Boxing Match; or, Glove Contest

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Boxing Match; or, Glove Contest
Screenshot from the film
Directed by Birt Acres
Produced by
  • Sergeant-Instructor Barrett
  • Sergeant Pope
Cinematography Birt Acres
Release date
  • 1896 (1896)
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent

Boxing Match; or, Glove Contest is an 1896 British short black-and-white silent documentary film, produced and directed by Birt Acres for exhibition on Robert W. Paul's peep show Kinetoscopes, featuring a staged boxing match between Sergeant-Instructor Barrett and Sergeant Pope with a round, an interval and a knockout. The film was considered lost until footage from an 1896 Fairground Programme, originally shown in a portable booth at Hull Fair by Midlands photographer George Williams, donated to the National Fairground Archive was identified as being from this film.[1]

Current status[edit]

Given its age, this short film is available to freely download from the Internet.


  1. ^ "A brief History: A 1896 Fairground Programme - The George Williams Collection". Europa Film Treasures. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

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