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[Small archive of material relating to woman’s wrestling match between June “Texas Tornado” Byers and Juanita “Cherokee Tomahawk Coffman held at the Paterson NJ Armory on April 8, 1949]

Comprises: Folded handbill advertising the event, headed "World's Greatest GIRL Wrestlers; two "Advertising" passes on blue paper for the event; a "working press pass" on orange paper for the event; and a 3-page typed press release with cover sheet signed by the promoter C. Turc Duncan on the event. The press release details the main event: "When Juanita Coffman, the dark eyed Cherokee Indian damsel faces June Byers, the Texas Tornado at the sound of the gong in the no time limit feature attraction, it will be two out of three falls to a finish. And from what we have heard tell these girls who have been schooled in the rudiments of wrestling by Billy Wolfe . there are plenty of fire works in store for the fans. Of strictly feminine characteristics when outside the ring, and affecting the trend of the modern girl for synthetic pulchritude and beautification, hair dos, facials and what not, and a keen and good taste for the best in feminine attire, these girls put all aside when they begin firing away a teach other with forearm smashes, tackles chanceries, hammerlocks, etc." Old folds, paper clip rust stain to the press release Comprises: Folded handbill advertising the event, headed "World's Greatest GIRL Wrestlers; two "Advertising" passes on blue paper for the event; a "working press pass" on orange paper for the event; and a 3-page typed press release with cover sheet signed by the promoter C. Turc Duncan on the event
  • $300