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[JOHNSON, Jack (1878-1946)]. Johnson Camp . [New York]: Bain News Service, 1912.

8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. oversize photograph (creasing to lower right, small tear at upper left edge, light stains). George Grantham Bain stamp to verso. Titled in negative with identification of Johnson and 5 others in his camp in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Signed in negative "D.W.A. Photo 42." 

An outdoor shot of the Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson at his camp with several of his trainers and dozens of onlookers in preparation for his fight with "Fireman" Jim Flynn on July 4, 1912 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. During this second attempt at the belt for Flynn, he was warned by the referee to stop headbutting and the fight was eventually stopped in the 9th round with Johnson winning the bout decisively. The glass negative of this image is held in the Bain News Service Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress (LC-B2-2567-15).

Estimate: $300 - $500
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