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Amateur Collection

Background imageAmateur Collection: Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960

Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960
Through a doctors eyes: a page of celebrities drawn by osteopath and gifted amateur artist Doctor Stephen Ward(1912-1963), as featured in The Illustrated London News in 1960

Background imageAmateur Collection: French artificial fishing flies

French artificial fishing flies. circa 1900

Background imageAmateur Collection: Wrestling championships poster

Wrestling championships poster
Poster advertising the National Amateur Wrestling Championships to be held at the Orion Gymnasium, East Bank, Stamford Hill, North London on 20 June 1929

Background imageAmateur Collection: The Thirst For Reprisals, by Bruce Bairnsfather

The Thirst For Reprisals, by Bruce Bairnsfather
And me rifle, someone. I ll give these -----s ell for this! Originally an amateur artist, Bairnsfathers cockney humour displayed in his view of the Front

Background imageAmateur Collection: Muddy Soccer Goalie

Muddy Soccer Goalie
An amateur game of football played on a very muddy pitch: the goalkeeper catches the ball in mid-air

Background imageAmateur Collection: OUDS: The Tempest at Worcester College, 1949

OUDS: The Tempest at Worcester College, 1949
A midsummer diversion in an Oxford garden: the Oxford University Drama Societys production of Shakespeares The Tempest in the grounds of Worcester College, 1949

Background imageAmateur Collection: Memorial Stadium. Berkeley. Date: 1923

Memorial Stadium. Berkeley. Date: 1923

Background imageAmateur Collection: G O Smith, footballer and cricketer

G O Smith, footballer and cricketer
Gilbert Oswald Smith (1872-1943), amateur footballer who played for Oxford University and the Corinthians, and was captain for England. He played first-class cricket for Oxford University and Surrey

Background imageAmateur Collection: Cartoon, Kitcheners All, WW1

Cartoon, Kitcheners All, WW1
Cartoon, Kitcheners All, First World War. A scene in a London club, where nearly all of the members look just like Lord Kitchener, each one with his own ideas of how the war should be run. Date: 1914

Background imageAmateur Collection: Humorous hand drawn postcard by George Ranstead

Humorous hand drawn postcard by George Ranstead
Comic illustration by amateur soldier artist of the Great War, George Ranstead, showing a pavement artist pleading with a woman to keep her cat indoors as it keeps licking his pictures of fish off

Background imageAmateur Collection: Crystal Palace Brass Band Festival

Crystal Palace Brass Band Festival
View of the Central Avenue leading to the Crystal Palace in south London at the time of the annual Brass Band Festival. Bands from all over the country took part

Background imageAmateur Collection: S. Mure Fergusson

S. Mure Fergusson. Distinguished amateur golfer, twice runner-up in the Amateur Championship and winner of innumerable medals

Background imageAmateur Collection: Furnivall rowing eight on the River Thames

Furnivall rowing eight on the River Thames
Womens Amateur Rowing Association - Furnivall rowing eight on the River Thames. 1907

Background imageAmateur Collection: Lady Letitia Louisa Kerr

Lady Letitia Louisa Kerr (1800-1885), amateur silhouettist. circa 1850s

Background imageAmateur Collection: Les Cloches de Corneville by Clairville and Charles Gabet

Les Cloches de Corneville by Clairville and Charles Gabet. It was adapted into English by H. B. Farnie and Robert Reece. Reverse of the previous flyer for the Halifax Amateur Operatic Society

Background imageAmateur Collection: Robert Maxwell, Golfer

Robert Maxwell, Golfer
Robert Maxwell British amateur golfer

Background imageAmateur Collection: Music at home - sketches from life of amateur musicians, 189

Music at home - sketches from life of amateur musicians, 189
Music at home - sketches from life of amateur musicians by T.W Couldery. Date: 1894

Background imageAmateur Collection: That Evening Star-Shell, by Bruce Bairnsfather

That Evening Star-Shell, by Bruce Bairnsfather
Oh, star of eve, whose tender beam Fall on my spirits troubled dream. Originally an amateur artist, Bairnsfathers cockney humour displayed in his view of the Front

Background imageAmateur Collection: G&s / Pirates, India 3

G&s / Pirates, India 3
Young Frederic is reminded of his duty at pistol-point by the Pirate King and Ruth in an amateur production by the British community at Simla, India

Background imageAmateur Collection: Amateur Studio portrait photograph of a teenage girl

Amateur Studio portrait photograph of a teenage girl
Amateur Studio portrait photograph - shot in the back garden with suitable table and plant pot props - the subject is not the most jolly ever - I don t think that hat was a regular personal choice

Background imageAmateur Collection: An amateur production of Ivanhoe at a country

An amateur production of Ivanhoe at a country house party at Haddo House, Scotland, in 1892

Background imageAmateur Collection: Amateur Cyclist Cup Winner early 1900s

Amateur Cyclist Cup Winner early 1900s Date: circa 1900s

Background imageAmateur Collection: Gilstead Amateur Football Club in 1910

Gilstead Amateur Football Club in 1910 Date: 1910

Background imageAmateur Collection: George Crawley, House In Park Lane

George Crawley, House In Park Lane
An architectural drawing which shows the design for a house to be erected in Park Lane, for C. E. Heath Esq. by amateur architect George Abraham Crawley. Date: early 1900s

Background imageAmateur Collection: Programme, Imperial Theatre, Rue de Courcelles, Paris

Programme, Imperial Theatre, Rue de Courcelles, Paris
Programme, Le Maitre d'Ecole (The Schoolmaster), by Lockroy, performed by a group of young amateur comedians, Imperial Theatre, Rue de Courcelles, Paris, 15 March 1865

Background imageAmateur Collection: Amateur Japanese Fair, Newcastle

Amateur Japanese Fair, Newcastle
An amateur Japanese fair at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. We see men and women in a mock japanese garden compex, wearing kimonos and with fans, umbrellas

Background imageAmateur Collection: John De Forest with Golf Trophy

John De Forest with Golf Trophy
John De Forest (1907-1997), winner of the Open Amateur Golf Championship at Muirfield, with his trophy. Date: 1932

Background imageAmateur Collection: Leslie Henson Golfing

Leslie Henson Golfing
Comedian Leslie Henson (1891-1957) posing on the golf course. At the time he was appearing in the farce It's A Boy! at the Strand Theatre. Date: 1931

Background imageAmateur Collection: Tennis at Hurlingham

Tennis at Hurlingham
A doubles game being played as part of the Army lawn tennis championships held at Hurlingham. Date: 1931

Background imageAmateur Collection: Young woman standing by a car

Young woman standing by a car Date: 1940s

Background imageAmateur Collection: J. B. Priestley and Joyce Barbour

J. B. Priestley and Joyce Barbour
Writer J.B. Priestley (1894-1984) and actress Joyce Barbour (1901-1977), team captains in an actresses versus authors cricket match in Regent's Park. Date: 1939

Background imageAmateur Collection: Writer A. P. Herbert, bowling

Writer A. P. Herbert, bowling
Writer A.P. Herbert (1890-1971) bowling during an actresses versus authors cricket match in Regent's Park. Date: 1939

Background imageAmateur Collection: Ursula Jeans and Alec Waugh, cricketing

Ursula Jeans and Alec Waugh, cricketing
Actress Ursula Jeans (1906-1973) and novelist Alec Waugh (1898-1981) in an actresses versus authors cricket match in Regent's Park. Date: 1939

Background imageAmateur Collection: Gerald H. Owens

Gerald H. Owens
Gerald Gerry H. Owens (1914-1997) was an Irish dentist, and keen golfer. Here he is being celebrated as Irish Amateur golf champion. He went on to become President of the Golfing Union of Ireland

Background imageAmateur Collection: Designs for women's coat-frocks. The patterns were available to order for home dressmakers

Designs for women's coat-frocks. The patterns were available to order for home dressmakers. Date: 1932

Background imageAmateur Collection: Designs for women's dresses. The patterns were available to order for home dressmakers. Date: 1932

Designs for women's dresses. The patterns were available to order for home dressmakers. Date: 1932

Background imageAmateur Collection: The final of the amateur junior single punting. Date: 1901

The final of the amateur junior single punting. Date: 1901

Background imageAmateur Collection: The amateur single punting championship of the lower Thames. Date: 1901

The amateur single punting championship of the lower Thames. Date: 1901

Background imageAmateur Collection: Our amateur politicians by Edmund Blampied. Men chatting at a pub bar: Me? Vote for him

Our amateur politicians by Edmund Blampied. Men chatting at a pub bar: Me? Vote for him? Oh dear, no! Besides, his Astrakhan hair and his cross-eyed views carry no blinkin conviction

Background imageAmateur Collection: Comic postcard, Two girls discuss little boy Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two girls discuss little boy Date: 20th century

Background imageAmateur Collection: Amateur pictorialist view of Lincoln, England

Amateur pictorialist view of Lincoln, England

Background imageAmateur Collection: Amateur pictorialist harbour scene, England c. 1930s

Amateur pictorialist harbour scene, England c. 1930s
Amateur pictorialist harbour scene, England c.1930s

Background imageAmateur Collection: Woman taking a photograph on the beach

Woman taking a photograph on the beach
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Background imageAmateur Collection: The cast of The Rose and the Ring starring five of the children of Lord

The cast of The Rose and the Ring starring five of the children of Lord and Lady Ennismore, including Richard Hare. Date: 1922

Background imageAmateur Collection: Cartoon, Another Juliet

Cartoon, Another Juliet. Trixie Southbank, who is tired of being an extra and wants to play Juliet, asks John Hollingshead (1827-1904), manager of the Gaiety Theatre, for a matinee slot

Background imageAmateur Collection: Morgan Maddox Morgan-Owen - Welsh Amateur Footballer

Morgan Maddox Morgan-Owen - Welsh Amateur Footballer
Morgan Maddox Morgan-Owen (18771950) - Welsh amateur footballer who played in the Football League for Glossop and Nottingham Forest as a wing half

Background imageAmateur Collection: Mother and child photographed in a London saloon

Mother and child photographed in a London saloon
An amateur photographic studio has been established in a saloon in the east end of London. A mother and child are seated in front of a white background amongst barrels

Background imageAmateur Collection: Amateur photographer captures first portrait

Amateur photographer captures first portrait
A young amateur photographer is shown to be capturing his first portrait photograph.The female subject is sat patiently waiting for the exposure time, while another young boy waits behind her



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