Portrait photograph of Althea Gibson. Carl Van Vechten.

Portrait photograph of Althea Gibson.

New York: Nov 20, 1958.

Gelatin silver print. Half-length, seated in semi-profile, with flowers in her lap. 1 vols. 33 x 23.5 cm. (13 x 9-1/4 inches). Atelier stamp lower right, with pencilled notations on verso giving the subject of the photograph, the date, and the Van Vechten’s reference number (“vii-qq-6”). Matted. From the Estate of Saul Mauriber. Item #257477

Fine image of the tennis champion who broke the color barrier in lawn tennis, and won both the U.S. National and Wimbledon championships in 1957 and '58; in both years she was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press.

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