1890s-1930s Tennis Photograph Collection (72)
1) Vintage Wire Photos most 7x9” (8): Suzanne Lenglen winning finals at 1922 Wimbledon, 16-yaear old Helen Wills in the third round of Forest Hills 1922, 1919 Helen Baker, Turnbull and Woosnam of 1921 Davis Cup team, Ms. Gould returning shot to Suzanne Lenglen at Cannes January 15th 1924, James Bevan (known as “Kirkwood of the Tennis Courts”) making though the legs trick shot 1924, spring training for 1929 Davis Cup candidate <u>Bill Tilden</u> (with Joseph Wear prez ALTA), 1924 Davis Cup trophy presentation by Underwood & Underwood (<u>Tilden</u>, Richards, Johnston, Williams). 2) Misc (5): Dorothy Higbie at Palm Beach 1924 4.5x6”, three turn of the century mounted photos of early players about 5x7” (strumming racquets like guitars, child, club at the net), 1880s studio mounted photo by Pach Brother of NY of men’s club (8x9”). 3) Important: Oldest known photo of women tennis players in the United States. Mounted shows a period tennis club with women holding racquets and period tennis dress (8x10”). 4) Original Negatives (44): Collection of 33 snapshot negatives from the International Tennis Tournament at Kingston, Jamaica 1932. Great id’d stars are here including Keats Lester, Fred Perry, Betty Nuthall, Pat Hughes, Eileen Bennett, Kay Stammers, and more. Measuring 3.75x2.5”. There are also 11 positives in scrapbook of the negs. 5) Five killer mounted photographs of the Cambridge University tennis team from 1898-99. Each team is pictured in front of the college with equipment and handpainted school logos. 11x8.5” (framed). EX-MT. 6) Nine spectacular mounted photographs of the Oxford University tennis team from circa 1910-1915. Each There is even one of the Oxford vs. the All-England team and another of Oxford vs. Surrey. Each are 14x11” and farmed. They are together with three menus for commemorative dinners signed by both teams. Magnificent stuff! EX-MT.
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