1910 Jack Johnson v Jim Jeffries French fight film advertisement
A scarce original French advertisement promoting screenings of the Johnson-Jeffries fight film in Rue Taitbout, Paris. The 3.75" x 4" advertisement reads along the top "Ce n'est ni Johnson ni Jeffries. Pourquoi? The top flap then folds up to reveal the wording "Parcequ'ils sont à American Biograph". This translates as "It's neither Johnson nor Jeffries, why? .... Because it's an American Biography". This bold statement is further evidence of how the contest transcended the sport, even as far away as Europe. When folded open the total size of the promotional card is 3.75" x 5". The location and times of the screenings are detailed at the bottom. The back of the card highlights some impressive statistics from the fight. The condition for it's age is excellent with just one light crease. An eye catching and extremely rare piece of memorabilia from this most important chapter in boxing history.