Tennis player

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I love the way this image is so simple and yet so dynamic. Since it’s just a little snapshot, a bit less than 3 x 3 inches, I assumed somebody just got lucky with their camera. But the more I look at it, the more I think it may be posed. The stamp from the photo developer on the back dates it to 1942. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

I don’t recall that I’ve heard of the Kisco Photo Service before, but it was apparently a service that would develop your photos if you dropped them off at the drug store. I found this article written by somebody who used to work for Kisco, explaining the process, in case you find such things interesting. (I’ll admit I just skimmed it.)