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Skill Collection

Background imageSkill Collection: Hockey - Footwork, Dribbling and Passing demonstrated

Hockey - Footwork, Dribbling and Passing demonstrated. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSkill Collection: Philip Neri

Philip Neri
ST FILIPPO (Philip) NERI popular and venerated Italian preacher known as the Apostle of Rome for his skill in winning converts; he founded the Oratorian community

Background imageSkill Collection: Ju-Jitsu suffragette

Ju-Jitsu suffragette
If you want to earn some time throw a policeman! The Ju-Jitsu suffragette shows how a policeman may be tackled. Mrs Garrud, the well-known suffragette

Background imageSkill Collection: Fencing positions

Fencing positions
Page demonstrating the various positions adopted during fencing. Date: 1930

Background imageSkill Collection: Womens Institute activities during the First World War

Womens Institute activities during the First World War, making jam and wicker baskets to help with the war effort. 1915

Background imageSkill Collection: Three Japanese Geisha girls playing Go

Three Japanese Geisha girls playing Go
Three Japanese Geisha girls in Kobe, Japan, playing the popular boardgame Go in their beautiful Kimonos

Background imageSkill Collection: Herne the Hunter

Herne the Hunter
Herne the hunter hangs himself because his hunting skill has been taken in payment for the miraculous cure of a mortal wound. But every night he leads a spectral hunt

Background imageSkill Collection: Met Police cadets giving a display

Met Police cadets giving a display
A group of Metropolitan Police cadets in sports gear, giving a display of their athletic skills. Seven poles are held in place so that seven cadets can climb up and sit at the top

Background imageSkill Collection: French Boules Players

French Boules Players
Four French peasants in sabots and a barefoot boy judge the skill of the players in a game on a bumpy grassy field. Date: early 20th century

Background imageSkill Collection: Blacksmith shoeing a Metropolitan Police horse

Blacksmith shoeing a Metropolitan Police horse
A blacksmith shoeing a Metropolitan Police horse. There are discarded horseshoes on the floor, and more hanging from a rack on the wall. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageSkill Collection: Poster advertising Pollards Storefitters

Poster advertising Pollards Storefitters, showing workmen busy with their carpentry. 20th century

Background imageSkill Collection: A Watchmaker at Work

A Watchmaker at Work
A clock and watchmaker seated at his bench makes fine adjustments to a watch part, possibly a cog. He uses a bow lathe ?. Wall, mantel & grandfather clocks can be seen

Background imageSkill Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Master Tooth

Gibbs Happy Families - Master Tooth the Dentists son. 20th century

Background imageSkill Collection: Ideal Scientist

Ideal Scientist
The ideal scientist - interested in the old as well as the new, anatomy as well as astronomy, the laws of chance and of mathematics, the skill of chess, the hues of a rose

Background imageSkill Collection: Making Tennis Racquets

Making Tennis Racquets
Stringing new tennis racquets at a workshop in Wimbledon, London

Background imageSkill Collection: Dom Perignon, French monk known for wine-making

Dom Perignon, French monk known for wine-making
Dom Perignon (1638-1715), French Benedictine monk who is often (incorrectly) credited with the invention of sparkling champagne

Background imageSkill Collection: Advertisement, James Figg, sword fighting, boxing

Advertisement, James Figg, sword fighting, boxing
Advertisement for the services of the champion boxer James Figg - teaching gentlemen the use of the small backsword and quarterstaff, at home and abroad

Background imageSkill Collection: Woman police officer in self-defence exercise

Woman police officer in self-defence exercise
Woman police officer (Moya Wood-Heath) taking part in a self-defence demonstration exercise at an outdoor event, watched by spectators. Date: circa early 1970s

Background imageSkill Collection: The Flint Knapper

The Flint Knapper, at Brandon, Suffolk, England. This ancient craft is still continued in Norfolk, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageSkill Collection: Whitby Harbour, Yorkshire

Whitby Harbour, Yorkshire
19th century vintage photograph: Whitby Harbour, Yorkshire, fishing boats in the harbour

Background imageSkill Collection: Official wording, Apprenticeship Indenture

Official wording, Apprenticeship Indenture
Official wording of an Apprenticeship Indenture, between John Henry Watson of 3 Newland Street, Derby, and Messrs John Davis & Son (Derby) Limited

Background imageSkill Collection: St. James Street Montreal, Canada

St. James Street Montreal, Canada
19th century vintage photograph: St. James Street Montreal, Canada, pedestrian and horse drawn traffic

Background imageSkill Collection: Crossing the Mer de Glace glacier near Chamonix, French Alps

Crossing the Mer de Glace glacier near Chamonix, French Alps
19th century vintage photograph: Crossing the Mer de Glace glacier near Chamonix in the French Alps

Background imageSkill Collection: Men and women playing pool in a billiards room, 19th century

Men and women playing pool in a billiards room, 19th century
Fashionable men and women playing pool in a billiards room in the 19th century. Handcoloured lithograph after Jean-Henri Marlet from Henry Rene Allemagnes Sports and Games of Skill

Background imageSkill Collection: Advert, Guthrie & Wells, Stained Glass Windows, Glasgow

Advert, Guthrie & Wells, Stained Glass Windows, Glasgow
Advert for J & W Guthrie & Andrew Wells, Stained Glass Windows and Mosaics, West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background imageSkill Collection: Man making lobster pot at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon

Man making lobster pot at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon
A man using withies (willow branches) to make a lobster pot at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageSkill Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Mr Pipe

Gibbs Happy Families - Mr Pipe the Plumber. Date: 20th century

Background imageSkill Collection: Crystal Palace Roof

Crystal Palace Roof
Photograph of the roof of the Crystal Palace, illustrating the scale of the structure and the skill of its architects and builders

Background imageSkill Collection: Buster Keaton plays golf, silent film Three Ages 1923

Buster Keaton plays golf, silent film Three Ages 1923
Buster Keaton plays golf in the silent film Three Ages 1923

Background imageSkill Collection: Holy Land Lebanon - peasant with hookah pipe

Holy Land Lebanon - peasant with hookah pipe
c.1890 - Holy Land Lebanon - peasant with hookah pipe

Background imageSkill Collection: Large ships on the Hooghly River, Calcutta, India

Large ships on the Hooghly River, Calcutta, India
19th century vintage photograph: Large ships on the Hooghly River, Calcutta, India

Background imageSkill Collection: Medieval men playing the archery game of Popinjay

Medieval men playing the archery game of Popinjay, firing arrows at a target bird on a tree decorated with ribbons and gloves, while others share echaudes, a type of sweet bread from Aveyron

Background imageSkill Collection: Musical billiards table for pool (la poule)

Musical billiards table for pool (la poule)
Billiards table for pool (la poule) with two cue balls, 1827. Charles Chereaus table played music when a ball was potted in each pocket

Background imageSkill Collection: Expert grinder at Wilkinson Sword Works, WW1

Expert grinder at Wilkinson Sword Works, WW1
Expert grinder at Wilkinson Sword Works, working on a new bayonet during the First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageSkill Collection: Photo Equipment Rust

Photo Equipment Rust
The Daily Mail photographer Frank Rust with an array of photographic equipment

Background imageSkill Collection: Buddhas Archery Skill

Buddhas Archery Skill
SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA, known as the BUDDHA ( Enlightened One ) He shows that he is a whizz with bow and arrow, thus laying the foundations of Zen in the Art of Archery

Background imageSkill Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese woman with mirrors

Late 19th century - young Japanese woman with mirrors
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageSkill Collection: Philippines - Gaddang or Gaddane tribe with weapons

Philippines - Gaddang or Gaddane tribe with weapons
c.1890s South East Asia - Philippines - member of the Gaddang or Gaddane tribe with weapons

Background imageSkill Collection: c. 1880s India - woman beggar and children

c. 1880s India - woman beggar and children
c. 1880s India - image from an album of Indian types and trades designed to illustrate India to a British viewer - beggar woman and children

Background imageSkill Collection: Sami people Lappland, Lapland, family group

Sami people Lappland, Lapland, family group
19th century vintage photograph: Sami people Lappland, Lapland, family group

Background imageSkill Collection: Boy, child fakir, India

Boy, child fakir, India
19th century vintage photograph: Boy, child fakir, India

Background imageSkill Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, masseur

Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, masseur
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageSkill Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, parasol

Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, parasol
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageSkill Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese women playing game

Late 19th century - young Japanese women playing game
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageSkill Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, hair down

Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, hair down
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageSkill Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese women

Late 19th century - young Japanese women
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageSkill Collection: 1940s East Africa - street scene, Nairobi, Kenya

1940s East Africa - street scene, Nairobi, Kenya Photograph by a British army recruitment officer stationed in East Africa and the Middle East during World War II

Background imageSkill Collection: c. 1880s India - fakir or holyman, beggar

c. 1880s India - fakir or holyman, beggar
c. 1880s India - image from an album of Indian types and trades designed to illustrate India to a British viewer - fakir or holy man



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