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Sportswomen Collection

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Three lady golfers, 1914

Three lady golfers, 1914
Famous female golfers who fought a strenuous battle for the Cheshire Ladies Championship at Wallasey in April 1914. From left to right, Miss Gladys Ravenscroft (American champion)

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Sterling Ladies munition workers football team, WW1

Sterling Ladies munition workers football team, WW1
The Sterling Ladies (munitioneers) football team, pictured having just defeated the Handley Page Ladies Football Club in a match at Cricklewood in 1918. Date: 1918

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash

Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash
Striking! A tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to hit a net-side smash shot. It looks like game, set and match for her handsome male companion. Date: early 1940s

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Poet and discus thrower, Mlle. H. Konopacka

Poet and discus thrower, Mlle. H. Konopacka
Halina Konopacka (1900 - 1989), famous athlete and the first Polish Olympic Champion (1928, Amsterdam). She took part in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam, where she won a gold medal in discus throw

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Charlotte Dod

Charlotte Dod
Lottie Dod (1871-1960) sportswoman, tennis player and five times Wimbledon champion. Excelled in golf, hockey and archery as well as tennis

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Cecilia Leitch in match against Harold Hilton, Walton Heath

Cecilia Leitch in match against Harold Hilton, Walton Heath
Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn Leitch (13 April 1891 ? 16 September 1977), often known as Cecil - British amateur golfer. She was born in Silloth, Cumberland, England

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Teddy Myers, woman wrestler

Teddy Myers, woman wrestler
Teddy Myers, aka Dott O Dell and Zella Wiseman, woman wrestler born in Missouri. At twenty-four years of age she weighed 164lb and claimed the world heavy-weight championship for women

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Fencing - the Ladies Foil Championship - Miss Hall wins

Fencing - the Ladies Foil Championship - Miss Hall wins
Fencing - the Ladies Foil Championship - Miss M H Hall (right) defeated Miss G M Davis (left) in the fight-off after a tie. Date: 1922

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Ladies Meeting of the Toxophilite Society, Regents Park

Ladies Meeting of the Toxophilite Society, Regents Park, London on July 11th, 1894. Date: 1894

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Female Golfer on Birthday Greetings Postcard

Female Golfer on Birthday Greetings Postcard - " Tis not within my power to say - How much I wish you joy to-day". Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Duchess of York and Helen Wills Moody at Wimbledon

Duchess of York and Helen Wills Moody at Wimbledon
Elizabeth, Duchess of York (later Elizabeth, the Queen Mother 1900-2002) and Helen Wills Moody (1905-1998) at the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Helen Hicks and Eleanor Holm

Helen Hicks and Eleanor Holm
American golfer Helen Hicks Harb (1911-1974) giving a lesson to swimmer Eleanor Holm (1913-2004) on Long Island. Date: 1931

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Helene Madison

Helene Madison
American swimmer and Olympic champion Helene Madison (1913-1970). Between 1930 and 1931 she broke sixteen world records. Date: 1931

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Wimbledon Exertions

Wimbledon Exertions
Scenes from the 1931 Wimbledon Tennis Championship. Pictured are Fred Perry (1909-1995), Ian Glen Collins (1903-1975), Helene Nicolopoulos, George Patrick Pat Hughes (1902-1997), I

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Helen Filkey, Athlete

Helen Filkey, Athlete
Helen Filkey (1908-2000) was an American track and field champion, who set national and world athletic records until her retirement in 1931. Date: circa 1925

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Helen Wainwright

Helen Wainwright (1906-1965), also known as Helen Stelling was a diver and swimmer who represented the United States at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Kay Stammers, tennis player

Kay Stammers, tennis player
British tennis player Kay Stammers (1914-2005), shortly before her appearance in the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Final. On this occasion she lost to Alice Marble. Date: 1939

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Some of the 72 members of the British Olympic Team, who arrived back from the Melbourne

Some of the 72 members of the British Olympic Team, who arrived back from the Melbourne Games into London Airport on December 9. Date: 1956

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Tatler cover 1939 - Alice Marble & Jean Nicoll

Tatler cover 1939 - Alice Marble & Jean Nicoll
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a photograph of American, shorts-wearing Alice Marble shaking hands at the net with sixteen year-old British tennis player

Background imageSportswomen Collection: English and American netball teams at the Alhambra

English and American netball teams at the Alhambra
The English and American teams of ladies that play " net-ball" at the Alhambra in 1900. Date: 1900

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Tatler cover - Eileen Bennett, tennis player, Madame Yevonde

Tatler cover - Eileen Bennett, tennis player, Madame Yevonde
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a photograph of British player Eileen Bennett (Mrs Fearnley Whittingstall), who won six Grand Slam titles between 1927 and 1931. 1930

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Womens hockey match, Surrey v Sussex, 1902

Womens hockey match, Surrey v Sussex, 1902. 1902

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Dorothy Round, British tennis player

Dorothy Round, British tennis player, Wimbledon second seed in 1933. 1933

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player

Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player, Wimbledon No. 1 seed in 1933. Date: 1933

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Haig Paitgan sculpting Helen Wills Moody

Haig Paitgan sculpting Helen Wills Moody
San Francisco sculptor Haig Patigan working on his sculpture of tennis champion, Helen Wills Moody. Date: 1927

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Women Archers - Kent vs. Surrey at Beddington, Surrey

Women Archers - Kent vs. Surrey at Beddington, Surrey
Women Archers - A Match between Kent and Surrey at Beddington, Surrey. Note the quite spectacular hats!! Date: 1908

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Womens tug of war team training in Battersea Park

Womens tug of war team training in Battersea Park
A womens tug-of-war team preparing to " take the strain" while training in Battersea Park, wearing sturdy boots and practical clothes. 1928

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Alice Marble and Jean Borotra - 1930s tennis stars

Alice Marble and Jean Borotra - 1930s tennis stars
Mrs Sarah Palfrey Fabyan, Jean Borotra and Alice Marble pictured at Roehampton Club in 1938. Alice Marble (1913-1990), American tennis player was the first woman to win both the US Open

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Tatler cover - Alice Marble and Donald Budge

Tatler cover - Alice Marble and Donald Budge
Front cover of The Tatler featuring American mixed doubles tennis pair Alice Marble and Donald Budge. Alice Marble (1913-1990), American tennis player

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Phyllis Wade - Womens Golf Champion

Phyllis Wade - Womens Golf Champion
Phyllis Wade (1911-2012) - English Womens Golf Champion of 1934. Date: 1935

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Womens physical exercise 1906

Womens physical exercise 1906
Two Edwardian women exercising with rings, using all of their upper muscles, particularly those of arms, back and shoulders. Date: 1906

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Florence Sutton

Florence Sutton (1883 - 1974), American tennis player, 1907 champion of the Pacific States Ladies singles, mixed doubles and doubles

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Womens archery in Regents Park, London 1900

Womens archery in Regents Park, London 1900
Ladies meeting of the Royal Toxophilite Society, in the Botanic Gardens in Regents Park. Date: 1900

Background imageSportswomen Collection: HUNTING DRESS 1929

HUNTING DRESS 1929
Tailored d-b jacket with patch pockets, box-pleated skirt, ankle socks & lace up boots; jacket with back pleats, argyll stockings & high boots; motoring coat with fur collar. Date: 1929

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Fancing - The Ladies Cercle d Escrime - the winning team

Fancing - The Ladies Cercle d Escrime - the winning team
The Ladies Cercle d Escrime - the winning team of the Martin-Edmunds Inter-Salle Challenge Cup held at Salle Bertrand (Bertrands Academy)

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Jean Williams - Lady Golfer of the 1930s

Jean Williams - Lady Golfer of the 1930s. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSportswomen Collection: WW2 - Home Front - Red Cross Women playing bowls

WW2 - Home Front - Red Cross Women playing bowls. Date: 1944

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Annette Kellerman

Annette Kellerman
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (1886 - 1975) - Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Dorothea Lambert Chambers, tennis champion

Dorothea Lambert Chambers, tennis champion
Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers (1878 - 1960), English tennis player and seven time winner of the ladies singles title at Wimbledon between 1903 and 1914

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Suzanne Lenglen and Queen Mary, Wimbledon 1926

Suzanne Lenglen and Queen Mary, Wimbledon 1926
French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen pictured meeting Queen Mary on the Centre Court at Wimbledon in 1926. Lenglen had won the ladies singles championship the previous year. Date: 1926

Background imageSportswomen Collection: May Sutton Bundy, tennis champion

May Sutton Bundy, tennis champion
May Godfrey Sutton Bundy (September 25, 1886 October 4, 1975) female American tennis champion who was active during the first decades of the 20th century

Background imageSportswomen Collection: May Sutton Bundy, American tennis player

May Sutton Bundy, American tennis player
May Godfrey Sutton Bundy (September 25, 1886 October 4, 1975) female American tennis champion who was active during the first decades of the 20th century

Background imageSportswomen Collection: May Sutton

May Sutton
May Godfrey Sutton Bundy (1886 1975), American tennis champion who was active during the first decades of the 20th century. Photograph of Miss May Sutton after her victory. 1907

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Two women golfers on a golf course

Two women golfers on a golf course
Two women golfers strolling across a golf course. Date: 1930s

Background imageSportswomen Collection: International tennis players at Wimbledon, 1911

International tennis players at Wimbledon, 1911
Page from The Sketch magazine featuring photographs of international players competing at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis championships in 1911. Top row from left: Miss M. Reick (Germany), Mr R

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Helen Jacobs

Helen Jacobs
Helen Hull Jacobs (August 6, 1908 June 2, 1997), World No. 1 American female tennis player who won ten Grand Slam titles. Pictured winning the final of the United States womens singles championship

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Dorothy Campbell, female golfer

Dorothy Campbell, female golfer
Dorothy Iona Campbell (1883 - 1945), the first internationally dominant female golfer. Also known as Dorothy Hurd and Dorothy Howe. Won over 700 titles during her career

Background imageSportswomen Collection: Tatler cover - Marion Davies & Suzanne Lenglen

Tatler cover - Marion Davies & Suzanne Lenglen
Actress Marion Davies pictured making up tennis star Suzanne Lenglen for a film test at a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio. Date: 1927



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