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Jack Dempsey Championship Fight..., N.Y.
  • Ruth Harris Bohan
    born: Petersburg, Illinois, United States ; died: Kansas City, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Jack Dempsey Championship Fight..., N.Y., 1927
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 78.5 x 99.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 30 7/8 x 39 in
  • Gift of Ruth Harris Bohan
  • Not on display
  • 1970.0074
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Crowds of people surround a boxing ring, eager for a view of the fight taking place. There are two small platforms above the crowds where spectators can see the fight. Dozens of lights hang immediately above the ring while the surrounding area is significantly darker, showcasing what is happening inside the ring.