Benny Lynch and Small Montana

Made:
1937-01-19 in United Kingdom
maker:
Saidman

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Benny Lynch and Small Montana A photograph of boxers Benny Lynch (1913-1946) and Small Montana (1913-1976) taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald
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A photograph of boxers Benny Lynch (1913-1946) and Small Montana (1913-1976) taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 January, 1937.

A photograph of boxers Benny Lynch (1913-1946) and Small Montana (1913-1976) taken in January 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.

The men are pictured at the weigh-in before their flyweight world championship fight at Wembley Stadium. Lynch, left, won the fight on points after 15 rounds. Lynch is widely regarded as one of Britain's finest boxers. Born in Glasgow, he was Scotland's first ever world boxing champion. Small Montana, real name Benjamin Gan, came from the Philippines.

Two Saidman brothers, Reuben and Barnet, worked as staff photographers for the Daily Herald. Their photographs are simply stamped 'Saidman' on the reverse, making it difficult to tell which of the brothers took the photograph.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/F00764
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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