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Wells & Coffey (LOC)

Bain News Service,, publisher.


Wells & Coffey


[1912] (date created or published later by Bain)


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.



"SS 2/15/14 SS 5/4/15" on negative sleeve.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.

Photo shows English boxer Bombardier Billy (William Thomas) Wells (1889-1967) sparring with Jim Coffey, the Roscommon Giant (1891-1959), in Rye, New York, to prepare for a fight with Al Panzer. (Source: Flickr Commons project,2008 and New York Times article, June 26, 1912)

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).





Format: Glass negatives.


Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,


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Call Number: LC-B2- 2419-7


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Taken sometime in 1912