Image ID
SDN-008870
Headline
Fighter, body of Joe Gans lying on stretcher covered by blankets carried out of building in Chicago
Date Depicted
1910
Date Created
1910
Creator
Chicago Daily News, Inc.
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
glass negatives
Copyright Notice
© Chicago Historical Society, published on or before 2013, all rights reserved
Credit Line
SDN-008870, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Inventory Number
1960.784
Storage Location
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Acquisition Source
Gift of Field Enterprises, Inc.
Max Pixels - Height
2055
Max Pixels - Width
2912
KEYWORDS
sports
athletes
boxing
Gans, Joe
African American boxers
1910-1919
African Americans
Illinois
Chicago
Boxers (Sports)
Sick persons
Chicago (Ill.)
Portraits
Dry plate negatives
Gelatin dry plate negatives
fighter body of joe gans lying on stretcher covered by blankets carried out of building in chicago

Image of African American boxer Joe Gans, also known as the Old Master, lying on a stretcher and covered by blankets as he is carried out of a building in Chicago, Illinois. Gans was a lightweight boxing champion who contracted tuberculosis at an early age. In the summer of 1910, he was transported by train to Baltimore, Maryland, greeted by crowds along the way, where he died on August 10, 1910.

Image of African American boxer Joe Gans, also known as the Old Master, lying on a stretcher and covered by blankets as he is carried out of a building in Chicago, Illinois. Gans was a lightweight boxing champion who contracted tuberculosis at an early age. In the summer of 1910, he was transported by train to Baltimore, Maryland, greeted by crowds along the way, where he died on August 10, 1910.

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