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Skipping Collection

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

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

Background imageSkipping Collection: Playing on the Street

Playing on the Street
Children playing on a suburban street. Note the absence of parked cars - only a solitary motorcycle and sidecar!

Background imageSkipping Collection: Skegness is SO bracing - McGill parody of Hassall poster

Skegness is SO bracing - McGill parody of Hassall poster
Skegness is SO bracing - A Donald McGill parody of the famous Jolly Fisherman poster created by artist John Hassall in 1908 for the Great Northern Railway (GNR)

Background imageSkipping Collection: WW1 - Victory - Scottish & English soldiers with French lass

WW1 - Victory - Scottish & English soldiers with French lass
WW1 - Now we ARE alright - Victory - Scottish and English soldiers arm-in-arm with a French lovely jauntily skipping along a Paris Boulevard. Date: 1918

Background imageSkipping Collection: We Care for Nobody, No Not We by Florence Hardy

We Care for Nobody, No Not We by Florence Hardy
Delightful postcard featuring three dancing children dressed in clown and Pierrot costumes

Background imageSkipping Collection: Girl skipping, New Brighton beach and pier

Girl skipping, New Brighton beach and pier

Background imageSkipping Collection: Girl skipping

Girl skipping - Silhouette depicting a girl skipping. From The Book of Games published by Ward Lock. Date: 1920

Background imageSkipping Collection: Girls & dog with skipping rope

Girls & dog with skipping rope - Silhouette depicting girls & dog with skipping rope. From The Book of Games published by Ward Lock. Date: 1920

Background imageSkipping Collection: Mice playing with a skipping rope

Mice playing with a skipping rope by Rosamund Martin

Background imageSkipping Collection: Rabbits, ducklings, mice and hen playing with skipping rope

Rabbits, ducklings, mice and hen playing with skipping rope
Rabbits, ducklings, mice and a hen playing with a skipping rope by Rene Cloke

Background imageSkipping Collection: Girl skipping rope at the beach in white dress

Girl skipping rope at the beach in white dress and bonnet decorated with flowers. Costume d une damoiselle de 6 a 8 ans. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil)

Background imageSkipping Collection: Woman in evening gown for dinner at Bois

Woman in evening gown for dinner at Bois. Robe pour diner au Bois. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil) etching after an illustration by Armand Vallee from Tommaso Antonginis Journal des Dames et des

Background imageSkipping Collection: Woman skipping in white nainsook ruffled dress

Woman skipping in white nainsook ruffled dress. Robe de nansouk. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil) etching after an illustration by Marie-Madeleine Franc-Nohain from Tommaso Antonginis Journal des Dames

Background imageSkipping Collection: Woman in afternoon coat of lemon yellow duvetyn

Woman in afternoon coat of lemon yellow duvetyn with huge buckle. Manteau d apres midi en duvetyn citron avec une boucle de moire

Background imageSkipping Collection: Happy children

Happy children
Three children wearing summer clothes, skipping and clapping. Date: 1950s

Background imageSkipping Collection: Boy and girl with a ball

Boy and girl with a ball
Young boy and girl gazing at Xmas gifts - a colourful ball and a skipping rope. Date: 1903

Background imageSkipping Collection: Sketch cover, Binnie Hale in Sunny at the Hippodrome

Sketch cover, Binnie Hale in Sunny at the Hippodrome
Binnie Hale pictured on the cover of The Sketch in the gym costume she wore in the title role of the hit comedy musical, Sunny, at the London Hippodrome in 1926. Date: 1926

Background imageSkipping Collection: La Montmartroise statue, Montmartre, Paris, France

La Montmartroise statue, Montmartre, Paris, France
La Montmartroise statue by Theophile Camel, Square Carpeaux, 18th arrondissement, Montmartre, Paris, France. The statue was unveiled in 1907 in homage to the sculptor and artist

Background imageSkipping Collection: Music cover, I m Sister to the Cure

Music cover, I m Sister to the Cure, Valse Comique by H T Swatton, sung by E Marshall, dedicated to C Morton, drawn by Alfred Concanen

Background imageSkipping Collection: Miss Libbys Tomato Catchup

Miss Libbys Tomato Catchup
Libbys Happy Families Card Game, Miss Libbys Tomato Catchup. circa 1950s

Background imageSkipping Collection: Girls skipping rope in a garden, 19th century

Girls skipping rope in a garden, 19th century. Handcoloured lithograph from Henry Rene Allemagnes Sports and Games of Skill (Sports et Jeux d Adresse), Librairie Hachette, Paris, 1903

Background imageSkipping Collection: Four street urchins skipping rope in an alley, 18th century

Four street urchins skipping rope in an alley, 18th century
Four street urchins skipping rope in an alley. From an engraving by Augustin de Saint-Albin, 18th century. Lithograph from Henry Rene Allemagnes Sports and Games of Skill (Sports et Jeux d Adresse)

Background imageSkipping Collection: Girls skipping in a park, early 19th century

Girls skipping in a park, early 19th century
Girls playing the skipping game of Walking under the Arch, boy playing hoop, while another girl watches. Scene in a Paris park

Background imageSkipping Collection: French childrens fashions, 1839

French childrens fashions, 1839. The boy holds a hoop and stick and the girl a skipping rope. Handcoloured lithograph from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroixs Costumes Historiques de la France

Background imageSkipping Collection: Joe Jeannette, American boxer

Joe Jeannette, American boxer
Joe Jeannette (Joe Jennette, 1879-1958), American heavyweight boxer. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSkipping Collection: Ladies dress for 1799

Ladies dress for 1799 - one of them has a skipping rope. 1799

Background imageSkipping Collection: Children skipping

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

Background imageSkipping Collection: CHILDREN WITH THEIR TOYS

CHILDREN WITH THEIR TOYS
A group of children with their toys: a doll, a wooden hoop and a skipping rope. Date: 1930s

Background imageSkipping Collection: GIRL IN GREEN / WHITE 1870

GIRL IN GREEN / WHITE 1870
Little girl dressed for elegant skipping in a green and white dress. Date: 1870

Background imageSkipping Collection: GIRLS SKIPPING IN PARK

GIRLS SKIPPING IN PARK
French girls skipping in the Tuileries Gardens, Paris Date: 1820s

Background imageSkipping Collection: GIRL WITH SKIPPING ROPE

GIRL WITH SKIPPING ROPE
A young Victorian girl poses for the camera, holding a skipping rope. Date: circa 1875

Background imageSkipping Collection: VICTORIAN GIRL SKIPPING

VICTORIAN GIRL SKIPPING
A girl skips, her brother watches with admiration Date: Late 1860s

Background imageSkipping Collection: CHILDREN SKIP / GLASGOW

CHILDREN SKIP / GLASGOW
A group of girls skipping in an East Glasgow street with some building machinery in the background. Date: 1960s

Background imageSkipping Collection: SKIPPING / 1960S

SKIPPING / 1960S
A group of girls skipping in an East Glasgow street with some building machinery in the background. Date: 1960s

Background imageSkipping Collection: Children skipping

Children skipping
Silhouette of children playing with a skipping rope. Date: Nineteenth century

Background imageSkipping Collection: Boys skipping with a skipping rope

Boys skipping with a skipping rope, France Date: circa 1770

Background imageSkipping Collection: Three girls with skipping rope - plaza, Es Castell, Menorca

Three girls with skipping rope - plaza, Es Castell, Menorca
Three girls with a skipping rope in the plaza - Placa des Esplanada - in Es Castell, Menorca, Spain. The red building is part of the old military barracks Date: 2013

Background imageSkipping Collection: Street scene with children skipping

Street scene with children skipping, oil on canvas, signed and dated by Janet Archer, 1883, in a moulded Rococo style frame with bronze finish, 1900-1999. Date: 1883

Background imageSkipping Collection: Girl and boy lie on the floor surrounded by toys

Girl and boy lie on the floor surrounded by toys
Girl and boy lying on the floor surrounded by their toys, whilst reading a story book. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageSkipping Collection: Two girls with flowers on a greetings card

Two girls with flowers on a greetings card - Many Joys. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSkipping Collection: Good Friday skipping contest, Alciston, East Sussex

Good Friday skipping contest, Alciston, East Sussex
Good Friday skipping contest outside the Rose Cottage Inn at Alciston, East Sussex, an annual event for which the road is officially closed. Date: 1960s

Background imageSkipping Collection: Cartoon, Espionage? Snooping? WW1

Cartoon, Espionage? Snooping? WW1
Cartoon, Espionage? Snooping? A German couple and their daughter go for an innocent country walk, but gradually metamorphose into a concrete platform, a camera and a telephone! Date: 1915

Background imageSkipping Collection: 1940s girl with skipping rope

1940s girl with skipping rope
A girl with a skipping rope models a knitted jersey, circa 1941. Date: c. 1941

Background imageSkipping Collection: Two girls skipping on a Balham street, SW London

Two girls skipping on a Balham street, SW London
Two girls skipping in the roadway on a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageSkipping Collection: Skipping by Susan Beatrice Pearse

Skipping by Susan Beatrice Pearse
Three little girls play with a skipping rope in a field of flowers. c.1925

Background imageSkipping Collection: Lumieres Cinematograph

Lumieres Cinematograph
LUMIEREs CINEMATOGRAPH Using the cinematograph to film little girls at play. Date: circa 1900

Background imageSkipping Collection: Bears playing in their enclosure

Bears playing in their enclosure
The reverse of this card reads: Even the bears have to learn how to skip in Switzerland - don t you think they are very clever

Background imageSkipping Collection: Children skipping together by Ethel Parkinson

Children skipping together by Ethel Parkinson
The Skipping-Rope. A quartet of children skipping through a snowy scene hand in hand



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