Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier vintage photos

"The Million Dollar Gate"

A pair of vintage photos from the Dempsey-Carpentier fight (7-2-21)... Photo on left labeled "Dempsey in distress-second round" and photo on right "first knockdown-fourth round"... Both photos have "Underwood & Underwood" raised stamp at lower right corner and measure 7 x 9"... Some creasing to corners visible in scan... Some publication touch-ups... Overall condition is fine


In a fight promoted by the great Tex Rickard, and which grossed more than a million dollars at the gate, Dempsey, the world heavyweight champion, was pitted against the popular French war hero, Carpentier, who was the light-heavyweight title holder. The gallant Frenchman broke his thumb in the second round and was counted out in the fourth.
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