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Jack Dempsey Posing with a Boy
Jack Dempsey Posing with a  Boy
TitleJack Dempsey Posing with a Boy
DescriptionHeavyweight boxer Jack Dempsey shaking hands with eight year old William Dempsey Meyers, who was named after the former champion. They appear to be standing outside Union Station. The boy was the nephew of Capt. William M. Meyers of the Westport police station. The photo published on the front page of the November 15, 1931 Kansas City Journal Post.
DateNovember 15, 1931
PhotographerUnknown
NotesDempsey was in Kansas City for a November 18, 1931 exhibition fight at the Convention Hall.
Item TypeGlass negative, b/w, 4 x 5 in.
CollectionZeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives (P29)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36855
LocationP29, Box 18, Folder 31, #12 (print)
SubjectShaking hands
Boxers (Sports)
Local SubjectDempsey, Jack
Digital FormatPrint made from negative; scanned as 600 dpi JPEG and imported as JPEG2000 in CONTENTdm software.
Barcode10015685
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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