Portrait photograph of Althea Gibson.

New York: Nov 20, 1958.

Gelatin silver print. Half-length, seated in semi-profile, in tennis attire, with racquet across her lap. 1 vols. 25 x 19.3 cm. (9-7/8 x 7-5/8 inches). Photographer’s blind stamp lower right; on verso, pencilled notations on verso giving the subject of the photograph, the date, and the Van Vechten’s reference number (“vii-qq-21”) From the Estate of Saul Mauriber. Item #257483

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.

Price: $500.00 Free Domestic Delivery