Inscribed Photograph Signed. Don EAGLE.

Inscribed Photograph Signed.

This Canadian Native American wrestler, known as "Marvelous Mohawk," was one of the greatest box office attractions of the early days of televised wrestling; he won the best-of-three-falls AWA World title in 1950, but had it taken away three days later in a controversial incident during a match with Gorgeous George; he died at age 41 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an apparent suicide. IPS, 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. [ca. 1960]. Very good. Small chip at lower left corner, not affecting image. Full-length publicity portrait of Eagle in Indian costume and full headdress, posing somberly with arms outstretched; appropriate Indian props alongside him include a birch bark drum atop an Indian blanket In a light portion to the right of his torso, Eagle inscribes it boldly in blue ballpoint: "Good Hunting / Chief Don Eagle." Quite handsome and quite scarce. One of wrestling's early greats, a suicide at age 41. Item #20657

Price: $250.00

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