ca. 1860’s-90’s, [cabinet card of boxer Peter Jackson in boxing outfit]

Peter Jackson, also called the Black Prince, was born on Saint Croix, Virgin Islands, and emigrated as a young deck hand to Australia, working on the Sydney Docks. While serving on a ship he quelled a mutiny with his fists, which brought him to the attention of promoter Larry Foley and started his career in boxing. He became a bare knuckle boxer and won the Australian Heavyweight championship in 1886.

via Cowan’s Auctions

ca. 1860’s-90’s, [cabinet card of boxer Peter Jackson in boxing outfit]

Peter Jackson, also called the Black Prince, was born on Saint Croix, Virgin Islands, and emigrated as a young deck hand to Australia, working on the Sydney Docks. While serving on a ship he quelled a mutiny with his fists, which brought him to the attention of promoter Larry Foley and started his career in boxing. He became a bare knuckle boxer and won the Australian Heavyweight championship in 1886.

via Cowan’s Auctions