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Photograph by:
Roderick J. Lyons, American, born 1950  Search this
Subject of:
Venus Ebony Starr Williams, American, born 1980  Search this
Serena Jameka Williams, American, born 1981  Search this
Richard Williams, American, born 1942  Search this
H x W: 4236 pixels × 2827 pixels
File size: 34.29 MB
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured:
Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Digital scan of a 35mm black and white negative of Venus, Serena, and Richard Williams on a tennis court. The girls stand in front of their father, Richard Williams, who stands on the court behind them holding a racquet. Serena stands to the right of Venus and faces the net. Her racquet is in front of her and is being held by both her hands. Venus stands slightly in front of Serena and is at an angle to the net. She holds her racquet in both hands in a backhand motion. A tennis ball is in front of her at about her forehead level. All three are wearing matching printed Reebok polo shirts. The girls also have matching skirts. Buildings, other people, and cars are visible in the background of the image.
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Families  Search this
Photography  Search this
Sports  Search this
Tennis  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Lyons
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Roderick Lyons
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