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Uncommon Photo of Billy Conn Attributed to Courier Photographer Teenie Harris.

Lot 253. Uncommon Photo of Billy Conn Attributed to Courier Photographer Teenie Harris. From 1936-75, Harris was a photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the largest African-American newspapers in the county. His 80,000+ photos included many Pittsburgh sports figures. Conn won the light heavyweight boxing title in 1939 and twice challenged Joe Louis for the heavyweight title. This photo is a more recent print showing Conn with Bill Joos, Conn’s trainer early in his career. Local sports figure Bob Mates is in the background. When shown the photo, Conn’s son said it was one he had never seen before. Nm-m.
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