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Background imageSledges Collection: Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Frys Cocoa Advert

Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Frys Cocoa Advert
Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912), the English naval commander and explorer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Scott led a number of expeditions to the Antarctic

Background imageSledges Collection: Shackleton / Sledging / 1908

Shackleton / Sledging / 1908
Ernest Shackletons expedition reached within 100 miles of the South Pole. Relaying sledges over the rough terrain. Date: 1908

Background imageSledges 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 imageSledges Collection: Children Sledging

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

Background imageSledges 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 imageSledges Collection: The Long, Long Drift

The Long, Long Drift
Illustration by Raymond Sheppard to an article entitled: The Long, Long Drift by John Prebble, relating to the The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17

Background imageSledges Collection: Montreal / Sleighing C20

Montreal / Sleighing C20
Sleighing in Mount Royal Park, Montreal, Canada. early 20th century

Background imageSledges Collection: TOBOGGANISTs FLURRY 28

TOBOGGANISTs FLURRY 28
A tobogganist stirs up a flurry of snow

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

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

Background imageSledges 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 imageSledges Collection: Racing horse-drawn sleighs. Date: 1909

Racing horse-drawn sleighs. Date: 1909

Background imageSledges Collection: Horse and sledges in the snow, Montreal, Canada

Horse and sledges in the snow, Montreal, Canada
19th century vintage photograph: horse and sledges in the snow, Montreal, Canada

Background imageSledges Collection: c. 1890s Portugal Madeira - sledges in the street

c. 1890s Portugal Madeira - sledges in the street
c.1890s Portugal Madeira - tourist transport sledges in the street

Background imageSledges Collection: Historical views of Sweden

Historical views of Sweden. Gustav Eriksson addressing the men of Dalarna 13, women farmers ploughing fields with oxen 14, and a public whipping of a cruel boy 15

Background imageSledges 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

Background imageSledges Collection: Captain Scott, whose new expedition to the South Pole had just been announced in 1909

Captain Scott, whose new expedition to the South Pole had just been announced in 1909, declares the motor sledge to be an invaluable adjunct to ponies and dogs on Polar expeditions

Background imageSledges Collection: Six on a sledge! Date: 1930s

Six on a sledge! Date: 1930s

Background imageSledges Collection: A Russian TROIKA - a three-horse sledge... Date: 1890s

A Russian TROIKA - a three-horse sledge... Date: 1890s
A Russian TROIKA - a three-horse sledge...... Date: 1890s

Background imageSledges Collection: A woman in a red checked outfit travels down a slope on a toboggan. Date: 1910

A woman in a red checked outfit travels down a slope on a toboggan. Date: 1910

Background imageSledges Collection: Several toboggans travel underneath a stone arch. Date: circa 1905

Several toboggans travel underneath a stone arch. Date: circa 1905

Background imageSledges Collection: Napoleon crosses the St Bernard pass into Italy : his cannon are carried on sledges

Napoleon crosses the St Bernard pass into Italy : his cannon are carried on sledges, dragged across the snow Date: 1796

Background imageSledges Collection: SLEDGE IN ARCTIC 1870

SLEDGE IN ARCTIC 1870
Koldeweys second North Pole expedition - the team pull their heavily-laden sledge across the snowy waste. Date: 1869 - 1870

Background imageSledges Collection: BOY SLEDGING 1842

BOY SLEDGING 1842
A happy boy sledges down a hill. Date: 1842

Background imageSledges Collection: TOBOGGANING, RUSSIA 1800

TOBOGGANING, RUSSIA 1800
Tobogganing on an artificial slope in Russia. Date: circa 1800

Background imageSledges Collection: SLEDGE FIRE ENGINE

SLEDGE FIRE ENGINE
In places where it is impossible to use a motor fire engine, fire fighting equipment is mounted on sledges. Date: circa 1900

Background imageSledges Collection: Baby in Sledge

Baby in Sledge
Sister pushes baby through the snow on a sledge Date: circa 1890

Background imageSledges Collection: SLEIGHING IN HOLLAND

SLEIGHING IN HOLLAND
Casanova and friend sleighing on the frozen canals of Holland Date: mid 18th century

Background imageSledges Collection: Greetings postcard - Sledges in The Engadin

Greetings postcard - Sledges in The Engadin
Sledges in the Engadin or Engadine - a long high Alpine valley region in the eastern Swiss Alps located in the canton of Graubunden in most southeastern Switzerland. Greetings Postcard. Date: 1900

Background imageSledges Collection: France - Gerardmer - Woodmen with sledges

France - Gerardmer - Woodmen with sledges
Gerardmer - a town in northeastern France, near the German border. Its known as a ski resort, with tree-lined slopes which fed a thriving timber industry

Background imageSledges Collection: Children on a frozen pond on a Christmas card

Children on a frozen pond on a Christmas card
Three children sledding on a frozen pond on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSledges Collection: Ernest Shackletons air-propelled sledges, and a tent

Ernest Shackletons air-propelled sledges, and a tent
Sir Ernest Shackletons air-propelled sledges, intended for use in the Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917). Shown here operating as air-propelled water boats

Background imageSledges Collection: Horse-Drawn Sledge - Russian Troika

Horse-Drawn Sledge - Russian Troika
A late 19th century decorative Russian Horse Drawn sledge called a Trioka. Troika is the Russian word for " triplet" or " trio" this being reference to the fact that troikas have

Background imageSledges Collection: The Four Seasons, Winter, by John Hassall

The Four Seasons, Winter, by John Hassall
Children having lots of fun sledging down hill in the snow. 1902

Background imageSledges Collection: Boys and girls on three Victorian Christmas scraps

Boys and girls on three Victorian Christmas scraps, skating, sledging and making a snowman. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSledges Collection: People Sledging 1908

People Sledging 1908
Tobogganing is simply great fun for people of all ages - come on grandad! Date: 1908

Background imageSledges Collection: Overturned Sledge 1905

Overturned Sledge 1905
Two girls fall sideways into the snow when their sledge overturns, but they don t seem to mind a great deal. Date: 1905

Background imageSledges Collection: Sledging by Torchlight

Sledging by Torchlight
Sledging by torchlight adds to the fun. Date: 1905

Background imageSledges Collection: De Long / Sledging Downhil

De Long / Sledging Downhil
George De Long (USA), in his ship Jeanette, proved that the Arctic Sea ice is moved by ocean currents. Running the sledges downhill. Date: 1879 - 81

Background imageSledges Collection: Koldewey / Sleighs / Sunset

Koldewey / Sleighs / Sunset
Koldeweys expedition: pulling laden sledges during a dramatic sunset. Date: 1870

Background imageSledges Collection: United States (19th c). American country life

United States (19th c). American country life. Pleasures of Winter, 1855. Illustration published by Nathaniel Currier. Litography

Background imageSledges Collection: Swiss Winter Tailing scene with horse-drawn sledge

Swiss Winter Tailing scene with horse-drawn sledge
The Swiss Winter Season. A pleasant winter scene depicting a Swiss pastime called tailing. This popular activity consisted of a line of swiss luges attached to each other

Background imageSledges Collection: People on sledges in snow, Switzerland

People on sledges in snow, Switzerland
People on sledges in the snow, Switzerland. Date: 1910s

Background imageSledges Collection: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 -1917

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 -1917
The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: how and whence the expedition proposes to start. Showing the proposed methods of transport from the Weddell Sea Base to the South Pole. Date: 1914

Background imageSledges Collection: Fishermans Sledge - Pulled by Dogs

Fishermans Sledge - Pulled by Dogs
A fisher man sitting on a dog pulled sledge in Astrakhan a south west region of Russia. Date: 1873

Background imageSledges Collection: A motor sledge for the South Pole

A motor sledge for the South Pole
A motor sledge device for transport in heavy snow, used by Lieutenant Barnes on M.Charcots French expedition to the South Pole which set off in 1908 in the Pourquoi Pas. Date: 1909

Background imageSledges Collection: Germany Gottingen

Germany Gottingen
The market-place in winter, with several sledges - one of which has overturned. Date: early 18th century

Background imageSledges Collection: TOBOGGANING ACCIDENT

TOBOGGANING ACCIDENT
Two young people in fur hats and coat, curled up with laughter after a tobogganing accident in the snow! Date: early 1930s

Background imageSledges Collection: Saucy Trio on a Sledge

Saucy Trio on a Sledge
Three saucy girls on a sledge showing a bit of leg ! Date: early 1930s



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