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Skis Collection

Background imageSkis Collection: W. Heath Robinson

W. Heath Robinson
Cartoon, Wild and Woolly. A few trot-skis in Switzerland. Variations on Skiing such as the tri-ski and twin-ski. Please note

Background imageSkis Collection: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photograph of Captain Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, in his cold weather clothing and skis, Antarctica, 1912

Background imageSkis Collection: Scott at Amundsens Tent

Scott at Amundsens Tent
Scotts team arrive at the South Pole to find that Amundsens crew have beaten them to it; frozen and demoralised, they perished weeks later

Background imageSkis Collection: Cub Scout on skis, Snowy Mountains, Australia

Cub Scout on skis, Snowy Mountains, Australia
A group of Cub Scouts of the 1st Kosciusco Troop, on skis in the Snowy Mountains of Australia. Scoutmaster Bernie Jarratt is demonstrating a kick turn. Date: 1960s

Background imageSkis Collection: Waterskiing fun in Lake Geneva at Evian-les-Bains

Waterskiing fun in Lake Geneva at Evian-les-Bains
Waterskiing fun in Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) at Evian-les-Bains, France Date: circa 1950s

Background imageSkis Collection: Soviet Air Attack

Soviet Air Attack
Finland : Soviet aircraft attack a Finnish supply train of elk-drawn sledges : the Finnish troops themselves are on skis

Background imageSkis Collection: Doyle / Skiing / Alps 1894

Doyle / Skiing / Alps 1894
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE In comical pose on skis in the Alps, with female companion

Background imageSkis Collection: Mid-Air on Skis

Mid-Air on Skis
A man in a vest in mid-air as he skis down a steep mountain

Background imageSkis Collection: Social / Norway Postman

Social / Norway Postman
Neither snow, ice, hail nor trolls can discourage the Norwegian postman as he skis o er fjell and fjord

Background imageSkis Collection: Dollar Mountain Ski Lift, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA

Dollar Mountain Ski Lift, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
People on skis at Dollar Mountain Ski Lift, Sun Valley sports centre, Idaho, USA. Date: circa 1938

Background imageSkis Collection: Poster for The Upper Austrian Tourist Board - Ski Scene

Poster for The Upper Austrian Tourist Board - Ski Scene Date: circa 1937

Background imageSkis Collection: Russian Grenadier Guardsman on skis

Russian Grenadier Guardsman on skis
Soldier of the Russian regiment of foot grenadiers of the Guard. A hunter-scout wearing skis. Date: 1900

Background imageSkis Collection: Snow, Skis and Sunshine in Switzerland

Snow, Skis and Sunshine in Switzerland
Miss Joan Simon, Miss Peggy Peyton, Mr George Renwick, R.N. Mrs Renwick and The Hon. Olivia Harcourt skiing at St. Moritz, Switzerland

Background imageSkis Collection: WATER-SKIS 25 / 9 / 1921

WATER-SKIS 25 / 9 / 1921
Water-skis help the hunter to hit sitting ducks

Background imageSkis Collection: American Boy on Skis

American Boy on Skis
An American boy on skis

Background imageSkis Collection: Taking a Ski Break 1927

Taking a Ski Break 1927
Skiers take a break, off the piste, by standing their skis in the snow and having a drink

Background imageSkis Collection: Santa Claus on skis on a French Christmas postcard

Santa Claus on skis on a French Christmas postcard
Santa Claus with his sack of presents, travelling on skis on a French Christmas postcard. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSkis Collection: Poster, Skiing in the Italian Alps

Poster, Skiing in the Italian Alps - Limone, Piemonte Date: 1953

Background imageSkis Collection: St Bernard dogs and monk on skis, Grand St Bernard

St Bernard dogs and monk on skis, Grand St Bernard, the Swiss Alps Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSkis Collection: Winter season Switzerland

Winter season Switzerland
A mountain hotel in Switzerland. Edwardian ice skaters on the Lake at Murren. Edwardian dress men and women are seen skating. Date: 1912

Background imageSkis Collection: Skiers returning

Skiers returning
A group of Skiers returning after a day of skiing in Switzerland (the Bernese Oberland area). They carry traditional Edwardian skis and in traditional clothing. Date: 1912

Background imageSkis Collection: Photograph of the Hardanger Glacier, with two men on skis viewing the scene

Photograph of the Hardanger Glacier, with two men on skis viewing the scene. Captioned, A Chain of Ice-Hills: A Future Haunt of the Winter Sports Enthusiast'

Background imageSkis Collection: Poster, St Moritz, Switzerland, Winter Olympics

Poster, St Moritz, Switzerland, Winter Olympics 1940 - woman in sleigh. Initially issued in 1938 to advertise the 1940 Winter Olympics, which were cancelled due to the outbreak of WW2. Date: 1938

Background imageSkis Collection: Poster, Ski Switzerland

Poster, Ski Switzerland Date: circa 1965

Background imageSkis Collection: Poster, Dartmouth Winter Carnival

Poster, Dartmouth Winter Carnival, 13-14 February 1948, in New Hampshire, USA Date: 1948

Background imageSkis Collection: Poster, Winter Sports in Vosges, France

Poster, Winter Sports in Vosges, France Date: 1931

Background imageSkis Collection: Poster advertising skiing in Norway. Date: 1957

Poster advertising skiing in Norway. Date: 1957

Background imageSkis Collection: Sami People - Early Photograph

Sami People - Early Photograph
The Sami people, (also known as Lapps, although this term is considered derogatory) are the indigenous people of northern Europe inhabiting Sapmi, which today encompasses parts of northern Sweden

Background imageSkis Collection: Music cover, Intermezzo, The Prodigal Son

Music cover, Intermezzo, The Prodigal Son
Music cover, Intermezzo by J M Glover, as performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in The Prodigal Son, arrangement for pianoforte

Background imageSkis Collection: Sami man or Lapplander in a sleigh pulled

Sami man or Lapplander in a sleigh pulled by a reindeer on ice, and another man on skis. Illustration from Leopold von Buchs Travels Through Norway and Lapland, 1813

Background imageSkis Collection: Marie Antoinettes sleigh, a carriage mounted on skis

Marie Antoinettes sleigh, a carriage mounted on skis. Marie Antoinette raced Madame de Lamballe around Versailles. Handcoloured lithograph from Fashions and Customs of Marie Antoinette and her Times

Background imageSkis Collection: Lectures pour tous - Winter Sports

Lectures pour tous - Winter Sports
Front cover of Lectures pour Tous magazine featuring illustration of a woman skiing in the French Alps. Date: 1932

Background imageSkis Collection: Lili D Alvarez - ski jump at St. Moritz

Lili D Alvarez - ski jump at St. Moritz
Spanish tennis star Lili D Alvarez performing a very passable ski jump at the resort of St. Moritz. Date: 1927

Background imageSkis Collection: The Ski Forest by Fleming Williams

The Ski Forest by Fleming Williams
Typical scene at mid-day at the top of any well-known ski climb in Switzerland. A common sight to see as many as a hundred skis standing up in the snow to dry while their owners rest

Background imageSkis Collection: Jazz band on skis at Murren

Jazz band on skis at Murren
A jazz band gamely playing their instruments while on skis at Murren in Switzerland. Date: 1927

Background imageSkis Collection: Skiing misfortune

Skiing misfortune
A Skiing misfortune as a skier takes a tumble trying to navigate through a clump of trees on a Swiss alpine slope. Date: 1924

Background imageSkis Collection: Three elves skiing on a Dutch New Year postcard

Three elves skiing on a Dutch New Year postcard. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSkis Collection: Greetings card, All the Best

Greetings card, All the Best, showing a young woman skier. 20th century

Background imageSkis Collection: Many Folk Misfitz - Canada - Canadian Girl

Many Folk Misfitz - Canada - Canadian Girl. early 20th century

Background imageSkis Collection: Holidaymakers on cog train, Wengen, Bern, Switzerland

Holidaymakers on cog train, Wengen, Bern, Switzerland
Holidaymakers with their sleds and skis, travelling up the slopes on a cog train, Wengen alpine village, Bern, Switzerland. Date: circa 1910

Background imageSkis Collection: Dornier Do 27Q-1 OY-ABE

Dornier Do 27Q-1 OY-ABE (msn 2028), at an air display, somewhere in Europe: seen fitted with skis. Date: circa 1965

Background imageSkis Collection: Foster-Wikner Wicko G-AFKS

Foster-Wikner Wicko G-AFKS
Foster-Wikner GM.1 Wicko G-AFKS (msn 6). First registered on 5January 1939 G-AFKS was used by Nash Aircraft Sales Ltd. As a demonstrator and was, at one time, fitted with skis

Background imageSkis Collection: Couple Play in Alps Date: 1948

Couple Play in Alps Date: 1948

Background imageSkis Collection: Woman Skier Walking Date: 1925

Woman Skier Walking Date: 1925

Background imageSkis Collection: Skiing Lodge

Skiing Lodge

Background imageSkis Collection: Sleighs and Skiers Date: 1905

Sleighs and Skiers Date: 1905

Background imageSkis Collection: Couple on Skis Date: 1910

Couple on Skis Date: 1910

Background imageSkis Collection: Hospice du Grand St Bernard on the Great St Bernard Pass

Hospice du Grand St Bernard on the Great St Bernard Pass, Switzerland. A hospice for travellers was founded in 1049 and named after Saint Bernard of Menthon



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