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Olympia Collection

Background imageOlympia Collection: Statue of Nike by Paionios - Olympia, Greece

Statue of Nike by Paionios - Olympia, Greece
Reconstruction of a Statue of Nike (Goddess of Victory), originally by Paionios - Olympia, Greece (425420 BC). The statue originally stood near the temple of Zeus on a triangular 6-metre high pillar

Background imageOlympia Collection: Alexandra Palace, the home of the B. B. C. The large transmitt

Alexandra Palace, the home of the B. B. C. The large transmitt
Alexandra Palace as the home of the B.B.C television service in 1936 showing the mast and transmitting aerials for vision and sound

Background imageOlympia Collection: Brown Bear riding a motorcycle at the Bertram Mills Circus

Brown Bear riding a motorcycle at the Bertram Mills Circus
Photograph showing a large brown bear riding a motorcycle during a performance of the Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia in December 1951. That year was the Silver Jubilee of the Mills Circus at Olympia

Background imageOlympia Collection: International horse show advert

International horse show advert
International horse show at Olympia advert for June 21st-30th, year unknown, but possibly 1930s

Background imageOlympia Collection: Bertram Mills Circus

Bertram Mills Circus
A centaur style illustration, featuring a clown and a circus horse, adorn the cover of a programme for performances at Olympia, London

Background imageOlympia Collection: A Rehearsal of the Wild West show

A Rehearsal of the Wild West show
A series of sketches by Ralph Cleaver of rehearsals for Colonel Codys " Wild West" show at Olympia, including Sioux braves racing horses, cow girls and cowboys

Background imageOlympia Collection: Michelin Tyre Advert

Michelin Tyre Advert
The Michelin Man sits atop Olympia and makes sure all the exhibits for the 1913 motor show are equipped with the best tyres. Date: 1913

Background imageOlympia Collection: The Wallenda Family performing on the high wire, Olympia, 19

The Wallenda Family performing on the high wire, Olympia, 19
Photograph showing the Wallenda family performing their high wire act, as part of Bertram Mills Circus, at Olympia, London, 1931

Background imageOlympia Collection: Officer and Unicyclist

Officer and Unicyclist
Police Constable on point duty directing a member of Bertram Mills Circus to Olympia, Hammersmith, London

Background imageOlympia Collection: Olympia Theatre, Paris, France

Olympia Theatre, Paris, France Date: 1906

Background imageOlympia Collection: Scout Jamboree 1920

Scout Jamboree 1920
Sea Scouts from the British Isles march past Chief Scout, General Sir Robert Baden-Powell, part of a parade featuring scouts from the many nations who attended the first World Jamboree

Background imageOlympia Collection: Laura Knight at the circus

Laura Knight at the circus
Dame Laura Knight, DBE (1877 - 1970) - English painter pictured sketching Bronette and Gonzalis, the lady aerialists at Olympia circus

Background imageOlympia Collection: PRAXITELES (flourished 370, -330 BC). Hermes

PRAXITELES (flourished 370, -330 BC). Hermes bearing the infant Dionysus. ca. 330 BC. Hermes carrying the child Dionysus to the nymphs who were charged with his rearing. Classical Greek art

Background imageOlympia Collection: Ideal Home Exhibition - Heath Robinson Home

Ideal Home Exhibition - Heath Robinson Home
William Heath Robinsons Ideal Home - " The Gadgets". Displayed at the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition at London Olympia. Date: 1934

Background imageOlympia Collection: Cover design, Aero and Motor Boat Exhibition

Cover design, Aero and Motor Boat Exhibition
Cover design, catalogue of Aero and Motor Boat Exhibition, 19 to 27 March 1909, at Olympia, west London. Showing three Edwardian people looking up at one of the latest aircraft designs. March 1909

Background imageOlympia Collection: Clown and Indians of the Olympia Circus, London, 1921

Clown and Indians of the Olympia Circus, London, 1921
Illustration showing Pimpo the clown and three Red Indians performing horseback stunts in the ring of the Olympia Circus, 1921. Date: 1921

Background imageOlympia Collection: British Industries Fair

British Industries Fair
A striking red and black poster for the British Industries Fair which was held in the Empire Hall, Olympia, which was built for this event & opened in 1929

Background imageOlympia Collection: People on a bus, Lincoln to Olympia

People on a bus, Lincoln to Olympia
People on a bus, travelling from Lincoln to Olympia. The advertisement on the side of the bus reads: Battles, Chemists, a century of public service

Background imageOlympia Collection: The Barnum and Bailey Show Programme, 1897

The Barnum and Bailey Show Programme, 1897
Front cover of the Barnum and Bailey Show programme for the 1897 performances at Olympia, London

Background imageOlympia Collection: Elliott's of Newbury EoN 419 G-APLS

Elliott's of Newbury EoN 419 G-APLS
Elliott's of Newbury Olympia 415 G-APLS (msn EON/4/003), at RAF Odiham on 27 September 1958 With Sergeant Andy Gough showing visitors round his glider. Date: 1958

Background imageOlympia Collection: Colossal Temple Statue of Jupiter 1814 Date: 1814

Colossal Temple Statue of Jupiter 1814 Date: 1814

Background imageOlympia Collection: Duke, Duchess of York, Princess Elizabeth - Royal Tournament

Duke, Duchess of York, Princess Elizabeth - Royal Tournament
Albert, Duke of York (1895-1952), Elizabeth, Duchess of York (1900-2002) and Princess Elizabeth arrive for the Royal Tournament at Olympia, London

Background imageOlympia Collection: The Radio Show, Olympia, London, early 1960s

The Radio Show, Olympia, London, early 1960s Date: 1960s

Background imageOlympia Collection: Advert, Olympia Beer, USA

Advert, Olympia Beer, USA
Advert, Olympia Beer, Olympia Brewing Co, Washington, USA

Background imageOlympia Collection: Vickers EFBI Destroyer biplane at Aero Show Olympia in 1913

Vickers EFBI Destroyer biplane at Aero Show Olympia in 1913

Background imageOlympia Collection: Vickers EFBI Destroyer at Aero Show Olympia in 1913

Vickers EFBI Destroyer at Aero Show Olympia in 1913

Background imageOlympia Collection: Advert, Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia

Advert, Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia, London - Monopolis, the city of the future Date: 1931

Background imageOlympia Collection: Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein

Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein
A portrait photograph of Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria. The Ideal Homes Exhibition of 1925, held at Olympia, was opened by her. Date: circa 1925

Background imageOlympia Collection: Good Travelling Companions

Good Travelling Companions
An illustrated page from a catalogue for the Ideal Homes Exhibition held at Olympia in 1936, the scene shows a young woman and a man sat in a train, reading magazines and newspapers

Background imageOlympia Collection: Howard Kingsley Wood

Howard Kingsley Wood
A portrait photograph of British Conservative politician, Howard Kingsley Wood, from a catalogue for the Ideal Homes Exhibition at Olympia, 1936, an event which he opened. Date: circa 1936

Background imageOlympia Collection: Daily Mail Ideal Homes Catalogue Cover

Daily Mail Ideal Homes Catalogue Cover
A front cover illustration for a catalogue of the Daily Mail Ideal Homes Exhibition held at Olympia between March 24 and April 18 1936

Background imageOlympia Collection: Modernist Exhibition House, Olympia

Modernist Exhibition House, Olympia
A photograph of a modernist frame building house exhibited at Olympia, designed in 1936 by architect William Tatton Brown. Date: circa 1937

Background imageOlympia Collection: Cover design, Do it yourself, September 1967

Cover design, Do it yourself, September 1967 - build a pool with a paint brush Date: 1967

Background imageOlympia Collection: Cover design, Do it yourself, September 1964

Cover design, Do it yourself, September 1964 - free ticket for exhibition at Olympia Date: 1964

Background imageOlympia Collection: USS Olympia

USS Olympia
United States Navy - USS Olympia, a cruiser, at anchor off Gravesend. Date: 1904

Background imageOlympia Collection: Advert, Mazda light bulbs and lamps

Advert, Mazda light bulbs and lamps
Advert, Mazda Light Bulbs and Lamps, with circus clowns Date: 1952

Background imageOlympia Collection: Advert, HMV television with Emiscope tube

Advert, HMV television with Emiscope tube
Advert, HMV Television with Emiscope tube Date: 1952

Background imageOlympia Collection: Scottish female dancer, kilt, sporran, sword, shield

Scottish female dancer, kilt, sporran, sword, shield
Costumed Scottish female dancer, in kilt, fox face sporran, holding sword and round shield. Theatrical portrait, captioned Scotch dancer at Olympia'. Date: 1895

Background imageOlympia Collection: EoN Olympia 419 CYX

EoN Olympia 419 CYX (msn EoN-4-006, BGA.1923), at the London Gliding Club, Dunstable. (EoN - Elliott's of Newbury) Date: circa 1981

Background imageOlympia Collection: EoN Olympia 460

EoN Olympia 460 (EoN Type 10), having the tow rope attached, prior to launch. (EoN - Elliott's of Newbury Date: circa 1979

Background imageOlympia Collection: Poster, Motor Exhibition, Olympia, London

Poster, Motor Exhibition, Olympia, London
Poster, Motor Exhibition, Cars & Boats, Olympia, London, 17-26 October 1935 Date: 1935

Background imageOlympia Collection: EoN Olympia 2b AZT

EoN Olympia 2b AZT
Elliotts of Newbury EoN Olympia 2b AZT, at the London Gliding Club, on Dunstable Downs. Date: circa 1980

Background imageOlympia Collection: Hermes and the Infant Dionysus (detail)

Hermes and the Infant Dionysus (detail)
Close-up facial detail of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus, also known as the Hermes of Praxiteles or the Hermes of Olympia - an ancient Greek sculpture of Hermes

Background imageOlympia Collection: Motoring Show at Olympia 1907

Motoring Show at Olympia 1907
A general view of the show held at Olympia, under the auspices of the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders. Date: November 1907

Background imageOlympia Collection: Motoring Show at Olympia 1906

Motoring Show at Olympia 1906
A general view of the show. Date: November 1906

Background imageOlympia Collection: Cyclist Vanderwoort loops the loop at the Olympia Music Hall, Paris. Date: 1903

Cyclist Vanderwoort loops the loop at the Olympia Music Hall, Paris. Date: 1903

Background imageOlympia Collection: Olympia Music-Hall, Paris

Olympia Music-Hall, Paris
Outside the Olympia Music-Hall (which still exists) Date: 1898

Background imageOlympia Collection: The Ruins at Olympia, Greece

The Ruins at Olympia, Greece



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