gibbons, Oscar Gardner, Billy Rotchford, R. Gallagher, Jimmy Anthony, Jim Curran, Billy Gallagher, White Lester, Frank McConnell, N. Wallace, Little McShane Brothers (children), Sammy Kelly, Jack Earnhardt, George Monroe, Jim Hall, Ned Baldwin, Spider Kelly, Tom Early, Joe Goss, Billy Dacey, Tom Allen, Kid Broade, Spike Sullivan, Steve O’Donnell, Dick O’Brine, Spike Sullivan, Owen Zeigler, Billy Plummer, Kid McCarttan, Billy Pool, Jimmy Hadler, Jack Downey, Paddy Gorman, Martin Flaharty, Dave Donnelly, Tommy West, Frank Slavin, Jeff Thorn, Kid Lavigne, Andy Welch, Nick Purley, and Patsy Sweeney. Overall very good with some NRMT stuff. The finest collection of boxing cabinets ever offered. Many of these are among the only known images of these fighters.
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