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Matches Collection

Background imageMatches Collection: Joe Louis, 1936

Joe Louis, 1936
Photographic portrait of Joe Louis (1914-1981), the American heavyweight boxer, pictured in 1936. Louis was one of the finest ever boxers

Background imageMatches Collection: Poster for Englands Glory Matches

Poster for Englands Glory Matches
Strike out foreign competition by buying Englands Glory Matches: advertisement featuring a boxing match taking place on a ring made of match boxes between British and German pugilists

Background imageMatches Collection: Match at Hambledon / 1777

Match at Hambledon / 1777
A cricket match at Hambledon, Hampshire. The club was founded in 1750, and beat a strong All-England team in 1777. The early matches were played on Broadhalfpenny Down

Background imageMatches Collection: Bryant and May safety match matchbox label

Bryant and May safety match matchbox label
Bryant and May special safety match matchbox label with prize medals and stating protection from fire and are not poisonous Date: c. 1910s

Background imageMatches Collection: Bryant and May Match Factory

Bryant and May Match Factory
Girls feeding a machine at the Bryant & May match factory, in Bow, East London, at the time a tax on matches was being discussed in the budget. Date: 1916

Background imageMatches Collection: Old Japanese Matchbox label of a cat playing with a lion

Old Japanese Matchbox label of a cat playing with a lion made in Japan for the Chinese market Date: c. 1910s

Background imageMatches Collection: England V Italy 1934

England V Italy 1934
ENGLAND versus ITALY at Highbury

Background imageMatches Collection: Eton Vs Blackburn 1882 / 3

Eton Vs Blackburn 1882 / 3
The Final of the Football Association Challenge Cup : The Old Etonians beaten by Blackburn Olympic

Background imageMatches Collection: Burnley Vs Liverpool

Burnley Vs Liverpool
F.A. CUP FINAL: BURNLEY 1 LIVERPOOL 0 Various photographs of the match including scenes of spectators. Date: 25 April 1914

Background imageMatches Collection: Notts Forest V Derby

Notts Forest V Derby
F.A. CUP FINAL: NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3 DERBY COUNTY 1 Lord Roseberry holds up the F.A. Cup after the game

Background imageMatches Collection: Notts Forest V Derby

Notts Forest V Derby
F.A. CUP FINAL: NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3 DERBY COUNTY 1 At Crystal Palace, Benbow scores Forests second goal

Background imageMatches Collection: SON OF THE SHEIK

SON OF THE SHEIK
Valentinos last film, and one of his best, matches him with dancing girl Vilma Banky in George Fitzmaurices sequel to The Sheik, a classic of Hollywood exotica

Background imageMatches Collection: Centre Court, Wimbledon

Centre Court, Wimbledon
Overhead view of the famous Centre Court at Wimbledon - the Lawn Tennis Championships being one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar. Date: 1927

Background imageMatches Collection: 1921 FA Cup Final

1921 FA Cup Final
The outside left for Tottenham Hotspur (Dimmock) scores the only goal in the FA Cup Final to defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers before a crowd of 72, 805 at Stamford Bridge

Background imageMatches Collection: Wolves Vs Everton C1894

Wolves Vs Everton C1894
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS VS EVERTON at Fallowfield, Manchester

Background imageMatches Collection: Old Japanese Matchbox label with a camel

Old Japanese Matchbox label with a camel made by Tokushima-Seisuisho in Japan Date: c. 1910s

Background imageMatches Collection: Book cover - Good-bye Summer - game of tennis

Book cover - Good-bye Summer - game of tennis
Front cover of a book showing an Edwardian couple playing a game of tennis. c.1905

Background imageMatches Collection: The Renshaw Twins

The Renshaw Twins
Champion tennis playing twins ERNEST (left, 1861 - 1899) and WILLIAM RENSHAW (1861 - 1904). William won Wimbledon 1881 - 1886 & 1889, Ernest in 1888. They won many doubles matches. Date: circa 1880

Background imageMatches Collection: Gilbert Jessop (1874-1955)

Gilbert Jessop (1874-1955)
Photograph of Gilbert Jessop, the Gloucestershire and England batsman, who was famous for his feats of quick-scoring - he once scored a century in only 40 minutes

Background imageMatches Collection: George Parr, English cricketer, circa 1845

George Parr, English cricketer, circa 1845
Illustration of George Parr (1826-1891), the cricketer who represented Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and the MCC between 1844 and 1870

Background imageMatches Collection: Sport / Football / Specific

Sport / Football / Specific
ENGLAND Vs SCOTLAND. Played at the West of Scotland Cricket Club, near Glasgow. England beat Scotland 5 - 2

Background imageMatches Collection: Hoffmann / Harriet / Matches

Hoffmann / Harriet / Matches
THE DREADFUL STORY ABOUT HARRIET & THE MATCHES " She burns all over everywhere"

Background imageMatches Collection: Old Japanese Matchbox label with a sailing boat

Old Japanese Matchbox label with a sailing boat made by Meikousha in Hiogo (Hyogo) in Japan for the Swedish market Date: c. 1910s

Background imageMatches Collection: Cricket at Folkestone

Cricket at Folkestone
A scene from the end of season Festival week at Folkestone at the Cheriton Road ground, with the rolling South Downs in the background

Background imageMatches Collection: Fuller Pilch batting for Kent, 1837

Fuller Pilch batting for Kent, 1837
Illustration of Fuller Pilch (1804-1870) batting for Kent against Sussex, 1837. Pilch was one of the best players of his day

Background imageMatches Collection: Bury V Derby FA Cup 1903

Bury V Derby FA Cup 1903
F.A. CUP FINAL BURY 6 DERBY COUNTY 0 (played at Crystal Palace) Date: 1903

Background imageMatches Collection: Advert / Brymay Matches

Advert / Brymay Matches
Brymay Safety Matches

Background imageMatches Collection: Matchmakers / London / 1871

Matchmakers / London / 1871
Female matchmakers working in the East-End of London

Background imageMatches Collection: Girl Match Seller

Girl Match Seller
A young girl sells matches in the street

Background imageMatches Collection: Female Type on Settee

Female Type on Settee
An elegant woman sits on a sofa whose upholstery matches her dress

Background imageMatches Collection: Three Submarines Safety Matches, made in Germany

Three Submarines Safety Matches, made in Germany

Background imageMatches Collection: Call Boy Impregnated Safety Matches

Call Boy Impregnated Safety Matches, average 50 matches

Background imageMatches Collection: Godfrey Phillips Advertisement Illustration

Godfrey Phillips Advertisement Illustration
An advertisement illustration for Godfrey Phillips Ltd. London based tobacconist in the Barbican, the image displays a decorative pot alongside a box of matches and a pipe. Date: circa 1939

Background imageMatches Collection: Still Life, They also serve who only stand and wait, WW1

Still Life, They also serve who only stand and wait, WW1
Still Life, They also serve who only stand and wait - George Robinson, Special Constable. Date: circa 1916

Background imageMatches Collection: White Star Line, Bryant & May match labels

White Star Line, Bryant & May match labels, advertising the Olympic and Titanic. 6.5 inches. Date: early 20th century

Background imageMatches Collection: White Star Line, RMS Olympic - Big Ship matchbox

White Star Line, RMS Olympic - Big Ship matchbox
White Star Line, RMS Olympic - Bryant and May matchbox, The Big Ship Route to United States and Canada. 2.5 inches. Date: 20th century

Background imageMatches Collection: Captain John Treasure Jones Archive - matchbooks

Captain John Treasure Jones Archive - matchbooks
Captain Treasure Jones Archive - collection of Cunard matchbooks including two unused cartons of Cunard folding matches

Background imageMatches Collection: Crowds at a Boxing Match

Crowds at a Boxing Match
This boxing match between Jack Petersen and Heine Muller at Cardiff attracted 53, 000 spectators, a record attendance for open-air boxing in Great Britain. Date: 1933

Background imageMatches Collection: Soccer Action

Soccer Action
Coventry City's goal-keeper colliding with a Fulham player during a soccer match at Craven Cottage. Date: 1931

Background imageMatches Collection: Water Polo By Night

Water Polo By Night
A nocturnal women's water polo match at the Stadio del Littoria in Rome, attended by Benito Mussolini. Date: 1931

Background imageMatches Collection: Polo at Roehampton

Polo at Roehampton
A polo match at the Roehampton Club between the Royal Air Force and the Chinchillas. Date: 1931

Background imageMatches 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 imageMatches Collection: Boxing at Brighton

Boxing at Brighton
Scenes from a boxing match held at Brighton between Bombardier Billy Wells (1889-1967) and Soldier Jones (1897-1942), also known as John Beaudin. Date: 1925

Background imageMatches Collection: Golfers Bobby Locke and R. Burton

Golfers Bobby Locke and R. Burton
South African golfer Arthur Bobby Locke (1917-1987) with English golfer Richard Dick Burton (1907-1974). Date: 1939

Background imageMatches Collection: J. B. Priestley and Joyce Barbour

J. B. Priestley and Joyce Barbour
Writer J.B. Priestley (1894-1984) and actress Joyce Barbour (1901-1977), team captains in an actresses versus authors cricket match in Regent's Park. Date: 1939

Background imageMatches Collection: Writer A. P. Herbert, bowling

Writer A. P. Herbert, bowling
Writer A.P. Herbert (1890-1971) bowling during an actresses versus authors cricket match in Regent's Park. Date: 1939

Background imageMatches Collection: Ursula Jeans and Alec Waugh, cricketing

Ursula Jeans and Alec Waugh, cricketing
Actress Ursula Jeans (1906-1973) and novelist Alec Waugh (1898-1981) in an actresses versus authors cricket match in Regent's Park. Date: 1939

Background imageMatches Collection: Cartoon by George E Studdy

Cartoon by George E Studdy
George Studdy or G E Studdy (1878-1948) was a British commercial artist and cartoonist, best known for his creation Bonzo the Dog, who became a popular character in the 1920s



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