The Great Fight, between Tom Hyer and Yankee Sullivan, for $10,000.

Description (Brief)
Colored print of two men (New York native Tom "Young America" Hyer and the Irish immigrant James "Yankee" Sullivan) fighting bare-fisted in a boxing ring. Warmly dressed spectators gather around the ring on a snow-covered river bank. The fighters and some spectators are identified in a key below the image on both sides of the title. The fight took place on Februrary 7, 1849 on Still Pond Heights, Kent County, Maryland. Tom Hyer was the victor after 16 rounds but supposedly only lasted 18 minutes.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1849
depicted
Hyer, Tom
Sullivan, Yankee
maker
Baillie, James S.
Ingall's Studio
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
image: 17 in x 20 1/4 in; 43.18 cm x 51.435 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2812
catalog number
60.2812
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Sports and Recreation, general
Drinking
Winter
Boxing
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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