2 Cabinet Cards 1905 African American Boxer Rufe Turner of CA Rare
Two Rare Cards from the Steve Turner Collection of African Americana. 2 Cabinet cards of boxer Rufus Rufe Turner. Both show Turner in dynamic, bare-knuckle boxing poses wearing his dark shorts, a white sash belt, and leather shoes. One inscribed to the recto. Both with imprints on recto. Turner was a lightweight boxer from Stockton, California, brother to Charley The Stockton Tornado Turner who claimed colored middleweight champion in the 1890s. Rufe fought for the Lightweight Championship of the World during his career. In 1914, he moved to Manila, the Philippines as a boxing instructor and also took occasional bouts winning the Lightweight Championship of the Orient in 1917. Condition: Some foxing to images but nothing distracting.
Both card mounts are solid and images are firmly attached. Check other listing for Black Americana, Music, Photography, etc. The item "2 Cabinet Cards 1905 African American Boxer Rufe Turner of CA Rare" is in sale since Monday, April 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Photos". The seller is "bkb5" and is located in Tucker, Georgia.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Provenance: Steve Turner Collection of African Americana