Lawn Tennis as Shown by 19th Century Photography
This book is a photographic record of early lawn tennis.Tennis in the 19th Century was mostly played by the upper social classes, although some homeowners of moderate income did build private courts. Their courts often were sloped, cow-pasture bumpy, and included hazards such as boulders and trees. Ordinary people mostly wore their formal street clothes to play the game.The photographs in this book show a far different look to the game than that of today.The book looks into the faces of these long dead people and enters the landscapes of their distant years.
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