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Tennis Racquet Collection

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Verne Pennell, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Verne Pennell, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Verne Pennell, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Bundy, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Bundy, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Bundy, between c1910 and c1915. Shows tennis player Thomas Clark Bundy (1881-1945) who was from the Los Angeles, California.

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Florence Sutton, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Florence Sutton, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Florence Sutton, between c1910 and c1915. Shows American tennis player Florence E. Sutton (1883-1974).

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Florence Sutton, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Florence Sutton, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Florence Sutton, between c1910 and c1915. Shows American tennis player Florence E. Sutton (1883-1974).

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Percy D. Siverd, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Percy D. Siverd, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Percy D. Siverd, between c1910 and c1915. Shows tennis player Percy Dwight Siverd (1889-1974).

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Clare Vernon, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Clare Vernon, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Clare Vernon, between c1915 and c1920.

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Miss E. Moore, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Miss E. Moore, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Miss E. Moore, between c1910 and c1915. Shows Elisabeth "Bessie" Holmes Moore (1876-1959), a young tennis champion who won her first U.S. title in 1896

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Children's clothing 1890. Creator: Lefranco

Children's clothing 1890. Creator: Lefranco
Children's clothing 1890. Fashion plate No. 972 in Le Salon de la Mode et du Costume Paris, 1890

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Mrs. J. Upshur Morehead, Tennis Tournament, 1913. Creator: Unknown

Mrs. J. Upshur Morehead, Tennis Tournament, 1913. Creator: Unknown
Mrs. J. Upshur Morehead, Tennis Tournament, 1913

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Miss Martha Wyeth - Playing in Tennis Tournament, 1913. Creator: Unknown

Miss Martha Wyeth - Playing in Tennis Tournament, 1913. Creator: Unknown
Miss Martha Wyeth - Playing in Tennis Tournament, 1913

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Miss Frances Lippett Playing in Tennis Tournament, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Miss Frances Lippett Playing in Tennis Tournament, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Miss Frances Lippett Playing in Tennis Tournament, 1913

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Miss Frances Lippett Playing in Tennis Tournament, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Miss Frances Lippett Playing in Tennis Tournament, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Miss Frances Lippett Playing in Tennis Tournament, 1913

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Mrs. J. Upshur Morehead, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs. J. Upshur Morehead, 1913

Mrs. J. Upshur Morehead, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs. J. Upshur Morehead, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Mrs. J. Upshur Morehead, 1913

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: T.R. Pell, Playing Tennis, 1917. Creator: Unknown

T.R. Pell, Playing Tennis, 1917. Creator: Unknown
T.R. Pell, Playing Tennis, 1917

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Teacher's Tennis Club, 1915. Creator: Unknown

Teacher's Tennis Club, 1915. Creator: Unknown
Teacher's Tennis Club, 1915

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Portrait of Nat King Cole, New York, N.Y.(?), 1938. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb

Portrait of Nat King Cole, New York, N.Y.(?), 1938. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Nat King Cole, New York, N.Y.(?), 1938

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Miss Desha Allen - Tennis Tournament, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Miss Desha Allen - Tennis Tournament, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Miss Desha Allen - Tennis Tournament, 1913
Miss Desha Allen - Tennis Tournament, 1913

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Miss Eva Baker, Tennis Tournament, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Miss Eva Baker, Tennis Tournament, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Miss Eva Baker, Tennis Tournament, 1912
Miss Eva Baker, Tennis Tournament, 1912

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Portrait of Marie-Louise Flygare (g. Lundberg) in Persia 1913-14. Creator: Harald Lundberg

Portrait of Marie-Louise Flygare (g. Lundberg) in Persia 1913-14. Creator: Harald Lundberg
Portrait of Marie-Louise Flygare (g. Lundberg) in Persia 1913-14. She is dressed in a light dress and sun hat and is holding a tennis racket

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: V. G. Kirby - Backhand Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown

V. G. Kirby - Backhand Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown
V. G. Kirby - Backhand Volley, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: The Lawn Tennis Championship Match at Wimbledon, 1888. Creator: Arthur Hopkins

The Lawn Tennis Championship Match at Wimbledon, 1888. Creator: Arthur Hopkins
The Lawn Tennis Championship Match at Wimbledon, 1888. From, The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume38. July to December, 1888

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Sticker for the American Tennis Association owned by Althea Gibson, late 20th century

Sticker for the American Tennis Association owned by Althea Gibson, late 20th century
In 1956 Althea Gibson (1927-2003) became the first African-American to win a Grand Slam title (the French Championships). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the US Nationals

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Tennis racquet and frame used by Althea Gibson, mid-late 20th century. Creator: Unknown

Tennis racquet and frame used by Althea Gibson, mid-late 20th century. Creator: Unknown
In 1956 Althea Gibson (1927-2003) became the first African-American to win a Grand Slam title (the French Championships). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the US Nationals

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Tennis racket cover used by Althea Gibson, ca. 1960. Creator: Wilson Sporting Goods Co

Tennis racket cover used by Althea Gibson, ca. 1960. Creator: Wilson Sporting Goods Co
In 1956 Althea Gibson (1927-2003) became the first African-American to win a Grand Slam title (the French Championships). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the US Nationals

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Tennis, 1920. Creator: George Wesley Bellows

Tennis, 1920. Creator: George Wesley Bellows
Tennis, 1920

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Patch for the International Lawn Tennis Club of the United States, 1980. Creator: Unknown

Patch for the International Lawn Tennis Club of the United States, 1980. Creator: Unknown
In 1956 Althea Gibson (1927-2003) became the first African-American to win a Grand Slam title (the French Championships). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the US Nationals

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Dr. James Dwight, Lawn Tennis Champion North of England 1885, from Worlds Champions

Dr. James Dwight, Lawn Tennis Champion North of England 1885, from Worlds Champions, Series 2 (N29) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, 1888

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Tennis, from Worlds Dudes series (N31) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, 1888

Tennis, from Worlds Dudes series (N31) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, 1888

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Thomas Pettit, Court Tennis Champion, from Worlds Champions

Thomas Pettit, Court Tennis Champion, from Worlds Champions, Series 2 (N29) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, 1888

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Former king Manuel II of Portugal with tennis players, Britain, 1930, (1933). Creator: Unknown

Former king Manuel II of Portugal with tennis players, Britain, 1930, (1933). Creator: Unknown
Former king Manuel II of Portugal with tennis players, Britain, 1930, (1933). Lady Wavertree arranged her tenth charity tennis party in this year: Cochet, Joan Lycett, Susan Palfrey, ex-King Manuel

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: The King as Lawn-Tennis Player, 1926, (1937). Creator: Unknown

The King as Lawn-Tennis Player, 1926, (1937). Creator: Unknown
The King as Lawn-Tennis Player, 1926, (1937). From " The Crowning of The King and Queen". [Evans Brothers Limited, London, 1937]. Louis Greig and George IV play tennis doubles at Wimbledon

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: G. Mako - Cut Backhand, c1935. Creators: Gene Mako, Unknown

G. Mako - Cut Backhand, c1935. Creators: Gene Mako, Unknown
G. Mako - Cut Backhand, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: V. McGrath - Two-Handed Backhand, c1935. Creator: Unknown

V. McGrath - Two-Handed Backhand, c1935. Creator: Unknown
V. McGrath - Two-Handed Backhand, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: R. Menzel - Overhead Smash, c1935. Creator: Unknown

R. Menzel - Overhead Smash, c1935. Creator: Unknown
R. Menzel - Overhead Smash, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Miss Betty Nuthall - Standing Smash, c1935. Creator: Unknown

Miss Betty Nuthall - Standing Smash, c1935. Creator: Unknown
Miss Betty Nuthall - Standing Smash, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: S. B. Wood - Volley Off Wrong Foot, c1935. Creator: Unknown

S. B. Wood - Volley Off Wrong Foot, c1935. Creator: Unknown
S. B. Wood - Volley Off Wrong Foot, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Mrs. Fabyan - Half-Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown

Mrs. Fabyan - Half-Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown
Mrs. Fabyan - Half-Volley, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: J. Yamagishi - Low Backhand Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown

J. Yamagishi - Low Backhand Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown
J. Yamagishi - Low Backhand Volley, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: D. Budge - Half-Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown

D. Budge - Half-Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown
D. Budge - Half-Volley, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: G. Lyttleton Rogers - Backhand Cross-Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown

G. Lyttleton Rogers - Backhand Cross-Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown
G. Lyttleton Rogers - Backhand Cross-Volley, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: J. Van Ryn - High Backhand Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown

J. Van Ryn - High Backhand Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown
J. Van Ryn - High Backhand Volley, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Miss Helen Jacobs - Low Backhand Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown

Miss Helen Jacobs - Low Backhand Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown
Miss Helen Jacobs - Low Backhand Volley, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Miss A. M. Yorke - Low Forehand Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown

Miss A. M. Yorke - Low Forehand Volley, c1935. Creator: Unknown
Miss A. M. Yorke - Low Forehand Volley, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: G. de Stefani - Drive Off Wrong Foot, c1935. Creator: Unknown

G. de Stefani - Drive Off Wrong Foot, c1935. Creator: Unknown
G. de Stefani - Drive Off Wrong Foot, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Mrs. Sperling - Defensive Backhand Drive, c1935. Creator: Unknown

Mrs. Sperling - Defensive Backhand Drive, c1935. Creator: Unknown
Mrs. Sperling - Defensive Backhand Drive, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: D. Prenn - Backhand Drive, c1935. Creator: Unknown

D. Prenn - Backhand Drive, c1935. Creator: Unknown
D. Prenn - Backhand Drive, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Mrs. J. B. Pittman - Backhand Drive, c1935. Creator: Unknown

Mrs. J. B. Pittman - Backhand Drive, c1935. Creator: Unknown
Mrs. J. B. Pittman - Backhand Drive, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]

Background imageTennis Racquet Collection: Mme. Meulemeester - Backhand Drive, c1935. Creator: Unknown

Mme. Meulemeester - Backhand Drive, c1935. Creator: Unknown
Mme. Meulemeester - Backhand Drive, c1935. From Tennis - An Album of Famous Players in Action, by Gordon R. Weddell. [John Player & Sons, , c1935]



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