Name: KETCHEL, STANLEY ANTIQUE PHOTO (With MGR. WILLIS BRITT< BARNEY OLDFIELD & OTHERS)
History: Stanley Ketchel, "The Michigan Assassin," began his professional career on May 2, 1904 with a one round knockout of Kid Tracy in Butte, Montana. Ketchel would win the vacant World Middleweight Title on May 9, 1908 stopping Jack "Twin" Sullivan in 20 rounds in Colma, California. Ketchel was stopped in 12 rounds by Jack Johnson on October 16, 1909 in an attempt to win the World Heavyweight Title. Posted career wins over Billy Papke, Hugo Kelly, Philadelphia Jack O'Brien and Joe Thomas. Shot and killed on October 15, 1910 in a dispute over a woman. Presented here is an antique group photo with Ketchel and his manager Willis Britt along with 3 others identified as Shaffer,Olfield and Stricker.
Full description: This antique photo measures 7 inches by 9 inches.The photo has upper left corner damage.The other edges and corners are there but rough.The back has an unrelated attached photo.There is some writing in pencil along the bottonm border identifying Britt.The images are vivid.
Size: 7 x 9
Categories: Ketchel, Stanley - Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) -
Condition: very good
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