Size: 27 x 36 inches
Artist: Cassandre, Adolphe Mouron
The first Davis Cup took place in 1900 and saw the USA take on Great Britain, then playing under the name of the British Isles. It was held at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, and the Americans surprised their opponents by racing into an unassailable 3-0 lead.
The idea of Davis Cup was conceived a year earlier by four members of the Harvard University tennis team, who wished to set up a match between the USA and Great Britain. Once the two respective national associations had agreed, one of the four players, Dwight Davis, designed a tournament format and ordered a trophy, buying it with his own money.
This poster was created for the 1932 Davis cup, reissue in 1982. The poster is in excellent condition and ready to be framed.