Signed Photograph

New York: Underwood and Underwood, [1928].

Price: $750.00

Unbound. Publicity photograph of Gene Tunney running with his trainer Lou Fink, and Olympic Gold Medalist Johnny Hayes while Tunney was training in Speculator, New York, for his final fight. Underwood and Underwood back mark. Sepia-toned 8" by 10" glossy. Creased and with old repairs on verso, good. Signed by Gene Tunney; and additionally Inscribed by Hayes: "Louis Paquet kindest regards of Johnny Hayes." Hayes was the American marathoner who won the controversial gold medal in the 1908 Olympics in Rome when Italian Dorando Pietri made a wrong turn entering the stadium, collapsed, and was helped over the finish line by spectators. After his running career was over, Hayes became an athletic trainer. Tunney's signature is faded, Hayes' is dark.

Item #292160

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Signed Photograph. Gene TUNNEY.