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Kites Collection

Background imageKites Collection: The Scout magazine front cover, Special Summer Camping Numbe

The Scout magazine front cover, Special Summer Camping Numbe
Front cover of The Scout magazine, " the only weekly official organ of the Boy Scouts" featuring a happy boy scout flying a kite while all his fellow scouts carry out the manly tasks of

Background imageKites Collection: Cody Kite Recovered

Cody Kite Recovered
The Royal Navy recover one of Codys military kites from Portsmouth Harbour. Date: 1903

Background imageKites Collection: Samuel Cody on horseback with one of his man-lifting kite

Samuel Cody on horseback with one of his man-lifting kites in 1901. Date: 1901

Background imageKites Collection: Little Boy with a Kite

Little Boy with a Kite
A young boy experiences the joy of making his kite fly

Background imageKites Collection: Chinese seller of paper kites, Qing Dynasty

Chinese seller of paper kites, Qing Dynasty. Kites in the shape of winged men, birds, snakes and a great bell. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by William Milton after Antoine Cardon

Background imageKites Collection: Children with tangled kites

Children with tangled kites - Silhouette depicting children with tangled kites. From The Book of Games published by Ward Lock. Date: 1920

Background imageKites Collection: Flying kites

Flying kites - Children flying kites in the fields on a breezy day. Artist: Enid Warne Browne Date: circa 1930

Background imageKites Collection: Racial types, Japan: children playing

Racial types, Japan: children playing
Japanese children playing with kites. Date: 19th century

Background imageKites Collection: KITE FLYING C1860

KITE FLYING C1860
Two boys carry their kites towards a windmill on a hill, where kites can be seen flying. Date: circa 1860

Background imageKites Collection: Boy flying a kite on a greetings card

Boy flying a kite on a greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageKites Collection: Japanese Story-Telling

Japanese Story-Telling
A Japanese grandmother tells traditional tales to a group of children gathered round the brazier, laying aside their kites, dolls and tops. Date: 1899

Background imageKites Collection: 1970S Boys Kite Flying

1970S Boys Kite Flying
Three boys run to keep their kites in the air, the effort showing on their faces. Date: circa 1970 s

Background imageKites Collection: 3 Boys Fly Kites 1912

3 Boys Fly Kites 1912
Three happy boys flying their kites

Background imageKites Collection: Surrey Theatre, Great Surrey Street, London

Surrey Theatre, Great Surrey Street, London
The Surrey Theatre (formerly The Royal Circus), Great Surrey Street, London, with a map below. 1814

Background imageKites Collection: Children Fly Kites 1920S

Children Fly Kites 1920S
A little boy and his sister fly kites from a windy hilltop. Date: 1920s

Background imageKites Collection: Air-Sea Kite Device

Air-Sea Kite Device
A combination of raft and kite, this device should be able to take you anywhere so long as theres a wind and that its blowing in the direction you want to go. Date: circa 1890

Background imageKites Collection: Maillots Kite

Maillots Kite
French experimenter Maillot demonstrates that a kite can be made which will lift a man off the ground. Date: 1886

Background imageKites Collection: Codys Kite at Contest

Codys Kite at Contest
At the First International Kite Competition, on the South Downs near Worthing, sussex : Codys kite enjoys police protection and the attention of a gent in a top hat. Date: 25 June 1903

Background imageKites Collection: Cockfighting (John Kay)

Cockfighting (John Kay)
A cockfight in Edinburgh Thus we poor Cocks exert our Skill & Brav ry For idle Gulls and Kites that trade in Knav ry Date: 1785

Background imageKites Collection: Flying Kites, Japan

Flying Kites, Japan
JAPANESE NEW YEAR Flying kites, erecting New Year trees, exchanging visits and greetings, playing games Date: 1855

Background imageKites Collection: Flying kites

Flying kites
Young boy and girl in a field with an older sister learning to fly their kites. Artist: Enid Warne Browne Date: circa 1922

Background imageKites Collection: Photo of kite-flying on skis, Finse, Norway

Photo of kite-flying on skis, Finse, Norway
Colour photo from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 14th November 1925 showing a young lady enjoying kite-flying on skis at Finse, Norway. Date: 14th November 1925

Background imageKites Collection: Carp banners, Japan

Carp banners, Japan
Carp banners flying above a street, Japan. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageKites Collection: Japan - A Boys Festival

Japan - A Boys Festival Date: circa 1910s

Background imageKites Collection: Tokyo, Japan - Childrens Day Festival - Carp Kites

Tokyo, Japan - Childrens Day Festival - Carp Kites
Childrens Day in Japan, held on May 5th. A time for families to celebrate the joy of a child, a tradition celebrated since ancient times

Background imageKites Collection: Cody kites at the Alexandra Palace Exhibition

Cody kites at the Alexandra Palace Exhibition

Background imageKites Collection: Hargrave and James Swaine experimenting

Hargrave and James Swaine experimenting with four man-lifting kites. Hargrave Slide 38

Background imageKites Collection: Lawrence Hargrave and James Swaine experimenting

Lawrence Hargrave and James Swaine experimenting with four man-lifting kites, based on Hargraves invention of the box-kite structure

Background imageKites Collection: Months of the Year - March

Months of the Year - March
Kites. From a postcard published by Wrench Date: 1903

Background imageKites Collection: BELLs KITE - 1

BELLs KITE - 1
The inventor Alexander Graham Bell, with a small model of his tetrahedral kite design. Date: 1903 - 4

Background imageKites Collection: Distant view of Akiba of Enshu: kites of Fukuroi

Distant view of Akiba of Enshu: kites of Fukuroi. People flying kites with open fields and mountains in the distance. Date 1859

Background imageKites Collection: Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite
A Brahminy Kite. Date: 1960s

Background imageKites Collection: Flying Kites 1970S

Flying Kites 1970S
Four boys engrossed in the various roles involved in flying kites. Date: 1970s

Background imageKites Collection: Paris Kite Flying

Paris Kite Flying

Background imageKites Collection: Children with their kites, Horley, Surrey

Children with their kites, Horley, Surrey
Children run down the street to launch their kites, in Horley, Surrey. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageKites Collection: Children running along a street with their kites

Children running along a street with their kites
A group of children in Horley, Surrey, running along a street with their kites, having a wonderful time

Background imageKites Collection: Flying kites by Susan Beatrice Pearse

Flying kites by Susan Beatrice Pearse
Two children run up a hill to fly their jolly looking kites

Background imageKites Collection: Kites by John Hassall

Kites by John Hassall
A group of boys fly a number of kites on a hill, resulting in a few accidents

Background imageKites Collection: Children race down the street with kites

Children race down the street with kites on a windy day, in Horley, Surrey

Background imageKites Collection: Chickens Come Clock, words and music

Chickens Come Clock, words and music
Chickens come clock, come clock, come clock... The kites are away and the crows are asleep, And its time for my chickens to get something to eat

Background imageKites Collection: Kite Aerial / Marconi

Kite Aerial / Marconi
Marconi raises kites to support an aerial electrode on Signal Hill, St. Johns, Newfoundland

Background imageKites Collection: Penauds Helicopterkite

Penauds Helicopterkite
The High Flyer constructed by French inventor Renaud could be a kite, but then again it could be a helicopter... a bit of both, perhaps

Background imageKites Collection: BELLs KITE - 2

BELLs KITE - 2
The inventor Alexander Graham Bell, flying his tetrahedral kite

Background imageKites Collection: Codys Kite (Cig Card)

Codys Kite (Cig Card)
Codys military kite was tested by the Royal Navy as a communications device

Background imageKites Collection: C18 Kite Flying

C18 Kite Flying
Kite flying was amongst the games played by children in the eighteenth century

Background imageKites Collection: Mother Flies Kite with Children

Mother Flies Kite with Children
A mother flies a kite on the beach with her two children

Background imageKites Collection: Boy Makes Kite Tail 1912

Boy Makes Kite Tail 1912
A boy makes the tail of a kite



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