Item Number: D952
Title: Joe Butler "Colored Middle Weight Champion
Source: original print from "Gladiators of the Prize Ring- Heroes of All Nations" by Billy Edwards, Louisville KY
Size: Sheet 10.5"x14.5"
Comments: Bare-knuckles boxing era print, this is a bookplate from the rare volume "Gladiators of the Prize Ring" celebrating famed boxers. This is a photograph printed by the halftone process, and has descriptions of this black boxer on the back. This book is very rare, and I was lucky to find an incomplete example from which a few of the prints were in decent condition, this is one of them! It is hard to find images from this era of boxing history.
Condition: Very good overall, unmatted and unframed.