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Hoop Collection

Background imageHoop Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice at the croquet game

Alice in Wonderland, Alice at the croquet game, with flamingo (mallet) and hedgehogs (balls). Date: early 20th century

Background imageHoop Collection: Girl on a Swing 1922

Girl on a Swing 1922
A young girl on a swing attached to a tree. Her reading book and hoop lie abandoned in the grass

Background imageHoop Collection: Tower Circus / Blackpool

Tower Circus / Blackpool
Two girls perform tricks while riding a white horse. A clown holds a hoop with a paper surface which one of them has just leapt through

Background imageHoop Collection: German circus scrap

German circus scrap -- dog jumping through a paper hoop. 19th century

Background imageHoop Collection: Britannia and Eve magazine, October 1940

Britannia and Eve magazine, October 1940
Front cover illustration featuring a 1940s blonde beauty, wearing a halter-neck red and white top, along with gold hoop earrings, and necklace

Background imageHoop Collection: Westminster Abbey C18

Westminster Abbey C18
In the tranquil street before the abbey and St Margarets church, a sedan chair passes, a cripple begs, fruit sellers and a porter ply their trade, a boy bowls his hoop

Background imageHoop Collection: Circus Clown Pointing

Circus Clown Pointing
A young child, with a hoop decorated with flowers, rides on the back of a skewbald (brown and white) horse, while a clown stands and points

Background imageHoop Collection: Poodle and Hoop

Poodle and Hoop
Poodle wearing clothes performs with a hoop

Background imageHoop Collection: Family of pigs at play on a postcard

Family of pigs at play on a postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageHoop Collection: Victorian Scrap showing Circus Performers

Victorian Scrap showing Circus Performers in a Big Top Circus Ring, including a lady balancing on a performing horse and a clown holding a hoop. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageHoop Collection: Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill
A child bowls her hoop on a winters day on Primrose Hill. Date: 1895

Background imageHoop Collection: Rochester Castle, Kent

Rochester Castle, Kent
Schoolboys at play with hoops, marbles and leapfrog, not far from the castle at Rochester, Kent Date: circa 1830

Background imageHoop Collection: Futuristic underwater croquet

Futuristic underwater croquet. The players are all wearing diving helmets with oxygen packs on their backs

Background imageHoop Collection: Photograph of Hoop & Grapes PH, Aldgate, London

Photograph of Hoop & Grapes PH, Aldgate, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub

Background imageHoop 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 imageHoop Collection: Sister and brother with hoop and stick

Sister and brother with hoop and stick, walking along hand in hand. first published 1879

Background imageHoop Collection: Newbury Theatre 1803

Newbury Theatre 1803
Theatre at Newbury

Background imageHoop Collection: Circus / Rider & Hoop

Circus / Rider & Hoop
Piebald (black and white) Circus horse carrying an equestrienne who jumps through a paper-filled hoop held up by a clown

Background imageHoop Collection: Origin of croquet and billiards, 14th century

Origin of croquet and billiards, 14th century
Game played with ball, stick, hoop and target (the origin of billiards and croquet), 14th century. Handcoloured lithograph by Joseph Strutt from his own Sports and Pastimes of the People of England

Background imageHoop Collection: Boy playing with hoop and stick

Boy playing with hoop and stick Date: 19th century

Background imageHoop Collection: Boy with hoop and stick Victorian period

Boy with hoop and stick Victorian period Date: 19th century

Background imageHoop Collection: Children playing with hoops Victorian period

Children playing with hoops Victorian period Date: 19th century

Background imageHoop Collection: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, familiar saying Date: 19th century

Background imageHoop Collection: Thurnscoe Three Lane Ends early 1900s

Thurnscoe Three Lane Ends early 1900s

Background imageHoop Collection: Two children in garden of Oddington House, Gloucestershire

Two children in garden of Oddington House, Gloucestershire
Two Talbot Rice children (David Arthur and Cecil Penelope) in the garden of Oddington House, near Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, October 1935 Date: 1935

Background imageHoop Collection: The Croquet Tournament

The Croquet Tournament Date: 1863

Background imageHoop Collection: Children's Hoop Race

Children's Hoop Race Date: 1925

Background imageHoop Collection: Lithic ring. Taino culture (1000-1500 AD). Stone. Caribbean

Lithic ring. Taino culture (1000-1500 AD). Stone. Caribbean. Antilles. Pre-columbian era. Museum of the Americas. Madrid, Spain. Date: 2018

Background imageHoop Collection: Smart well-to-do young girl with her hoop - Buenos Aires

Smart well-to-do young girl with her hoop - Buenos Aires
Smart well-to-do young girl (Gerda) with her hoop - Buenos Aires, Argentina Date: 1924

Background imageHoop Collection: The Netherlands - Rotterdam - Windmill on the Coolvest

The Netherlands - Rotterdam - Windmill on the Coolvest
Korenmolen De Hoop - a tower mill on the Coolvest (renamed Coolsingel in 1923 after it was filled in) in Rotterdam. The mill survived German bombing in 1940 but burned down in 1954

Background imageHoop Collection: Comic birthday postcard, Two children in sailor suits Date: 20th century

Comic birthday postcard, Two children in sailor suits Date: 20th century

Background imageHoop Collection: Comic postcard, Plump soldier and two boys Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Plump soldier and two boys Date: 20th century

Background imageHoop Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - That ll stop your careless talk

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - That ll stop your careless talk
The Caption is P raps that ll stop your careless talk!. Three little kids cover-up a younger toddlers mouth with a spotty hankerchief

Background imageHoop Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - All quiet on the Home Front

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - All quiet on the Home Front
The Caption is All quiet on the Home Front. This derives from All Quiet along the Potomac tonight, a song written during the American Civil War, and repeated in WW1 with Eric Maria Remorques book

Background imageHoop Collection: Sketch of Hoop & Grapes PH, Aldgate, London

Sketch of Hoop & Grapes PH, Aldgate, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Sketch of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Nothing for the Hoop & Grapes

Background imageHoop Collection: Photograph of Hoop PH, Stock, Essex

Photograph of Hoop PH, Stock, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Trading Record 1929

Background imageHoop Collection: At the Concours Hippique in the Palais d Industrie, 1892

At the Concours Hippique in the Palais d Industrie, 1892. Woman in lilac dress with lace trim, watching an equestrian show from a grandstand

Background imageHoop Collection: Prinking before the ball, 1858

Prinking before the ball, 1858. Women primping in front of a mirror. Women in wide dress fixing a bracelet on a woman in off-the-shoulder, flounced crinoline dress. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageHoop Collection: Sunday at the Tuileries, 1831

Sunday at the Tuileries, 1831
Woman promenading in Sunday Best in the park. She wears a wide-brim hat, dress with full sleeves, ankle boots and carries a parasol. Sunday at the Tuileries Garden, 1831

Background imageHoop Collection: Fashionable woman at an outdoor play, Paris, 1819

Fashionable woman at an outdoor play, Paris, 1819
Fashionable woman at an outdoor dramatic show. The Lesser Theatres, 1819. Woman in bonnet, lace ruff collar, frilled dress and shawl. Crowd of children and adults watching a play

Background imageHoop Collection: New London Bridge, Billingsgate and the Scavenger

New London Bridge, Billingsgate and the Scavenger. New London Bridge built by John Rennie in 1825 4, Billingsgate fish market 5 and Scavengers with horse and cart cleaning the streets 6

Background imageHoop Collection: Johnny in the West Indies pursued by a black squadron

Johnny in the West Indies pursued by a black squadron
English Navy officer fleeing from an angry Massa planter and Quashee enslaved men barndishing cudgels in Jamaica. Captain Newcome waves his bicorn at a rowboat in the bay

Background imageHoop Collection: King Henry VIII in Victorian hunting outfit on horseback

King Henry VIII in Victorian hunting outfit on horseback
King Henry VIII in Victorian hunting outfit with a shepherds crook on horseback chasing a Catholic monk fleeing with the church gold. Parody of the Dissolution of the Monasteries, circa 1540

Background imageHoop Collection: Foots Cray (Footscray), South East London, England

Foots Cray (Footscray), South East London, England - named after Godwin Fot, a local Saxon landowner recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, and from the River Cray that passes through the village

Background imageHoop Collection: Ancient Quintain, Offham, Kent

Ancient Quintain, Offham, Kent -- a medieval wooden post with a rotating arm, located on the village green, used in jousting and tilting. 1894

Background imageHoop Collection: Scene in the Square des Batignolles, Paris, France

Scene in the Square des Batignolles, Paris, France
Scene in the Square des Batignolles, 17th arrondissement, Paris, France, with a bandstand in the middle. Date: 1900s

Background imageHoop Collection: Rue Brochant with covered market building, Paris, France

Rue Brochant with covered market building, Paris, France
Rue Brochant with covered market building, 17th arrondissement, Paris, France. Date: 1910s

Background imageHoop Collection: Rue Pouchet, Avenue de Clichy, Paris, France

Rue Pouchet, Avenue de Clichy, Paris, France
Rue Pouchet, off the Avenue de Clichy, 17th arrondissement, Paris, France, with a large group of people gathered for the photograph. Date: circa 1900s



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