1921 Underwood and Underwood Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier Postcards Set and Checklist
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|Title||Underwood and Underwood Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″|
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1921 Underwood and Underwood Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier Postcards Overview
This set of postcards was created to commemorate the 1921 fight between Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier.
Carpentier fought at several weight classes and was the European Heavyweight Champion of the World as well as being a lightweight champion. He challenged Dempsey for the World’s Heavyweight Title, but lost in the fourth round.
The postcards include real black and white photos courtesy of Underwood and Underwood. Pictures on the front are surrounded white borders. The fronts also include a handwritten description of the image, which serves as a de facto title for each card, along withe Underwood and Underwood name. Photographs also bear the name N. Moser of New York, who was presumably the creator of the postcards. Backs have a simple divided postcard layout.
The postcards are also numbered on the front, though, sequencing is a bit odd. The series starts with a postcard showing Dempsey having knocked out Carpentier with the next four showing earlier images from the fight. The final postcard is a panoramic shot of the stadium.
The set is quite rare with postcards generally starting at about $50 each in decent condition.
It should be noted that Moser produced other postcards, including a set commemorating the 1919 fight between Dempsey and then champion, Jess Willard.
1921 Underwood and Underwood Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier Postcards Checklist
458. The Knock-Out
459. Georges Carpentier and Jack Dempsey in their Corners Just Before the Fight
460. Carpentier and Dempsey Sparring for an Opening — First Round
461. Dempsey and Carpentier in a Clinch — Second Round
462. Dempsey Neatly Ducking a Hard Straight Left
463. Panoram View of the Arena at Jersey City, NJ