Skip to product information
1 of 1

Chicago Sun - Gene Tunney

Chicago Sun - Gene Tunney

ID# 13878
10" x 15"
(25cm x 38cm)
Regular price €279,95 EUR
Regular price Sale price €279,95 EUR
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Heavyweight Champion Gene Tunney is featured in this poster that was a supplement of The Chicago Sun on Sunday, October 11, 1942. It is part of a series of three posters featuring famous boxers serving in the War, with Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis rounding out the group. Details about Tunney's station and boxing record are below his illustrated portrait.

Gene Tunney (1898 - 1978) became a world heavyweight champion after defeating Jack Dempsey in 1926. Known as "The Fighting Marine", Tunney served in WWI and boxed his way through Europe. In the Inter War years, Tunney became a household name for his undefeated title and most famous fight against Dempsey. He was notorious for his love of literature, and married into the Carnegie family which led to a secondary career in business. In WWII, the Navy asked Tunney to lead its physical fitness program for pilots. He retired from the military with the esteemed title of Commander.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.

Shipping Info

We ship internationally and insure all deliveries. Learn about our methods for shipping & more.


See answers to our most common questions, here

Looking to Sell?

We are always interested in acquiring special pieces. Let's get in touch!

View full details
Orangina Vintage Posters

What Does 'Original' Mean?

We only deal in original vintage posters, never reproductions. This means that every poster is from the original print run, in the year listed in the description. Everything we sell comes with an individually signed certificate of authenticity, which we fully guarantee.

Learn More
  • If there's anything you want to know about posters, vintage or more modern, there's nothing Mr Ross doesn't know. His open and friendly manner helps one to choose the most suitable material whether for decoration, investment or whatever... I can't recommend him highly enough.

    - Simon

  • Just wanted to say thanks for the poster. You sent it on Thursday and it was delivered the following Monday (nearly quicker than it took us to get home) to our house in Perth, Australia. We have just had it framed. We love it; it goes perfectly with the room.

    - Kasia & David

  • The Ross Gallery has the best selection of vintage posters I have ever seen. Seriously, if you are in the market, they are the people. And, they know everything there is to know about the posters' provenance.

    - James