Oh I Say! Glorious Vintage Tennis posters 1895-1956

What a polite game tennis is. The chief word in it seems to be “sorry” and admiration of each other’s play crosses the net as frequently as the ball. J.M. Barrie

Walter Goetz, Davis Cup Wimbledon, 1936.



US Lawn Tennis Poster, 1956.

US Lawn Tennis Poster, 1956.


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The Dunlop / Frank Sedgman, by an unknown designer, 1954.



Rudolf Matouschek, Tennis Plätze / Gartenbau, circa 1927


P.H. Lobel, [Salons des Cent], 1899

National Tennis Week, by an unknown designer.


Maurice Lauro, Automoto, circa 1928


Ludwig Hohlwein, Kaffee Hag, 1913


Louis C. Kalff, Nationale Lawn-Tennis Kampionschappen, 1922


Leon Benigni, Brides Les Bains, 1929


Hans Rudi Erdt, Lawn-Tennis Turnier / Heilgendamm, 1908


Gaston Gorde, Jardin des Dauphins / Grenoble, 1930.


E. Frock, [Doubles in Autumn], circa 1925.

Wimbledon Tennis Poster, London Underground, 1933 – Andrew Power

Davis Cup poster 1967

Wimbledon, by Herry Perry, London, 1931


poster issued by the Young Women’s Christian Association Y.W.C.A – Play the Game – Patterson Marsh c.1925

YWCA motivational health poster c.1925

poster by Andre Eduoard Marty was published by the Electric Underground Railway Company as a panel poster to promote the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in 1933

The Art of Tennis and How to Play it

WWI recruitment poster

A.M. Cassandre (1901-1968) GRANDE QUINZAINE INTERNATIONALE DE LAWN-TENNIS lithograph in colours, 1932

Tennis Club Bray Dunes, 1940 by C. Guion


1922 Ad Colgate Cashmere Bouqet Face Talc Powder

Poster Torneo Nazionale Di Tennis Italy 1936

poster for French bicycles manufacturer Cycles Meteore

Lawn Tennis Championship Meeting, Wimbledon, by Dorothy Paton, 1929

Federal Art Project, WPA [Illinois],1939

Federal Art Project, WPA [Illinois],1939

Many of these beautiful posters have come from the Swann Auction Gallery website

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