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Lot # 192: 1927 Dempsey vs. Tunny "Long Count" Mutoscope Marquee.

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Monthly 02-19",
which ran from 2/10/2019 12:00 PM to
2/24/2019 10:00 PM

 Mutoscopes were the YouTube of the 1920's and allowed viewers to enjoy a video-like experience through the rapid movement of individual photographic images. On offer here is a marquee from one such contraption. It advertises the most famous sporting event of the decade, the second Dempsey-Tunney bout (also known as, "The Long Count Fight"). The maroon/gold/green/white hand-painted marquee (19.5x10.5") reads "Real Movies! Dancing Boxers. 5 cents" and features a real image (7x8") from the bout affixed at the center. Considering its ninety-year plus vintage, the piece is exceptionally good condition with relatively minor wear and ageing.


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