In good condition, 2 original press photographs from 1929, with some handling marks, pinholes, see pictures for details, annotations and stamp on the back.
13 x 18 cm each.
The Rol agency is a photographic reporting agency created in 1904 by photographer Marcel Rol (1876-1905) which disappeared in 1937 because of its merger with the Meurisse and Mondial Photo Presse agencies.
Georges Devred was the director of the agency between 1923 and 1932.
Jean René Lacoste (also known as ‘Le Crocodile’, or ‘L'Alligator’), born on July 12th, 1904 in Paris and died in Saint-Jean-de-Luz in the Basque Country on October 12th, 1996, was a French tennis champion, industrialist, engineer and designer, founder of the Lacoste brand.
A member of the ‘Quatre Mousquetaires’ with Henri Cochet, Jean Borotra and Jacques Brugnon, he won seven major singles tournaments and was part of the Davis Cup winning team in 1927 and 1928.
He was a professional player from 1922 to 1929. His last victories were Roland Garros in 1929 and Wimbledon in 1928.
He stopped playing tennis in 1929 as he was only 25 years old due to recurring health problems.
Jean Laurent Robert Borotra (born August 13th, 1898 in Biarritz and died July 17th, 1994 in Arbonne) was a French tennis player and politician. Nicknamed ‘Le Basque bondissant’ (the leaping basque), he is one of the ‘Quatre Mousquetaires’ who distinguished themselves with the French team during the Davis Cup in the 1920s and 1930s.
On June 3rd, 1929, during the finals, the temporary wooden grandstands, were replaced by reinforced concrete grandstands. The Musketeers of French tennis were reunited for the men's finals, René Lacoste won versus Jean Borotra in five sets.
Carefully packaged and shipped with track && trace.
- Georges Devred (1887-1932) / Agence Rol
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- (x2) René Lacoste contre Jean Borotra-03/06/1929 - Finale du championnat de France à Roland-Garros
- Briefmarke Presseagentur/ Zeitung
- 18×24 cm
- 18×24×24 cm