Carl Van Vechten / U.S. Library of Congress

Althea Gibson in a formal gown

A portrait of tennis star Althea Gibson in 1958, wearing a formal gown and gloves.

This photo is by Carl Van Vechten. The image (digital ID: van 5a52017) is now part of the collections of the U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

See our biography of Althea Gibson