PORTRAIT OF FRENCH GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLER : MAURICE GAMBIER : WORLD CHAMPION

This uncommon vintage real photo postcard features a Greco – Roman wrestler, Maurice Gambier. He looks like an old school UFC fighter. Actually, Gambier, of Bordeaux, France, won the first ever Greco – Roman world championship. The year was 1897 and the venue of the tournament was the Cirque Royale in Brussels, Belgium. This portrait postcard was photographed by Lucien Walery. He was a celebrated Paris photographer known for his portraits of artists and cabaret dancers from the city’s music halls. He is very well known for his portraits of Mata Hari and Josephine Baker. Walery did a lot of work in the genre of nude/erotic photography. He photographed the beautiful women of Paris between the early 1900’s and the 1920’s.  This postcard is of French origin. The card has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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BOXER : JIMMY WALSH : HASSAN CIGARETTE CARD : (1910)

This vintage tobacco card features boxer Jimmy Walsh depicted on a Cigarette Card. The card advertises Hassan “Cork Tip” Cigarettes. The advertising copy states that the brand is “The Oriental Smoke” and is the largest selling brand in America. The card was issued in 1910. Jimmy Walsh (1883-1964) was an American boxer who became the World Bantamweight Champion in 1905. He fought 64 bouts between 1902 and 1914. He was born and resided in Newton, Massachusetts. He had 33 wins (14 KO’s), 10 losses, and 20 draws. In retirement he taught boxing to the sons of two US Prsidents (Taft and T. Roosevelt).  This card measures about 2.5 x 2.75 inches. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF FRENCH WRESTLER OR BOXER : 1920’S

This vintage real photo postcard features a boxer, or possibly a wrestler, in a fighting pose. He is not wearing any boxing gloves which leads me to believe that he is more likely a wrestler. One thing is certain; I know that he is not a UFC fighter. The boxer is unidentified. The postcard is likely from France, since similar boxing postcards in my collection are from that nation. (SOLD)

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