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Sledge Collection

Background imageSledge Collection: Captain Scott and his men at the South Pole, 1912

Captain Scott and his men at the South Pole, 1912
Photograph showing Captain Scott and his sledge team at the South Pole, 18th January 1912. Left to right, standing: Lt. Oates, Captain Scott, Petty Officer Evans. Seated, left to right: Lt

Background imageSledge Collection: A motor sledge which may be used at the South Pole

A motor sledge which may be used at the South Pole
A suggestion for the type of motor sledge to be taken by Captain Scott, who in 1909 had announced his intention to set out on a new expedition to the South Pole

Background imageSledge Collection: The Norwegian Flag at the South Pole, 1911

The Norwegian Flag at the South Pole, 1911
Photograph showing Lt. Helmer Hansen, of the Amundsen Antarctic Expedition of 1910-12, standing with his sledge, dog team and Norwegian flag at the South Pole, December 1911

Background imageSledge Collection: Children Sledging

Children Sledging
Four children position their sledges, ready for a downhill race!

Background imageSledge Collection: Events / Exploration / Polar

Events / Exploration / Polar
Sledge party planting British flag. Shackleton, Scott and Wilson Discovery exploration of the Antarctic

Background imageSledge Collection: Scott Polar Expedition - point of the Barne Glacier

Scott Polar Expedition - point of the Barne Glacier
A huge cliff of ice passed by the Terra Nova when she arrived at McMurdo Sound during the Scott Polar Expedition, 1910 - 1912. Date: 1913

Background imageSledge Collection: Events / Exploration / Polar

Events / Exploration / Polar
The Discovery frozen in during the Scott, Shackleton and Wilson exploration of the Antarctic

Background imageSledge Collection: Bon Ton Skiwear

Bon Ton Skiwear
For Chamonix: sensible yet stylish clothing includes gaiters & leggings, fringed scarf, knitted jumper, flat cap with earflaps; belted jacket & plaid skirt

Background imageSledge Collection: Tatler front cover by Pauline Baynes, 1952

Tatler front cover by Pauline Baynes, 1952
Spell-binding illustration by Pauline Baynes for the Tatler Christmas number front cover, 1952, featuring a Snow Queen taking a small boy for a ride through the snowy sky in her sleigh

Background imageSledge Collection: Father Christmas in a sledge with children

Father Christmas in a sledge with children
Father Christmas hurtles down a snowy hillside accompanied by four happy children carrying a holly branch and wreath. c. 1920

Background imageSledge Collection: Christmas children sledging

Christmas children sledging
Four small girls dressed in matching festive red capes and with fur muffs share a rather long sledge decorated with holly, forming a very pictureseque scene as they whizz down a snowy slope

Background imageSledge Collection: Children on a sledge, Gorki Park, Moscow

Children on a sledge, Gorki Park, Moscow, USSR. Date: 1986

Background imageSledge Collection: Christmas Pudding being pulled along atop a wooden sled

Christmas Pudding being pulled along atop a wooden sled
Delightful Chromolithograph Christmas greetings postcard by Ellen H. Clapsaddle depicting a sizeable Christmas Pudding being pulled along atop a wooden frame sled. Date: circa 1907

Background imageSledge Collection: Start of a Womens Sledging Competition

Start of a Womens Sledging Competition
Start of a Womens Luge (Sledging) Competition at the Hotel Bristol in the Territet Suburb of Montreux Switzerland. Date: 1909

Background imageSledge Collection: Imperial sledge or sleigh used at a party in Vienna, 1815

Imperial sledge or sleigh used at a party in Vienna, 1815
Imperial sledge or sleigh used by the Emperors of Austria and Russia at a sledge party in Vienna, January 1815. Phaeton carriage with elaborate gilt work upholstered in gold and green velvet

Background imageSledge Collection: Sledge transport in Norway

Sledge transport in Norway

Background imageSledge Collection: Bullock sledge, Madeira

Bullock sledge, Madeira

Background imageSledge Collection: A Running Carro, Madeira hand coloured photo

A Running Carro, Madeira hand coloured photo

Background imageSledge Collection: Madeira Bullock Sledge Victorian period

Madeira Bullock Sledge Victorian period

Background imageSledge Collection: Bullock sledge, Madeira, Victorian period

Bullock sledge, Madeira, Victorian period

Background imageSledge Collection: Madeira sledge ride bullock cart

Madeira sledge ride bullock cart

Background imageSledge Collection: Captain Scott's team nearly lose sledge through snow bridge

Captain Scott's team nearly lose sledge through snow bridge
Captain Scott's team nearly lose a sledge through a snow bridge Date: 1910s

Background imageSledge Collection: Captain Scott and his team hauling their sledge

Captain Scott and his team hauling their sledge in the Antarctic Date: early 1910s

Background imageSledge Collection: Sledge Race at St. Moritz

Sledge Race at St. Moritz
The frozen lake at St. Moritz was utilised as a race course during the winter months. Date: circa 1925

Background imageSledge Collection: Death of a stuntman, Eastbourne

Death of a stuntman, Eastbourne
Death of a stuntman at Arlington Stadium, near Eastbourne. John Bell, aged 23, was being towed behind a car on a wooden sledge when, as part of the stunt

Background imageSledge Collection: Baker woman in Bavarian mountains on her daily round. Date: 1908

Baker woman in Bavarian mountains on her daily round. Date: 1908

Background imageSledge Collection: Tourists being pulled on a sledge, Madeira

Tourists being pulled on a sledge, Madeira. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageSledge Collection: Man & woman in sledge drawn by bullocks / oxen, Madeira island

Man & woman in sledge drawn by bullocks / oxen, Madeira island
Man and woman in a sledge drawn by a pair of bullocks / oxen, Madeira island, Portugal

Background imageSledge Collection: Dog on a Sledge

Dog on a Sledge
A boy tugging along a large dog on a sledge in the snow, while other children look on laughing. Date: circa 1906

Background imageSledge Collection: Christmas and New Year

Christmas and New Year
An embossed New Year greeting postcard depicting a boy in tudor costume pulling along a young girl on a sledge in a winter scene. Artist: Florence Hardy Date: circa 1905

Background imageSledge Collection: Man and woman of St. Petersburg, Russia

Man and woman of St. Petersburg, Russia. The man has a tray of bottles on his head and the woman carries a basket of eggs

Background imageSledge Collection: Views of Norway, early 19th century

Views of Norway, early 19th century
Fox catching crabs on the beach of Norway 7, shepherd recovering a lost sheep from a mountain 8, and ship pulled into the maelstrom of Norway or Moskstraumen 9

Background imageSledge Collection: Historical views of Siberia

Historical views of Siberia. Samoyed man outside a pit-house 16, discovery of an extinct mammoth skeleton 17, and Russian man exiled to the frozen wastes 18

Background imageSledge Collection: Views of Quebec, Canada, 18th century

Views of Quebec, Canada, 18th century
View of Quebec on the St. Lawrence river 67, General James Wolfes attack on Quebec via the Abraham Heights, 1759 68, and view of Montmorency Falls 69. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rev

Background imageSledge Collection: Plan and elevation for a Georgian style ornate cottage

Plan and elevation for a Georgian style ornate cottage
Plan and elevation for a Regency or Georgian style ornate cottage or cottage ornee. Floorplan shows two parlors, kitchen, bedroom and hall

Background imageSledge Collection: Plan and elevation for a Park Lodge and Entrance

Plan and elevation for a Park Lodge and Entrance Floorplan shows kitchen and living room and separate poultry shed. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts

Background imageSledge Collection: The Cresta Run

The Cresta Run
Daredevil tobogganists take a thrilling turn at the second bank of the Church leap at the famous Cresta Run at St. Moritz with the grand stand visible in the background. Date: 1924

Background imageSledge Collection: Christmas card, Girl talking to snowman

Christmas card, Girl talking to snowman
Christmas card, Girl with sledge talking to a snowman -- How Glad I am to wish you a Very Jolly Christmas. 20th century

Background imageSledge Collection: A Cheery Christmas, Children on Snow Sledge

A Cheery Christmas, Children on Snow Sledge
A Cheery Christmas, Children on a Snow Sledge. 20th century

Background imageSledge 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 imageSledge Collection: Child pulling a younger child on a sledge towards a big house in the snow

Child pulling a younger child on a sledge towards a big house in the snow. Artist: LEF Date: circa 1910

Background imageSledge Collection: Toys and presents on a sled on a French Christmas postcard

Toys and presents on a sled on a French Christmas postcard. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSledge Collection: Sporting with Winter Sports by H. M. Bateman - Lugeing

Sporting with Winter Sports by H. M. Bateman - Lugeing
Sporting with Winter-Sports: Bateman Eccentricities. V. Lugeing: " The Achtung-ers". Date: 1912

Background imageSledge Collection: Sporting with Winter Sports by H. M. Bateman - tobogganning

Sporting with Winter Sports by H. M. Bateman - tobogganning
A tobogganist takes a rather steep hill, wins the cup but limps away bruised and bandaged. Date: 1912

Background imageSledge Collection: Little girl being pulled along in a sledge by her friend

Little girl being pulled along in a sledge by her friend c. 1910

Background imageSledge Collection: A sweet little girl pulling her sledge along

A sweet little girl pulling her sledge along
A sweet little girl pulling along her sledge laden with Christmas presents c. 1910

Background imageSledge Collection: 1930 Christmas card

1930 Christmas card
Girl and her teddy on a sledge with bright balloons. Date: 1930

Background imageSledge Collection: For adults and children alike, enjoying their day outside in the snow

For adults and children alike, enjoying their day outside in the snow, sledging downhill in Hampstead Heath, London. Date: 1907



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