Circa 1870 Cabinet Card Photograph of 2 Men Squaring Off for a Bare Knuckle Fistfight - Perhaps a Private "Matter of Honor".
United States: No Photographer Noted, 1870. F. Image depicts two men with rolled-up sleeves, preparing to fight; with two other men standing by directly, one with what appears to be a watch or timer, the other also timing or perhaps ready to start the match; a younger lad stands by with a kerchief or small flag, perhaps to drop as the start; in the background, three women look on, and 2 younger children; the action all taking place in a woods-surrounded field; cabinet card in oblong format, approx. 5 1/8" x 8 3/8" size, including the mount; beige cardstock mount card, with gilt edges; no place, photographer or studio noted; a little dustiness, soil on mount; in very good condition; in very good condition and interesting amateur boxing imagery from the latter part of the 19th century. Item #23269