Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sullivan & Sullivan

John L. Sullivan, left, bare-knuckle bout

John Lawrence Sullivan (October 15, 1858 - February2, 1918) was a boxing inmortal, the link between bare knuckles and glove fighting, and the first great American sports idol. He was powerful, quick, could hit with either hand but had exceptional strength in his right, and could take punishment. John L. could break a man's jaw with a single punch. He is still considered by some historians to be one of the best heavyweights ever; Sullivan was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building, Chicago, IL.,

Louis Henri Sullivan (September 4, 1856 – April 14, 1924) has been called the "father of modernism". He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, and was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School. He is also was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and an inspiration to architects of the Pririe School.

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