Skip to main content

Competitors Collection

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Archery competition, Leamington Spa, 1870

Archery competition, Leamington Spa, 1870
Vintage 19th century photograph: Very early image of an archery competition, competitors with bows and arrows, Leamington Spa, 1870

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Archery Match, 1828

Archery Match, 1828
An archery match, for which the competitors dress like Robin Hood and his Merry Men

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Boat Race Scenes 1903

Boat Race Scenes 1903
Scenes at the boat race: competitors and spectators

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Outdoor Curling Match on the ice at Bern, Switzerland

Outdoor Curling Match on the ice at Bern, Switzerland. Date: circa 1907

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Brigade Cycle Race, Crystal Palace, South London

Brigade Cycle Race, Crystal Palace, South London
London Fire Brigade Cycle Race at the Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, South London

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Start of a Womens Sledging Competition

Start of a Womens Sledging Competition
Start of a Womens Luge (Sledging) Competition at the Hotel Bristol in the Territet Suburb of Montreux Switzerland. Date: 1909

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Cheshire Horse Show

Cheshire Horse Show
Junior competitors receive their award cards from one of the judges at a horse show at Heswall, Cheshire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Steeplechase

Steeplechase
Illustration of a steeplechase in progress with competitors at a water-jump. Artist: George Derville Rowlandson. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Stock Exchange Walk, Brighton

Stock Exchange Walk, Brighton
Winner L. J. Hollyer at the conclusion of the Stock Exchange Brighton Walk. Founded by a member of the London Stock Exchange

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Horses Neck-and-Neck

Horses Neck-and-Neck
Reproduction of a painting by Louis Malespina (1874-1940) showing vying racehorses. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCompetitors Collection: British Wightman Cup Team

British Wightman Cup Team
The Wightman Cup was an annual women's tennis competition between British and American teams, held from 1923 until 1989. In 1931 the U. S. Team was victorious. Date: 1931

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Motorboat Racing on the Thames

Motorboat Racing on the Thames
A motorboat race on the River Thames at Chiswick, organised by the Sussex Motor Yacht Club. Date: 1931

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Wimbledon Exertions

Wimbledon Exertions
Scenes from the 1931 Wimbledon Tennis Championship. Pictured are Fred Perry (1909-1995), Ian Glen Collins (1903-1975), Helene Nicolopoulos, George Patrick Pat Hughes (1902-1997), I

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Elwood Cooke and Bobby Riggs at Wimbledon

Elwood Cooke and Bobby Riggs at Wimbledon
Both Elwood Cooke (1913-2004) and Bobby Riggs(1918-1995) were newcomers at Wimbledon tennis tournament. Here they are flanking British tennis player Miss Mary Hardwick (1913-2001) and George Godsell

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Margot Lumb and Simonne Mathieu

Margot Lumb and Simonne Mathieu
Tennis players Margot Lumb (1912-1998), Simonne Mathieu (1908-1980) and Helen Jacobs (1908-1997) all competed at Wimbledon in 1939. Date: 1939

Background imageCompetitors Collection: School swimming competition

School swimming competition
Competitors in school swimming competition. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageCompetitors Collection: James Braid at Flackwell Heath

James Braid at Flackwell Heath
Golfer James Braid (pictured middle) at Flackwell Heath with fellow competitors (Left to right) Bobbie Harris, B. McRae, Robert Howie, and Harold Parsons. 1923

Background imageCompetitors Collection: James Braid Stands with Fellow Competitors

James Braid Stands with Fellow Competitors
Golfer James Braid (first on the left) standing with competitors (left to right) J.H. Taylor, C.H. Mayo, and Geo. Duncan. 1909

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Twenty One years after: The Return Match

Twenty One years after: The Return Match
Golfer James Braid, A Herd, J H Taylor and Harry Vardon at Moor Park course, after re-enacting a famous golf match of 1905 in which they all competed 1926

Background imageCompetitors Collection: The Sphere & Tatler Professional Foursomes

The Sphere & Tatler Professional Foursomes
Professional Foursomes, namely, John Rowe, W T Jefferies, Rs Fernie and James Braid playing at Sunningdale 1914

Background imageCompetitors Collection: The Four Masters

The Four Masters
Photograph of the Four Masters of early 20th-century golf - George Duncan, J H Taylor, Harry Vardon and James Braid, in April 1914. 1940

Background imageCompetitors Collection: James Braid at the Bystander Trophy

James Braid at the Bystander Trophy
James Braid and comparing match cards at the Bystander Trophy at St Georges Hill 1928

Background imageCompetitors Collection: James Braid walks to the 10th green at the Open Championship

James Braid walks to the 10th green at the Open Championship
James Braid and other competitors walking up to the tenth green at the Open Championships at Troon. 1923

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Preliminary Courtesies

Preliminary Courtesies
Densmore Shute and Henry Cotton shaking hands before their 500 match at Walton Heath under the watchful eye of James Braid, the club professional. 1937

Background imageCompetitors Collection: The Boy and Girl Golf Championships at Walton Heath

The Boy and Girl Golf Championships at Walton Heath
Miss Winifred Sarson and Master Donald Mathieson, competitors in the Boy and Girl Golf Championships at Walton Heath being watched by club professional James Braid. Date: 1921

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Notable Golf at Richmond - Taylor & Braid discussing a shot

Notable Golf at Richmond - Taylor & Braid discussing a shot
J H Taylor and James Braid discussing a shot on the green at the Richmond golf tournament. Taylor eventually won the matches 2-1. 1908

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Braids Heroic Effort: The Match-Play

Braids Heroic Effort: The Match-Play
Finalists James Braid and Archie Compston putting on the green in torrential rain in the News of the World Match-Play Championship at Walton Heath 1927

Background imageCompetitors Collection: SCOTS STONE THROWING

SCOTS STONE THROWING
A kilted Scotsman throws a stone whilst his competitors, and a few bonnie wee lassies, look on. Date: 1848

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Swimming competition at the Lambeth Baths, London

Swimming competition at the Lambeth Baths, London
View inside the Lambeth Baths, London, with a six-day swimming competition taking place. Date: 1879

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Liverpool - Jops Cymro Group - aA Sports event

Liverpool - Jops Cymro Group - aA Sports event
Liverpool - Jops Cymro Group - aA (Amateur Athletics Association) Sports event in 1911 in Liverpool. Officials and competitors. Date: 1911

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Maya Civilization. Ball game

Maya Civilization. Ball game
Maya Civilization. Mesoamerican ballgame. Litography

Background imageCompetitors Collection: War tennis tournament at Queens Club, 1916

War tennis tournament at Queens Club, 1916
A page from The Tatler reporting with photographs on a tennis tournament held in aid of the Star and Garter Home Fund for Disabled Soldiers, which took place on the 15 July 1916

Background imageCompetitors Collection: West Side Country Club, Ealing - tennis courts

West Side Country Club, Ealing - tennis courts
Picturesque view of the tennis courts at the West Side Country Club at Ealing with spectators and competitors watching play. Date: 1928

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Olympic marathon runners, 1924 Paris Olympics

Olympic marathon runners, 1924 Paris Olympics
Competitors in the marathon during the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, with their heads protected from the sun. The race was won by Stenroos of Finland. Date: 1924

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Deck Quoits on board a P. &O. Steamer, 1890

Deck Quoits on board a P. &O. Steamer, 1890
Engraving showing a game of deck quoits on board a P.&O. steamship, at sea, 1890. One of the competitors has just hit the target - a ringer. Date: 1890

Background imageCompetitors Collection: County of London Rifle Shooting Championship

County of London Rifle Shooting Championship - The Competitors and Results. Date: circa 1930

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Competitors in the 200 Dancing Wolrd competition

Competitors in the 200 Dancing Wolrd competition
Photograph of the successful competitors of the 200 Dancing World competition held at the Palais de Danse, Birmingham on 16 May 1922 Date: 1922

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Mania / Preparing Plans

Mania / Preparing Plans
A group of railway projectors make last-minute alterations to their plans in a tavern before submitting them to the Board of Trade, hoping to out- match their competitors Date: 1845

Background imageCompetitors Collection: A Sumo contest

A Sumo contest
Two Sumo wrestlers crouch in a ring with two referees under an ornimental tent. The competition is about to start. There are many spectators. Date: 1932

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Illustration, Steeplechase at St Albans

Illustration, Steeplechase at St Albans (or rather in the surrounding countryside) on 8 March 1832, with nineteen competitors. Date: 1832

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Sport under military patronage: coursing in 1915

Sport under military patronage: coursing in 1915
The sport of coursing, conducted by members of the Lincoln Regiment, in 1915. Soldier competitors and onlookers are pictured here at the Oakley, Brome and Eye Clubs coursing meeting. Date: 1915

Background imageCompetitors Collection: 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Village

1932 Los Angeles Olympic Village
Built on the site of a once-famous Spanish rancho, an aerial view of the Olympic Village for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games, where competitors were boarded at $2 per day. Date: 1932

Background imageCompetitors Collection: 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Village interior

1932 Los Angeles Olympic Village interior
The interior of one of the 550 two-roomed houses of Olympic Village, exclusively reserved for competitors at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games, showing the rather basic looking accommodation

Background imageCompetitors Collection: National Gymnastics Competition Caen, Parallel and High bars

National Gymnastics Competition Caen, Parallel and High bars
National Gymnastics Competition Caen, competitors competing on the Parallel and High bars (in synchronised performance). Note the safety mat is actually a large pile of soft sand! Date: 1911

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Auto racing (May 1904). Race for the Gordon Bennett

Auto racing (May 1904). Race for the Gordon Bennett
Auto racing (May 1904).Race for the Gordon Bennett International Trophy. Drawing

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Sports Day at Earlswood Asylum, near Redhill, 1864

Sports Day at Earlswood Asylum, near Redhill, 1864
Engraving showing one of the running races held for the patients of the Earlswood Asylum for Idiots, near Redhill, 1864. A large crowd of spectators, in Victorian dress

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Six women in Chicken Stealing Competition

Six women in Chicken Stealing Competition
Six women competitors in the Chicken Stealing Competition held at the Essex Motor Club Annual Gymkhana at High Beach, Epping Forest, Essex. circa 1911

Background imageCompetitors Collection: Two aspiring musical comedy artistes, London

Two aspiring musical comedy artistes, London
Minter and Osborn of Manchester, contestants in the 13th Encore Competition staged in Collins Music Hall, Islington, London



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping