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Preparing for the famous Heenan - Sayers boxing match...



Item # 661430

March 17, 1860

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, March 17, 1860 

* John C. Heenan
* Tom Sayers
* Famous boxing match


The double page centerfold features nine prints headed: "Great International Fight in England Between John C. Heenan (Benicia Boy) and Tom Sayers for the Champion's Belt of England." with a bit of text as well. The prints show both men in training for what would become one of the more notable boxing matches of the 19th century. 
The front page and inside pages including a nice doublepage have prints concerning the "Shoemakers' Strike at Lynn" Massachusetts.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War