Dear members of IBRO,
I have several photos of members of the Veterans Boxers Association from the early 1900’s. In these photos is a group picture of an Annual Dinner Dance V B A Ring 14 honoring Tommy Brady & Battling Walker. I was just trying to find more information about the people in the photo.
My husband’s great grandfather was Willie Burns Salomone and he was a boxer and teacher of boxing who belonged to the VBA. We also have a photo of Jack Dempsey shaking hands with another person (unknown) from his restaurant and would like to know who this other person is.
The gentleman in the center of the photo with the five men is William Salomone. He is my husband’s great grandfather. He used to box then became a trainer and was also in the Veteran’s Boxers Association.
Photo from 1925. From left to right: Willie Burns (our great grandfather whose name was William D. Salomone), Senator “Wild Bill Lyons, two men in the rear unidentified, Teddy Hayes (Jack Dempey’s trainer), Jack O’Conner, Rev. George M. Murphy, man in the rear of Rev. unidentified, “Irish Johnny” Curtin, Jack Dempsey, Mayor Hague, “Dodo” Jackson, and Jack Kearns(Dempsey’s Manager).
Carmen Buntenbach @ email@example.com