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Wimbledon Collection

Background imageWimbledon Collection: The Tennis Championships at Wimbledon

The Tennis Championships at Wimbledon
The Tennis fortnight at Wimbledon is for many the most thrilling period of the summer season. All roads to Wimbledon are literally crowded with tennis enthusiasts moving towards the great concrete

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court

Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court
The crowd, groundsmen, officials and players on the Centre Court of Wimbledon are astonished to discover the presence of a cheeky dandelion on the court

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson

Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson
The new craze of Jazz Tennis caught in full swing by our extra special artist. A humorous illustration of tennis players dancing the foxtrot on a tennis court

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Frank Riseley

Frank Riseley
Frank Lorymer Riseley (1877 - 1959), British tennis player. Date: 1904

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers

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 imageWimbledon Collection: Ice Skating Dog

Ice Skating Dog
An ice skating dog with a scarf for a lead, out with his young mistress at Wimbledon Common, London, England

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Ladies Doubles / Wimbledon

Ladies Doubles / Wimbledon
Ladies doubles match at Wimbledon

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Golf at Wimbledon 1893

Golf at Wimbledon 1893
A group of male golfers putt out during a round at Wimbledon. Date: 1893

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Suffragettes WSPU Wimbledon Banner

Suffragettes WSPU Wimbledon Banner
Members of the Wimbledon branch of the Womens Social and Political Union, with their banner displayed. Probably taken at an at home meeting in the garden of Rose Lamartine-Yates house - Dorset Hall

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody

Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a photograph of tennis champion Helen Wills Moody and her opponent Mrs L. A. Godfree (Kitty Godfree) just prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Some English lawn tennis players

Some English lawn tennis players
A group of English tennis players. From left at top: E. d S. H. Browne, Rev. J. T. Hartley (Wimbledon Champion 1879, 1880), C. W. Grinstead, Miss Maud Watson (Lady Champion, 1884), H. F

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Wimbledon Tea Interval

Wimbledon Tea Interval
The tea interval : the spectators turn their attention to strawberries and cream

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Making Tennis Racquets

Making Tennis Racquets
Stringing new tennis racquets at a workshop in Wimbledon, London

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Putting on Ice Skates

Putting on Ice Skates
Three young women, sitting down to put on their ice skates at Wimbledon Common, London. One girl is accidentally showing off her bloomers!

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Wimbledon Windmill

Wimbledon Windmill
A working windmill on Wimbledon Common in south-west London

Background imageWimbledon Collection: The Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

The Royal Wimbledon Golf Club
Members of the Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, caricatured by Mel in The Tatler. 1933

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Centre Court, Wimbledon

Centre Court, Wimbledon
Overhead view of the famous Centre Court at Wimbledon - the Lawn Tennis Championships being one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar. Date: 1927

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Rene Lacoste in play at Wimbledon

Rene Lacoste in play at Wimbledon
Rene Lacoste playing Hubert de Morpurgo in the fifth round of the mens singles. In 1926 and 1927 Lacoste was the top ranked player in the mens game

Background imageWimbledon Collection: The Linesman Who Snored at Wimbledon

The Linesman Who Snored at Wimbledon
A linesman disrupts play at Wimbledon by letting out a loud snore mid-point. 1928

Background imageWimbledon Collection: 1960s tennis fashion

1960s tennis fashion
Frilly panties by Teddy Tinling, as worn by tennis players in the 1960s. Worn with a navy banded white cardigan by Maxine Leighton

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing
Notable personalities in the greyhound racing world, from left: Mr. F. S. Gentle (Assistant MD of the Greyhound Racing Association), Brig.-Gen. A.C

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Wimbledon / Semi-Final 81

Wimbledon / Semi-Final 81
Lawford versus Renshaw in the fifth round of the all-comers match at the Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Ice Skating Dog

Ice Skating Dog
An ice skating dog out with his young mistress at Wimbledon Common, London, England

Background imageWimbledon Collection: NFS - Home Office hose tests at Wimbledon, WW2

NFS - Home Office hose tests at Wimbledon, WW2
London Region NFS/AFS firefighters assisting in Home Office trials to improve water delivery systems to emergency dams and onto fires after the fire service was nationalised in August 1941

Background imageWimbledon 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 imageWimbledon Collection: Dismal Desmond

Dismal Desmond was designed by Richard Ellett and was one of the most successful toys of the 1920's. He was the mascot of the England Cricket Team that year

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Tennis player Captain A. F. Wilding in caricature

Tennis player Captain A. F. Wilding in caricature
New Zealand tennis player, Anthony Frederick Wilding, Wimbledon Mens Champion in 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913. His championship run came to an end in 1914 when he was beaten by Australian, N. E

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Brighter Wimbledon by Alfred Leete

Brighter Wimbledon by Alfred Leete
A suggestion by artist Alfred Leete at how much brighter and gayer Wimbledon would be if if all the players appeared in their native costume. Date: 1927

Background imageWimbledon Collection: The Renshaw Twins

The Renshaw Twins
Champion tennis playing twins ERNEST (left, 1861 - 1899) and WILLIAM RENSHAW (1861 - 1904). William won Wimbledon 1881 - 1886 & 1889, Ernest in 1888. They won many doubles matches. Date: circa 1880

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Bystander cover, Summer Number 1935

Bystander cover, Summer Number 1935
Gloriously colourful front cover of The Bystanders Summer Number featuring an athletic lady tennis playing enjoying a match on a suburban court

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Yvon Petra playing tennis

Yvon Petra playing tennis
Yvon Petra (1916-1984), French tennis player, winning the Mens Singles World Championship in 1946 at Wimbledon. He defeated the Australian Geoffrey Brown in the finals

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon 1887

Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon 1887
A page of vignettes from the 1887 Wimbledon Championships in London SW19 including the champion H.F. Lawford, E. Renshaw, C.Cole and that years ladies winner taking centre page, Miss Lottie Dod

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Greyhound Stadiums in London

Greyhound Stadiums in London
Page from the Bystanders Greyhound Racing Number showing views of various greyhound tracks and stadiums mushrooming around the country during the 1920s and 30s

Background imageWimbledon Collection: A. F. Wilding, Wimbledon Champion

A. F. Wilding, Wimbledon Champion
Photograph of New Zealand tennis player, Anthony Frederick Wilding, Wimbledon Mens Champion in 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913. His championship run came to an end in 1914 when he was beaten by Australian

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Lawn tennis at Wimbledon 1877

Lawn tennis at Wimbledon 1877
Lawn tennis at Wimbledon - match for the inaugural Championship held in July 1877. 1877

Background imageWimbledon Collection: The Woman Who Called It A Tennis Bat At Wimbledon! By Alfr

The Woman Who Called It A Tennis Bat At Wimbledon! By Alfr
A humorous illustration in the style of H. M. Bateman of a lady making a social faux pas whilst watching a game of tennis at Wimbledon

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Wimbledon 1888

Wimbledon 1888
Mens singles (unnamed players) at Wimbledon in 1888

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Model Aeroplanes 1930S

Model Aeroplanes 1930S
Playing with model aeroplanes on Wimbledon Common, London, England

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Lili Alvarez - Spanish Tennis Champion at Wimbledon in 1926

Lili Alvarez - Spanish Tennis Champion at Wimbledon in 1926
Elia Maria Gonzalez-Alvarez y Lopez-Chicheria, also known as Lili Alvarez (19051998) - a Spanish multi-sport competitor, an international tennis champion, an author, feminist and a journalist

Background imageWimbledon Collection: RMS Titanic, First Class passenger, Richard Norris Williams

RMS Titanic, First Class passenger, Richard Norris Williams
R.M.S. TITANIC: First-Class passenger and Wimbledon Tennis Champion Richard Norris Williams. Extremely rare C.Q.D. Titanic Survivor's Self-Published hard bound book, heavily illustrated. 11ins

Background imageWimbledon Collection: 1840s Victorian Map Of Greater London Vintage

1840s Victorian Map Of Greater London Vintage
1840s, Victorian, Map, of, Greater, London, Vintage, Lantern, Slide, Richmond, Wimbledon, Lewisham, River, Thames, Barking, West, Ham, Hackney, Walthamstow, Kentish, Town, Isle, Dogs, Westminster

Background imageWimbledon Collection: WW1 - The Tank Bank - National War Bonds

WW1 - The Tank Bank - National War Bonds
WW1 - The tank Egbert which visited Wimbledon on March 14, 1918 to encourage people of visit The Tank Bank and invest in National War Bonds during a Feed the Guns campaign week. Date: 1918

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Baillie Scott, Cottages, Wimbledon

Baillie Scott, Cottages, Wimbledon
An architectural sketch which shows the exterior of some timber framed cottages at Wimbledon. Date: early 1900s

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Modernist House At Wimbledon

Modernist House At Wimbledon
A photograph of a modernist house located at Wimbledon, designed in 1935 by architects Rose Elisabeth Benjamin and Eugen Carl Kaufmann

Background imageWimbledon Collection: Modernist House At Wimbledon & Living Room

Modernist House At Wimbledon & Living Room
A pair of photographs showing the exterior and interior living room of a modernist house located in Wimbledon, designed in 1935 by architects Rose Elisabeth Benjamin and Eugen Carl Kaufmann



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