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Sport Collection

Background imageSport Collection: Tennis players

Tennis players
People You See. Tennis players. From Teddy Bear (25 July 1964)

Background imageSport Collection: Play the Game Football book cover

Play the Game Football book cover
Front cover of a book depicting a young boy kicking a football on the front cover. Date: c.1941

Background imageSport Collection: Poster design for Illinois Central travel

Poster design for Illinois Central travel
Poster design for Illinois Central, the road of travel luxury, featuring trips from Chicago and St Louis to the Gulf Coast (Beautiful Mississippi), offering sports all the year round. 20th century

Background imageSport Collection: Official programme, International Trophy at Brooklands

Official programme, International Trophy at Brooklands
Cover design for the official programme, The International Trophy at Brooklands, organised by the Junior Car Club. Showing a racing car and driver. May 1933

Background imageSport Collection: Business card design, woman shooting birds

Business card design, woman shooting birds

Background imageSport Collection: Nursery Rhymes -- boy with slate, mice with cheese

Nursery Rhymes -- boy with slate, mice with cheese
Nursery Rhymes -- two illustrations. Above -- a boy sits doing sums on a slate while other boys play football. Below -- mice eating bread, cheese and an apple. early 20th century

Background imageSport Collection: Cover design, Popular Aviation Magazine

Cover design, Popular Aviation Magazine combined with Practical Mechanics, showing racing cars on a circuit with a futuristic red aeroplane soaring above them. September 1932

Background imageSport Collection: Poster advertising The Sporting Girl, or Newmarket

Poster advertising The Sporting Girl, or Newmarket, a racing musical comedy, depicting Poppy and her trainer. With music by F Taylor and EB Jones

Background imageSport Collection: Poster design for Quebec Winter Sports

Poster design for Quebec Winter Sports, via Canadian Pacific, showing a couple on skis in in a snowy landscape. 20th century

Background imageSport Collection: Business card design, woman playing tennis

Business card design, woman playing tennis
Business card design, depicting a woman playing tennis. 20th century

Background imageSport Collection: Valcourt in La Grande Revue Femmes et Sport, Paris

Valcourt in La Grande Revue Femmes et Sport, Paris
Valcourt in La Grande Revue Femmes et Sport, Palace Theatre, Paris, 1927 Date: 1927

Background imageSport Collection: Clubhouse, St Andrews, Scotland

Clubhouse, St Andrews, Scotland. late 19th century

Background imageSport Collection: Ping Pong in Fairyland

Ping Pong in Fairyland
Fairies playing ping pong on a mushroom. Date: 1902

Background imageSport Collection: Florence Walton and Leon Leitrim

Florence Walton and Leon Leitrim in La Grande Revue Femmes et Sport, Palace Theatre, Paris, 1927 Date: 1927

Background imageSport Collection: Tattooed wrestlers, Japan

Tattooed wrestlers, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageSport Collection: Leslie Cheape

Leslie Cheape
Captain Leslie St. Clair Cheape (1882-1916), British soldier and polo player dubbed, Englands greatest polo player. He played for England in the Westchester Cup three times in 1911

Background imageSport Collection: Scene on the River Isis near Oxford

Scene on the River Isis near Oxford
Wintry scene on the River Isis near Oxford, with two young men on bicycles and a team of rowers on the water. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageSport Collection: Bullfight in Granada, Spain

Bullfight in Granada, Spain
A large crowd watching a bullfight in Granada, Spain. Date: 1962

Background imageSport Collection: Children at play - Addison Place, London

Children at play - Addison Place, London
Children playing cricket and climbing drainpipes - Addison Place, London. Date: 1956

Background imageSport Collection: Competitors at the Windsor Horse Show

Competitors at the Windsor Horse Show
Competitors on horseback at the Windsor Horse Show. Date: 1957

Background imageSport Collection: Athletics event for under-elevens, Seaford, Sussex

Athletics event for under-elevens, Seaford, Sussex
An athletics event, a 100-yard sprint for under-elevens at Seaford, East Sussex. The boys stand ready for the starting signal. Date: 1934

Background imageSport Collection: Annual rickshaw Derby, Hong Kong, China

Annual rickshaw Derby, Hong Kong, China
Scene at the annual rickshaw Derby held in Hong Kong, China, with participants and spectators. Date: 1987

Background imageSport Collection: Fox hunt near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Fox hunt near Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Two people on horseback, taking part in a fox hunt near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Date: 1962

Background imageSport Collection: Granpop rides the Cresta by Lawson Wood

Granpop rides the Cresta by Lawson Wood
Humorous illustration featuring Granpop, the orang utan character created by Lawson Wood hurtling down a piste head-first on a toboggan, much to the bemusement of a small monkey and bear. Date: 1935

Background imageSport Collection: Christmas and New Year greetings card

Christmas and New Year greetings card
A Christmas and New Year greetings card, showing boys and girls skating on the ice. late 19th century

Background imageSport Collection: Winter Sports with Thomas Cook & Son

Winter Sports with Thomas Cook & Son
Cover illustration for Winter Sports in France, Italy, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Sweden and Canada, under the management of Thomas Cook & Son Ltd

Background imageSport Collection: Advertisement for Grand Hotel, Ngamplang, Java

Advertisement for Grand Hotel, Ngamplang, Java
Advertisement for the Grand Hotel and golf course at Ngamplang, West Java, Indonesia. circa 1930s

Background imageSport Collection: Fred Howard. Cricket 3

Fred Howard. Cricket 3
Cricket

Background imageSport Collection: Advertisement for Maloja Palace Hotel, Engadine, Switzerland

Advertisement for Maloja Palace Hotel, Engadine, Switzerland
Advertisement for the Maloja Palace Hotel, Engadine, Switzerland, showing a skier flying through the air. circa 1930s

Background imageSport Collection: Advertisement for Ellimans Universal Embrocation

Advertisement for Ellimans Universal Embrocation, for the treatment of stiffness, sprains, aches and bruises. Showing an athletic young woman about to take a swipe at a golf ball. early 20th century

Background imageSport Collection: Fred Howard. Cricket 5

Fred Howard. Cricket 5
Cricket

Background imageSport Collection: Man and woman in golfing scene

Man and woman in golfing scene
A man and a woman in a golfing scene -- he is about to hit the ball, while she watches. early 20th century

Background imageSport Collection: Poster design for 18 hole Golf Links

Poster design for 18 hole Golf Links, showing a group of people on a golf course on a sunny day. 20th century

Background imageSport Collection: Chantreys Famous Shot

Chantreys Famous Shot, with which he killed two woodcocks -- apparently the previous day he killed a hare and a rabbit, also with one shot. It is also claimed that he was blind in one eye

Background imageSport Collection: Golfing scene at Mont Agel, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Golfing scene at Mont Agel, Monte Carlo, Monaco, showing two women playing, and two young boys acting as their caddies. early 20th century

Background imageSport Collection: The Dolly Sisters and Pearl White

The Dolly Sisters and Pearl White, location unknown, 1920s 1920s

Background imageSport Collection: Granpop Tests the Swimming Pool Water by Lawson Wood

Granpop Tests the Swimming Pool Water by Lawson Wood
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood depicting his creation Granpop, an orang-utan, testing a teacup of water before his animal friends launch themselves from a makeshift springboard

Background imageSport Collection: Lottery ticket for French horse race

Lottery ticket for French horse race 20th century

Background imageSport Collection: Father O Flynn winning Grand National

Father O Flynn winning Grand National
Father O Flynn (the name of the horse) winning the Grand National at Aintree, at 20-1 ridden by Captain Roddy Owen. 1892

Background imageSport Collection: A Googlie by Lawson Wood

A Googlie by Lawson Wood
A bear batsman looks concerned as a determined monkey bowls a googlie at his batting partner. Date: 1930

Background imageSport Collection: Advertisement for Antar motor oil

Advertisement for Antar motor oil, as used in the Monte Carlo Rally of 1933. Showing a yellow car and a large red oil can. 1930s

Background imageSport Collection: Wartime poster, Quicker Turnround

Wartime poster, Quicker Turnround helps to Quicker Victory. Speed up loading and unloading. Showing a footballer scoring a goal, to the consternation of the goalkeeper. 1940s

Background imageSport Collection: Captain Leslie Cheape playing polo against America, 1914

Captain Leslie Cheape playing polo against America, 1914
Captain Leslie St. Clair Cheape (1882-1916), British soldier and polo player dubbed, Englands greatest polo player pictured playing his part in the England victory over America in the International

Background imageSport Collection: Colonials playing croquet, India

Colonials playing croquet, India. circa 1890s

Background imageSport Collection: La Mome Moineau in La Grande Revue Femmes et Sport

La Mome Moineau in La Grande Revue Femmes et Sport, Palace Theatre, Paris, 1927 Date: 1927

Background imageSport Collection: People at a Sumo match, Japan

People at a Sumo match, Japan
People at a Sumo wrestling match, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageSport Collection: Polo pony and groom, India

Polo pony and groom, India. circa 1890s

Background imageSport Collection: Three archers, Japan

Three archers, Japan. circa 1890s




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