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[Original Cabinet Photograph, With Signed Inscription] by  William Muldoon - 1897 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB and Biblio.co.uk

[Original Cabinet Photograph, With Signed Inscription]

by Muldoon, William

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New York: Falk, 1897. Original cabinet photograph (image 14.5 x 9.8 cm; mount 17 x 10.6 cm), With Falk studio imprint in lower margin. A small dent and a small crack in emulsion, with no loss, three finger tip size spots to emulsion, extreme lower right corner of card nicked, still a good example. A vintage cabinet photograph of America's first wrestling champion, inscribed on the verso "Verry [sic] sincerely yours / Wm Muldoon / November 7th 1897." Muldoon (1852 - 1933) learned wrestling while in the Union Army during the Civil War. While serving as a NYC police officer following the war, he wrestled on the side, eventually winning the title of World Champion of Greco-Roman wrestling. After he retired from the ring, he was much in demand as a trainer, and worked with, among others, John L. Sullivan. He served as New York Commissioner of Sports for many years, and was one of the first professional sportsmen to appear on a sports card. He was posthumously elected to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2001.


  • Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: WRCLIT81167
  • Title: [Original Cabinet Photograph, With Signed Inscription]
  • Author: Muldoon, William
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Falk
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1897
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