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Choose from 297 pictures in our Feathered collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Czech Republic - Sokol Rally in Prague 1920s Featured Print

Czech Republic - Sokol Rally in Prague 1920s

A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation). Sokol was founded on the philosophy that a physically fit, mentally alert and culturally developed people can make a nation strong. The word "sokol" translates to falcon and is symbolic of the Sokol ideals: Courage, Strength, Endurance, Fraternalism, Love of democratic principles, and Pride in country. Miroslav Tyrs (1832 -1884) (depicted in the centre) was a key exponent of this approach and is duly being honoured by the ranks of passing Sokol participants. Tyrs believed that a nation must be physically fit, morally on a high plane and intelligent in order to secure independence and retain it. Elevated to Doctor of Philosophy at Charles University and a member of the Education Staff of Rieger's Encyclopedia, Tyrs formulated his Sokol plan, creating an entirely new gymnastic terminology. The next twenty years of his life were devoted to Sokol. He was the first Physical Director, editor of the Sokol paper and creator of calisthenics and exercises, placing the whole system on a firm scientific basis. Between the First and Second World Wars the organisation grew to have a million members. The Sokol programmes were organised to have mass appeal across all strata of Czech society and across all age grous."

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

One of Mussolinis Blackshirts - Italy, 1923 Featured Print

One of Mussolinis Blackshirts - Italy, 1923

A very interesting and important card showing a member of the Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale commonly called the Blackshirts or squadristi (singular: squadrista), was originally the paramilitary wing of the National Fascist Party and, after 1923, an all-volunteer militia of the Kingdom of Italy. Its members were distinguished by their distinctive black uniforms. Date: 1923

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Lily Brayton in Count Hannibal, by Asche and Norreys Connell Featured Print

Lily Brayton in Count Hannibal, by Asche and Norreys Connell

Count Hannibal by F. Norreys Connell and Oscar Asche. Second photograph of Lily Brayton as Clotilde in Count Hannibal'. By contrast she is dressed as a noblewoman this time, in a much more elaborate costume than the previous image. On tour to the Kings Theatre in Glasgow on 5th April 1909.The photographer was Margareta Rita Martin (1875-1958) who started her photographic career in 1897. Date: 1909

© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library