n.p: ca. 1880’s.
Albumen print mounted on card. Image 24 x 17.5 cm. Light spotting to mount and image, slightly faded Item #240541
A fine early image of a doubles lawn tennis match, the players wielding flat-topped wooden racquets.
With an intriguing pencil notation beneath the image, "H.F. Chaffee." One Herbert Fuller Chaffee, born in 1865, achieved great success managing a Bonanza farm on North Dakota only to perish with the sinking of the Titanic. The young man in the foreground of this photo, staring directly into the lens, bears a close resemblance to a known image of Chaffee. This photo was possibly taken when Chaffee attended Oberlin College in the late 1880's.
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