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Albert Davis Photography Collection
Albert Davis, 1850-1937
8 Boxes, 2 Oversized Boxes, 83 Folders, 1 Card Catalog Drawer, 2476 Items
Material Types

ArtCollections, Photos

Albert Davis was a theater and sports enthusiast and an avid collector of theater and sports-related memorabilia. At the time of his death, his collection contained 100,000 photographs.  This collection contains the sports photography portion of his collection and includes photographs and cabinet cards of such boxing and wrestling legends as John L. Sullivan, Jack Johnson, William Muldoon, James Corbett, Primo Carnera, and many others, as well as images of baseball, wrestling, swimming, cycling, and golf.  To highlight this collection, we have created an online exhibit featuring several well-known and some not-so-well-known athletes.