Photograph of Althea Gibson holding two tennis rackets

Photograph by
Seawell, Wallace, American, 1916 - 2007
Owned by
Gibson, Althea, American, 1927 - 2003
Date
1959
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 9 5/16 × 7 3/8 in. (23.7 × 18.8 cm)
H x W (sheet): 10 1/8 × 8 1/16 in. (25.7 × 20.5 cm)
Description
Black and white photographic portrait of Althea Gibson. She sits on a stool and holds two (2) tennis rackets in the their cases. The racket cases have her name in white [ALTHEA/GIBSON]. She wears all white and sits with her PL side facing the camera. She is seen smiling. In the lower right corner is the photographer credit in cursive text [Seawell].
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Athletes
Photography
Sports
Tennis
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donald Felder and family
Object number
2014.205.17
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a2428e9d-3b4f-4dea-a1c6-56dd7df5325a
2 image(s)