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Bill Tilden would wear a polo coat over his tennis whites(long flannel trousers and sweater)as he entered the tennis stadium not unlike a robed boxer entering the ring.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Tomasso

Bill Tilden would wear a polo coat over his tennis whites(long flannel trousers and sweater)as he entered the tennis stadium not unlike a robed boxer entering the ring.
Thusly...

 

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quote:Originally posted by Doctor Damage

quote:Originally posted by Tomasso

Bill Tilden would wear a polo coat over his tennis whites(long flannel trousers and sweater)as he entered the tennis stadium not unlike a robed boxer entering the ring.
Thusly...



Is that Tilden in the picture? "Big Bill" was supposed to have towered over his opponents at 6'3".
 

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quote:Originally posted by Tom Buchanan

Is that Tilden in the picture? "Big Bill" was supposed to have towered over his opponents at 6'3".
That's a good point: the description on the archive identifies him clearly as "William Tilden, (1893-1953), American tennisman", but the fellow in the background of the photo, staring upwards at the sky, looks more like Tilden.

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Here's more tennis players, this time French ones. The one wearing the polo coat is Jean Borotra. Every member of AAAC should be able to identify the player third from the left in the first photo.



 

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quote:Originally posted by Doctor Damage

Here's more tennis players, this time French ones. The one wearing the polo coat is Jean Borotra. Every member of AAAC should be able to identify the player third from the left in the first photo.

The Four Musketeers who included the "Crocodile".
 

Tomasso

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quote:Originally posted by Doctor Damage

Belted polo coats on the NY Giants baseball team in October 1924. Can anyone guess the location where the photo was taken?

Hey DD, Where was this photo taken? Aside from the deck of the Montroyal.
 
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