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19th C. BOXING PHOTOGRAPH. Ca. 1890 large format 8"x 6" albumen image on 9 3/4" x 7" mount, ; large period id on bottom of mount " Jimmie Dime". Very handsome photo of young boxer, strong tones, very good contrast and clarity. Taylor, Amsterdam, NY photographer's backmark.


Jimmy Dime(James Fox)b. 1865; Tipperary, Ireland(Fought out of Amsterdam, New York). d 1939; Newcastle, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT5-5 1/2WEIGHT124-130 lbs Dime was an outstanding fighter with a solid punch; He was called "a clever two-handed fighter who can hit a very hard blow" (Philadelphia Item); During his career, Jimmy won the 130 Pound Championship of America; After retiring from the ring, he trained and managed boxers -Tony Ross, Patsy Brannigan, George Chip, Joe Chip and some othersJimmy defeated such men as Billy Frazier, Jerry Marshall, Johnny Gorman, Jack Smith and Eddie Burns.

Mount has very minor crease t/l corner, some age toning along perimeter, overall F. 


SKU: sp383
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