[Mary Henderson, Robert Clark and Friends]

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Creation: 1887

By 1880, middle class women enjoyed active new summer sports like archery and tennis. While some players wore fine wool clothes called tuxedo suits, others dressed more casually like Mary Henderson, Robert Clark and their friends. One fan described tennis parties as “the highlight of society.” First played in Nahant, MA, in 1874, tennis gained players quickly with 33 clubs in play by 1881. Mary Henderson attended Boston’s Gannett Boarding School for two years after graduating from Knoxville High School.

Title

[Mary Henderson, Robert Clark and Friends]

Date

Creation: 1887

Description

By 1880, middle class women enjoyed active new summer sports like archery and tennis. While some players wore fine wool clothes called tuxedo suits, others dressed more casually like Mary Henderson, Robert Clark and their friends. One fan described tennis parties as “the highlight of society.” First played in Nahant, MA, in 1874, tennis gained players quickly with 33 clubs in play by 1881. Mary Henderson attended Boston’s Gannett Boarding School for two years after graduating from Knoxville High School.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Card photographs (photographs)

Source

MSS0242, James Hampton Kirkland Papers, Box 38, Folder 11 "Kirkland and Henderson Relatives"

Files

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Citation

“[Mary Henderson, Robert Clark and Friends],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/803.