VINTAGE LARGE SILVER GELATIN PHOTOGRAPH PROFESSIONAL BOXER JACK WEBB CIRCA 1925

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 30, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
PROFESSIONAL BOXER JACK WEBB, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS.
ORIGINAL VINTAGE SILVER GELATIN PHOTO CIRCA 1925!

Original silver gelatin photograph, probably a publicity photo, measuring 10 inches by almost 6 inches by an unknown photographer circa 1925. Depicts professional boxer, Jack Webb. A young female admirer has pasted a small image of (presumably) herself just below Mr. Webb along with an annotation in ink, "Jack Webb, My Hero." The verso of the image is annotated in pencil, probably by the photographer, "Webb 2 [two] 6 x 10 blk."

Condition: Horizontally creased about one-quarter of an inch down from the top, lightly soiled, foxed, faded, and silvered, ink annotation slightly smudged, otherwise Very Good.

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Jack Webb was a middleweight from Champaign, Illinois. He had 18 bouts between 1922 and 1929, winning five (3 by knockout), losing four (3 by knockout) and fighting three to a draw. Six other fights are described by the Boxing Record as "newspaper decisions." This image, showing Webb in the balanced boxing stance with an anticipatory expression, is particularly charming with the additions of the smitten young
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