2007.1.29

7-May-38
8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers
2007.1.29

Budy (handwritten in pencil on back); "MAY 7 1938" (stamped on back in purple ink)

Black and white photograph of tennis player Don Budge. Budge is wearing a long sleeved striped collared shirt, pin-striped pants, suspenders and oxford shoes. He is kneeling down with a trophy in his right hand and is either adding it to or removing it from a three shelf cabinet completely crowded with trophies. On top of the cabinet is a vase, two photographs of a tennis player (Budge?), a wooden box, a larger tennis trophy and a photograph of a young girl.

Don BudgeFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Budge (5/3/2007) John Donald ("Don") Budge (June 13, 1915 _ January 26, 2000) was an American tennis champion who was a World No. 1 player for 5 years, first as an amateur and then as a professional. He is most famous as the first man to win in a single year the four tournaments that compose the Grand Slam of tennis. Budge was considered to have the best backhand in the history of tennis, at least until the emergence of Ken Rosewall in the 1950s and '60s.Born in Oakland, California, ...Budge studied at the University of California, Berkeley in late 1933 but left to play tennis with the U.S. Davis Cup auxiliary team.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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