Jack Dempsey Posing with a Boy

Jack Dempsey and boy
Description: 

Heavyweight boxer Jack Dempsey shaking hands with eight year old William Dempsey Meyers, who was named after the former champion. They appear to be standing outside Union Station. The boy was the nephew of Capt. William M. Meyers of the Westport police station. The photo published on the front page of the November 15, 1931, Kansas City Journal Post.

Dempsey was in Kansas City for a November 18, 1931, exhibition fight at the Convention Hall.

Modern Location: 
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives (P29)
Digital Object Identifier: 
10015685
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