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1894 Steve O'Donnell Boxer Australia Heavyweight Print ORIGINAL HISTORIC POA1
1894 Steve O'Donnell Boxer Australia Heavyweight Print ORIGINAL HISTORIC POA1

1894 Steve O'Donnell Boxer Australia Heavyweight Print ORIGINAL HISTORIC POA1

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"Steve O'Donnell."

This is an original 1894 halftone print portrait of Steve O'Donnell (1866-1925), an Australian heavyweight boxer. On the reverse is an account of his boxing career. He was a sparring partner for James John Corbett. (Please see both images.)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of original halftone print portraits of the great boxers and prizefighters of the 19th century. Short biographical sketches and/or accounts of famous matches are on the reverse of each portrait. The work of Billy Edwards, ex-Lightweight Champion of the World, this historical collection covers boxers from James John Corbett, the "Father of Modern Boxing," to Tom Hyer, the first American Champion, as well as boxers and other pugilists from around the world. Please note the large format of these prints. It is uncommon to find boxing images of this size which makes this collection extremely valuable to collectors. The prints themselves are, for the most part, in excellent condition and suitable for framing.

CONDITION

This 117+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is a very small blemish in the top margin --please see image.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Duotone
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Mike Dooley, Dick Burker, Chris Smithers, Ned Ryan, George Godfrey, John L. Cattanach

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