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Jimmy Watson, boxer

Portrait, taken from the side, of a man facing to the right and posing with his fists up. He is wearing shorts and boxing shoes. The name “Jimmy Watson” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Wilson Yarbo, boxer

Portrait of a man looking to the right and posing with his fists up. He is standing on what may be a rooftop or balcony and is wearing boxing gloves, shorts, and shoes. The name “Wilson” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Wilson Yarbo, boxer

Portrait of a man posing with his fists up. He is standing on what may be a rooftop or balcony and is wearing boxing shorts and shoes. The name “Wilson Yarbo” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Boxer, posing with his fists up

Photograph of an unidentified man posing with his fists up. He is standing on what may be a rooftop or balcony and is wearing boxing headgear, a sleeveless shirt, shorts, leggings, and boxing shoes. His shorts have the letters “RM” on one leg.

Max Baer and unidentified man

Photograph of two men. The man on the right, probably the boxer Max Baer, has one arm around the shoulders of the man on the left, and is posing with his fist against the man’s chin. The name “Max Baer” is written on the negative below the man on the right; the man at left is unidentified. See related image No. 371N0077.

Jimmy Fox, boxer

Full-length portrait of a young man posing with his fists up. He is facing partially to the right and is wearing boxing shorts and shoes. The name “Jimmy Fox” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image.

Fox, boxer

Full-length portrait of a young man posing with his fists up. He is facing partially to the left and is wearing boxing shorts and shoes. A name is written on the negative but the first name is unclear; it may begin with “F” or “I.” The surname is “Fox.” The writing is visible at the top of the image.

Jimmy Fox, boxer

Full-length portrait of a young man posing with his fists up. He is wearing boxing shorts and shoes. The name “Jimmy Fox” is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image.

Baby Palmoore, boxer

Full-length portrait of a young man or teenage boy posing in a boxing stance. He is standing in boxing ring and is wearing boxing gloves, shorts, and shoes. The name “Baby Palmoore” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Unidentified boxer facing front

Full-length portrait of an unidentified boxer on a rooftop or balcony. He is facing front and posing with his fists up. He is wearing boxing gloves, shoes, and shorts. The letters “PBS” are visible on the leg of his shorts. See related image No. 372A1058. Image note: Light leak on negative.

Unidentified boxer facing right

Full-length portrait of an unidentified boxer on a rooftop or balcony. He is facing to the right and posing with his fists up. He is wearing boxing gloves, shoes, and shorts. The letters “PBS” are visible on the leg of his shorts. See related image No. 372A1057.

Unidentified boxer facing right

Full-length portrait of an unidentified boxer on a rooftop or balcony. He is facing to the right and posing with his fists up. He is wearing boxing shorts and shoes. This boxer may be the same athlete depicted in image No. 372A1061. Image note: Photograph is out of focus and shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Unidentified boxer facing front

Full-length portrait of an unidentified boxer on a rooftop or balcony. He is facing front and posing with his fists up. He is wearing boxing shorts and shoes. This boxer may be the same athlete depicted in Image No. 372A1059.

Jack “The Nonpareil” Dempsey?

Full-length portrait of a boxer looking to the right and posing with his fists up. He is wearing leggings and boxing shoes and is standing in front of a landscape-themed background. The name “Dempsey, Jack” is written on the negative sleeve. The boxer is probably Jack “The Nonpareil” Dempsey (also known as John Kelly), who competed from the 1880s until his death in 1895. Image note: Tape on negative.

Boxer Ray Pelkey and unidentified man

Half-length portrait of two men standing on a rooftop or balcony, facing each other. The man on the right is boxer Ray Pelkey. The man on the left, who is unidentified, has one hand on Pelkey's arm and is pointing to the right with his other hand. The name “Ray Pelkey” is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Wolgast, boxer

Three-quarters portrait of a seated young man facing to the left. He is wearing a long-sleeved turtleneck shirt and trousers. The text “Wolgast, Mr / (Boxer)” is written on the negative sleeve. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration and other negative damage.

Melva Lillian Cole with serviceman and two boxers

Photograph showing four people standing in the ring at a boxing match. At left and right are two unidentified boxers. Second from right is an unidentified man in a military uniform. Second from left is Melva Lillian Cole of Fargo, North Dakota, who visited Portland from December 12, 1942 to January 8, 1943. Cole was visiting Portland to christen a ship, PC 816, a submarine chaser known as Hell Hornet, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. Her husband, Navy serviceman Wilson Burnett Cole, was killed in a German submarine attack off Cape Hatteras in 1942. Image note: The number 32 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / Hell Hornet / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0434, 375A0435, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0443, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, 375A0450, and 375A0451.

Jack “The Nonpareil” Dempsey?

Full-length portrait of a boxer looking to the right and posing with his fists up. He is wearing leggings and boxing shoes and is standing in front of a landscape-themed background. The number 15362 and the name “J. Dempsey” are written on a label on the negative. The boxer is probably Jack “The Nonpareil” Dempsey (also known as John Kelly) who competed from the 1880s until his death in 1895. See related image No. 373G0051. Image note: Tape on negative.

David Campbell

Full-length portrait of a boxer facing to the right and posing with his fists up. He is wearing leggings and boxing shoes and is posing in front of a landscape-themed backdrop. The name “Dave Campbell” and the numbers 298 and 15298 are written on a label at the top of the negative. Campbell was a prize fighter and later served as Portland’s fire chief.

Ralph Smith, boxer

Photograph of a man facing to the right and posing with his fists up. He is standing on what may be a rooftop or balcony and is wearing boxing shorts and shoes. The name “Ralph Smith” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the photograph. Image note: Part of the background has been masked.

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