Photo of the Week: Tennis

[Dr. Wade and his cousin Dr. L. N. Anderson in Prospect Park], circa 1881, v1974.11.12, Anderson and Nostrand families papers and photographs, ARC.199; Brooklyn Historical Society.

[Dr. Wade and his cousin Dr. L. N. Anderson in Prospect Park], circa 1881, v1974.11.12, Anderson and Nostrand families papers and photographs, ARC.199; Brooklyn Historical Society.

The 2017 United States Open is underway, bringing some of the best tennis players in the world to New York City. This year marks 20 years at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens. You can learn more about the US Open and get tickets here.

The photo of the week depicts Dr. Wade and his cousin, Dr. L.N. Anderson, and two unidentified women, posing with tennis rackets in Prospect Park around 1881.  This photographs comes from the Anderson and Nostrand families papers and photographs collection comprised of papers and photographs from 1844 to 1914 that documents three generations of Nostrand and Anderson families. This collection is not digitized, but we encourage you to visit the Othmer Library during public research hours to see it in person.

Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. library@brooklynhistory.org

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