Title: Jack Dempsey Posing with a Boy

Description: Heavyweight 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.

Date: November 15, 1931

Photographer: Unknown

Notes: Dempsey was in Kansas City for a November 18, 1931 exhibition fight at the Convention Hall.

Item Type: Glass negative, b/w, 4 x 5 in.

Collection: Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives (P29)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36855

Location: P29, Box 18, Folder 31, #12 (print)

Subject: Shaking hands; Boxers (Sports);

Local Subject: Dempsey, Jack

Digital Format: Print made from negative; scanned as 600 dpi JPEG and imported as JPEG2000 in CONTENTdm software.

Barcode: 10015685

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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