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Hippodrome Collection

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Annette Kellerman at the Hippodrome Theatre, New York, 1925

Annette Kellerman at the Hippodrome Theatre, New York, 1925-26 Date: circa 1926

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Theatre, Mercenary Mary 1925, Nerman

Theatre, Mercenary Mary 1925, Nerman
Mercenary Mary, a successful comedy, playing at the London Hippodrome, staring Mr A. W. Baskcomb, Frank Masters, Peggy O Neil (Mary) Lew Hearn, June and Sonnie Hale

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, London

Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, London - Queens Opera House and Club can be seen on the right (in 2017 a Virgin Arctive Health Club...). Date: circa 1905

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Theatre / Hippodrome

Theatre / Hippodrome
Some interior views of the Hippodrome, London, including the vestibule, the Cabin Saloon and the Royal Box

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Annette Kellermann

Annette Kellermann
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (1886 - 1975), Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Leap Year Programme / Paul Chesney

Leap Year Programme / Paul Chesney
George Robey is the principal performer in the LEAP YEAR show at the London Hippodrome

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Page from The Sketch reporting on the birthday party of Belita

Page from The Sketch reporting on the birthday party of Belita (Maria Belita Jepson-Turner) at the London Hippodrome, at the time she was starring the show Champagne on Ice

Background imageHippodrome Collection: The Headmaster by Wilfrid Coleby and Edward Knoblauch

The Headmaster by Wilfrid Coleby and Edward Knoblauch
Promotional postcard for The Headmaster by Wilfrid T. Coleby and Edward Knoblauch. First produced at the Playhouse theatre, 22nd January 1913

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Cinderella at the London Hippodrome

Cinderella at the London Hippodrome
Cinderella, the first pantomime at the London Hippodrome, which received rave reviews. Top photographs show Hetty Chattel as the Prince, Ruth Lytton as Dandini and Amy Farrell as Cinderella

Background imageHippodrome Collection: A scene from Hit the Deck at the London Hippodrome (1927)

A scene from Hit the Deck at the London Hippodrome (1927) Date: 1927

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Programme for Joy Bells at the London Hippodrome, 1915

Programme for Joy Bells at the London Hippodrome, 1915
Programme for Joy Bells at the London Hippodrome, 1919, presented by Albert de Courville Date: 1919

Background imageHippodrome Collection: England / Colchester

England / Colchester
The High Street, Colchester, Essex, showing the Town Hall, with the Jumbo Water Tower beyond. Date: 1950s

Background imageHippodrome Collection: The Quinlan Opera Company

The Quinlan Opera Company
Promotional postcard for The Quinlan Opera Company. Billed as The Greatest Touring Company Ever Organized. Touring to the Royal Hippodrome, Liverpool, 2nd October 1911 Figures, left to right

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Programme cover for Jack in the Beanstalk, 1921

Programme cover for Jack in the Beanstalk, 1921
Programme cover for Jack and the Beanstalk staged at the London Hippodrome by Julian Wylie, 1921. Artwork by Paul Chesney. Date: 1921

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Kaufmann Trick cyclist at the London Hippodrome, 1901

Kaufmann Trick cyclist at the London Hippodrome, 1901
Photograph of one of the Kaufmann troupe performing a bicycle trick at the London Hippodrome, September 1901

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Kaufmann Trick Cyclists at the London Hippodrome, 1901

Kaufmann Trick Cyclists at the London Hippodrome, 1901
Photograph of two of the Kaufmann troupe performing a bicycle trick at the London Hippodrome, September 1901

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Some Sunny personalities at the London Hippodrome

Some Sunny personalities at the London Hippodrome
Caricature by Nerman of the various performers appearing in the popular comedy musical, Sunny at the London Hippodrome in 1926. Top left Nancy Lovat, top right, Elsie Randolph

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Herr Seeth and his performing animals, London Hippodrome

Herr Seeth and his performing animals, London Hippodrome
Herr Julius Seeth, lion tamer, in the arena at the London Hippodrome with two of his lions forming behind him with ponies and dogs. Date: 1903

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Herr Graiss looping monkey, Diavolino

Herr Graiss looping monkey, Diavolino
Diavolino, a little monkey trained by Herr Grais, who performed the loop the loop on a tricycle at the London Hippodrome. Date: 1903

Background imageHippodrome Collection: An acrobatic baboon at the Hippodrome

An acrobatic baboon at the Hippodrome
Herr Grais with his performing acrobatic baboon at the London Hippodrome in 1902. Date: 1902

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Diavolino, the monkey that loops the loop, London Hippodrome

Diavolino, the monkey that loops the loop, London Hippodrome
Diavolino, the monkey that looped the loop on a little tricycle at the London Hippodrome in 1902. Date: 1902

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Programme cover, The Manchester Hippodrome

Programme cover, The Manchester Hippodrome, Oxford Street, Manchester. 1912

Background imageHippodrome Collection: The Hippodrome building, London

The Hippodrome building, London
The Hippodrome building on the corner of Charing Cross Road and Leicester Square in the City of Westminster, London. Date: 1900s

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Houdini & Daily MIrror Challenge - handcuffs 1904

Houdini & Daily MIrror Challenge - handcuffs 1904
The handcuffs with which the Daily Mirror challenged Harry Houdini at the London Hippodrome in March 1904. The cuff was allegedly made by a Birmingham blacksmith, Nathaniel Hart

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Julie Andrews with mother and step-father, Starlight Roof

Julie Andrews with mother and step-father, Starlight Roof
Julie Andrews, aged 12, photographed at home with her mother Barbara at the piano and her step-father, at the time she was appearing in Starlight Roof at the London Hippodrome

Background imageHippodrome Collection: The Dolly Sisters and Laddie Cliff in Jig-saw at Hippodrome

The Dolly Sisters and Laddie Cliff in Jig-saw at Hippodrome
Page from The Tatler featuring photographs of the delectable Dolly Sisters performing their first London revue, Jig-saw at the London Hippodrome

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Plunging elephants at the London Hippodrome

Plunging elephants at the London Hippodrome
Elephants plunging into the tank at the London Hippodrome, the climactic scene at the London Hippodrome during their Christmas production for 1903-4 The Golden Princess and the Elephant Hunters

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Chung Ling Soo at the London Hippodrome

Chung Ling Soo at the London Hippodrome
Chung Ling Soo, Chinese conjuror (real name Billy Robinson) in publicity photographs for his act at the London Hippodrome in 1904. Date: 1904

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Rival Chinese magicians Chung Ling Soo & Ching Ling Foo

Rival Chinese magicians Chung Ling Soo & Ching Ling Foo
Rival Chinese magicians, Chung Ling Soo (real name, Billy Robinson) seen top putting his wife Suee Seen (aka Olive or Dot ) into a cannon as part of his act at the London Hippodrome

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Houdini & Daily MIrror Challenge

Houdini & Daily MIrror Challenge
Houdinis great lock-picking feat at the London Hippodrome. Harry Houdini shown on stage at the London Hippodrome, having specially made cuffs locked to his wrists in the presence of representatives

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Champion Australian axemen at the London Hippodrome

Champion Australian axemen at the London Hippodrome
Peter McClaren, the champion axeman of Australia) and Harry H. Jackson, giving an exhibition of tree cutting at the London Hippodrome in 1907. Date: 1907

Background imageHippodrome Collection: An Interview with Consul the Chimpanzee

An Interview with Consul the Chimpanzee
Sketches of Consul, the celebrity chimpanzee known as the man monkey appearing at the Hippodrome in 1903. Charles Sykes, reporting for The Bystanders very first issue

Background imageHippodrome Collection: James & Marie Finney, exhibition swimmers at Hippodrome

James & Marie Finney, exhibition swimmers at Hippodrome
James Finney and his sister Marie, champion exhibition swimmers, appearing at the newly-opened London Hippodrome in 1900. Date: 1900

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Sir George Edward Wade (1869 - 1954), Comedian, professionally known as George Robey

Sir George Edward Wade (1869 - 1954), Comedian, professionally known as George Robey photographed in his costume as a pantomime dame of Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Hippodrome. Date: 1921

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Lima, Peru - The Hippodrome

Lima, Peru - The Hippodrome, with its remarkable isalmic/moorish architectural styling. circa 1910

Background imageHippodrome Collection: A study of Ruth French, the accomplished stage dancer, Londo

A study of Ruth French, the accomplished stage dancer, London, 1923. Making her third apearance at the London Hippodrome in Julian Wylies Brighter London. Date: 1923

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Mercenary Mary, New Theatre, Cambridge

Mercenary Mary, New Theatre, Cambridge
Mercenary Mary, a musical comedy at the New Theatre, Cambridge, previously at the London Hippodrome. circa 1925

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Theater Square, Nottingham in the 1920s

Theater Square, Nottingham in the 1920s

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Burnley Hippodrome

Burnley Hippodrome

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Burnley Hippodrome early 1900s

Burnley Hippodrome early 1900s

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Nottingham Theatre Square early 1900s

Nottingham Theatre Square early 1900s

Background imageHippodrome Collection: High Street, Ripley

High Street, Ripley

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Derby - Green Lane Hippodrome early 1900s

Derby - Green Lane Hippodrome early 1900s

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Hippodrome Green Lane, Derby early 1900's

Hippodrome Green Lane, Derby early 1900's

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Darlington Parkgate and Hippodrome probably 1920s

Darlington Parkgate and Hippodrome probably 1920s

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Parkgate, Darlington, early 1900s

Parkgate, Darlington, early 1900s

Background imageHippodrome Collection: Poster, Samuel Cody, Trotting Club, Levallois, Paris

Poster, Samuel Cody, Trotting Club, Levallois, Paris
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: Extremely rare French promotional poster from Cody?s Wild West performing days, Hippodrome du Trotting Club Levallois, Paris ? S. F

Background imageHippodrome Collection: The Blue Mosque and Walled Obelisk, Istanbul, Turkey

The Blue Mosque and Walled Obelisk, Istanbul, Turkey
The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, also known by its official name, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, is an Ottoman-era historical imperial mosque located in Istanbul



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