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    Bare Knuckle Fighter! Strength and Dignity - 1923 February Issue of Vanity Fair

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      JACK DEMPSEY - FIGHTING ART 

      -Premium Photographic Print from 1923 Vanity Fair Collection

      -Dimensions: 18.5 x 22.5 x 1 inches

      -Hand framed 100% natural wood

      -High quality frame, professionally finished with museum grade matting

      -Free 3-5 day shipping

      This compelling shot of Jack Dempsey's fists was taken by celebrated New York photographer Ira L. Hill. He was one of the most sought after early century society photographers in the United States. He was a highly regarded artist, noted for his soft focus, ethereal, dreamy images. This piece which we have names Bare Knuckle Fighter, was originally published in February 1923. The knuckles belong to Jack Dempsey, aka the Manassa Mauler who first became the heavyweight champion of the world in 1919 beating Jess Willard at Toledo, Ohio.

      Here at VintageSports we are captivated by story.  Sometimes, however, style comes to the forefront of our decision making as well.  That is precisely the case when we came upon this obscure photo from the February issue of Vanity Fair- dating 1923.  The artistry and uniqueness of this photo makes it the perfect piece to add to a collection of signed gear, and its character would not be out of the ordinary should it finds its way into your gallery, home or bar. 

      Hand framed with 100% natural wood by our family of local artisans in Pelham Alabama, this high-quality frame is professionally finished with custom cut museum grade matting to ensure perfect proportions. Backed with kraft paper, our frames also come with hooks and wire preinstalled. This work of art is ready to be installed immediately and comes as a finished frame size of 18.5 x 22.5 x 1 inches. 

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