Inscribed Photograph Signed

EAGLE, Don (1925-66)

Soft cover
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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This Canadian Native American wrestlers, known as "Marvelous Mohawk," was one of the greatest box office attractions of the early days of televised wrestling; he won the best-of-three-falls AWA World title in 1950, but had it taken away three days later in a controversial incident during a match with Gorgeous George; he died at age 41 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an apparent suicide. IPS (magazine stock), 7" X 10", n.p., n.y. [ca. 1960]. Very good. Tape stains along some edges, but not affecting image or signature. Full-length publicity portrait of Eagle in Indian costume and full headdress, wielding a tomahawk. Page 14 from some unknown wrestling yearbook or program, featuring Eagle's likeness (image area 5¼" X 7") and the printed word "Autograph" with a printed line alongside it for signing -- Eagle inscribes it boldly in blue ballpoint: "Good Hunting -- Chief Don Eagle." Below this is a small printed caption reading: "No Indian since Geronimo has caused as much comment as Don Eagle. A Canadian, Don is married, weighs 218 pounds, stands 6'1" and took a fling into boxing before his wrestling career. During the Summer months the Eagle maintains a summer camp at Cayawaga, Canada." Despite flaw, a quite attractive and scarce piece. Bookseller Inventory # 20457

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Title: Inscribed Photograph Signed

Binding: Soft cover

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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