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Background imageStarting Collection: The Palio, Siena, Italy

The Palio, Siena, Italy
The Palio - a spectacular (if rather dangerous for riders and spectators) horse race, run round the Piazza del Campo in Siena

Background imageStarting Collection: Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA

Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA
Jockeys and their horses, including War Admiral, approaching the Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA. Date: 1939

Background imageStarting Collection: Poster, Exide, The Long Life Car Battery

Poster, Exide, The Long Life Car Battery, needs no handle to its name. circa 1945

Background imageStarting Collection: Swiss Mountain Railway

Swiss Mountain Railway
The Swiss have more mountains than most people - and more railways to carry you up them. This is the electric rack- railway of Gernergrat, starting at Zermatt

Background imageStarting Collection: The Fountain, Wilton, Wiltshire - Inauguration ceremony

The Fountain, Wilton, Wiltshire - Inauguration ceremony. The large circular water trough and fountain sit beside the A30, now just inside the River Wylye recreation field

Background imageStarting Collection: Bookmaker - Turf Accountant - James Dowsett

Bookmaker - Turf Accountant - James Dowsett of 38 Duke Street, Brighton. circa 1950s

Background imageStarting Collection: Shrove Tuesday Football Match, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 1846

Shrove Tuesday Football Match, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 1846
Engraving showing the traditional game of football, played on Shrove Tuesday, in the marketplace of Kingston-Upon-Thames. This match was played between the Thames-Street Club and the Townsend team

Background imageStarting Collection: 1903-Trouble; 1930-Reliability: The Motor cars wonderful ad

1903-Trouble; 1930-Reliability: The Motor cars wonderful ad
Six photographs illustrating the development of the motor car over a period of 27 years starting with the old Siddeley of 1903 next to its latest descendant of the time

Background imageStarting Collection: Motocross Scramblers

Motocross Scramblers
Muddy bikers revving up their engines between the starting strings at a Motocross scrambling race. Date: 1980s

Background imageStarting Collection: Muybridge - Running

Muybridge - Running
sequences of an athlete starting to run

Background imageStarting Collection: Sheepdog Trials

Sheepdog Trials. Bringing in the sheep, starting the dog, driving the sheep and finally trying to get them into the pen

Background imageStarting Collection: Myth / Icarus by Richmond

Myth / Icarus by Richmond
Icarus starting out on his flight

Background imageStarting Collection: Amelia Earhart; Wilmer Stultz (r) and Louis Gordon

Amelia Earhart; Wilmer Stultz (r) and Louis Gordon
Amelia Earhart, centre; Wilmer Stultz, pilot, right; and Louis Gordon, co-pilot. Burry Port, Wales, after their non-stop flight from Newfoundland starting on 17 June 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageStarting Collection: The Town of San Gimignano, Italy, 1944

The Town of San Gimignano, Italy, 1944
Photograph showing the eleventh-century hill-top town of San Gimignano, near Siena, Italy, prior to July 1944. Later that month the Illustrated London News reported that a German artillery

Background imageStarting Collection: The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in race for Scotch

The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in race for Scotch
The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in a race for the First Prize of a bottle of Scotch Whisky! Date: 1916

Background imageStarting Collection: Muybridge - Walk and Run

Muybridge - Walk and Run
man walking - and starting to run

Background imageStarting Collection: Tabard Inn, Southwark

Tabard Inn, Southwark
Southwark: the Tabard Inn as it looked in 1810: several centuries earlier, Chaucers pilgrims left for Canterbury from here

Background imageStarting Collection: Christmas morning swim in the Serpentine

Christmas morning swim in the Serpentine
Page from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News featuring various sketches of the Christmas morning swimming handicap in the Serpentine in Hyde Park

Background imageStarting Collection: Chamberlain Clock in Birmingham

Chamberlain Clock in Birmingham
The Chamberlain Clock, Birmingham, erected to commemorate Joseph Chamberlains tour of South Africa 1902-3 after the end of the Second Boer War

Background imageStarting Collection: Starting the days war - the Gudeli Track, WW1

Starting the days war - the Gudeli Track, WW1
The Surrey Yeomanry on the Struma Valley Front, Salonika 1917-1918. Starting the days war - the Gudeli Track. By Frank Algernon Stewart (1877-1945). 1917-1918

Background imageStarting Collection: Cohens Full Cream Dairy van, Birmingham

Cohens Full Cream Dairy van, Birmingham
Cohens Full Cream Dairy van, a Ford van shaped like a milk churn, Victoria, Birmingham. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStarting 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 imageStarting Collection: Ernest Willows and his mechanic, W Goodden

Ernest Willows and his mechanic, W Goodden
Ernest Willows and his mechanic, W. Goodden, starting at Wormwood Scrubs on the flight to Paris in the Willows No3 City of Cardiff airship on 4 November 1910

Background imageStarting Collection: Family / Grace before Meal

Family / Grace before Meal
Papa, mama, son and two daughters say grace before starting to eat

Background imageStarting Collection: London Museum 1914

London Museum 1914
Starting life in 1911 in Kensington Palace, this Museum moves in 1914 to these premises at Lancaster House, St James, before going back to Kensington Palace after WW2

Background imageStarting Collection: Hiller YH-32 Hornet 55-4963

Hiller YH-32 Hornet 55-4963
United States Army - Hiller YH-32-UH Hornet 55-4963 (msn 7), at an air display on a US Naval Air Station, (note the single-bladed tail-rotor and the hand-held starting engine)

Background imageStarting Collection: Group of children lining-up on the starting line for a race

Group of children lining-up on the starting line for a race
Sunny Snaps postcard showing a group of children lining-up on the starting line for a running race - South Coast holiday Camp resort. Date: 1936

Background imageStarting Collection: Sikorsky S-51, G-AKCU, of BEA, which inugurated the fir?

Sikorsky S-51, G-AKCU, of BEA, which inugurated the fir?
Sikorsky S-51, G-AKCU, of BEA, which inugurated the first helicopter-operated public mail service in the UK on 1 June 1948, starting from Peterborough. Date: 1948

Background imageStarting Collection: Regimental Sports - 27th Inniskillings, Tianjin, China

Regimental Sports - 27th Inniskillings, Tianjin, China
Regimental Sports - 27th Inniskillings, Tianjin, Northern China - 13th May 1911. Western nations were permitted to garrison the area to ensure open access to Beijing

Background imageStarting Collection: Starting a gold mine in South Africa - Victorian period

Starting a gold mine in South Africa - Victorian period

Background imageStarting Collection: Starting a new gold mine, South Africa

Starting a new gold mine, South Africa

Background imageStarting Collection: Samuel Cody assorted memorabilia

Samuel Cody assorted memorabilia
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: Extremely important Royal Aero Club Aviators Certificate No.9, 1910, issued to S. F

Background imageStarting Collection: Transatlantic Sailings leaflet, various shipping lines

Transatlantic Sailings leaflet, various shipping lines, mentioning largest steamers in the world, Olympic and Titanic. The sailing schedule shows an image of Olympic and Titanic on the cover

Background imageStarting Collection: Innovative Starting Gate

Innovative Starting Gate
An innovative starting gate, designed by Professor H. Rottenburg, being tested at a public schools athetics meeting. Date: 1932

Background imageStarting Collection: Regatta at Ryde

Regatta at Ryde
A starting gun signals the beginning of a yacht race as part of a regatta at Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Date: 1931

Background imageStarting Collection: Swans in the Lake

Swans in the Lake
Oil painting showing five swans. One of them is frantically flapping their wings and starting to take off. Date: circa 1929

Background imageStarting Collection: Caricature illustration, The Starting Price by Rene Vincent. Showing fashionable woman in tunic

Caricature illustration, The Starting Price by Rene Vincent. Showing fashionable woman in tunic and scarf, with blushing gentleman standing behind her

Background imageStarting Collection: The Motor Picture Book, And Away She Goes!

The Motor Picture Book, And Away She Goes! Date: 1930

Background imageStarting Collection: The Motor Picture Book, Just a Sharp Turn

The Motor Picture Book, Just a Sharp Turn Date: 1930

Background imageStarting Collection: 4th Gordon Bennett Trophy, Chas Jarrott starting

4th Gordon Bennett Trophy, Chas Jarrott starting
4th Gordon Bennett Trophy, Chas Jarrott (Napier for Britain) starting, later crashed. Date: 2nd July 1903

Background imageStarting Collection: 4th Gordon Bennett Trophy, showing Gabriel starting 6

4th Gordon Bennett Trophy, showing Gabriel starting 6
4th Gordon Bennett Trophy, showing Gabriel (representing France) starting 6. Date: 2nd July 1903

Background imageStarting Collection: An avenue in the West of Madrid after bombardment by the Nationalist airforce and artillery

An avenue in the West of Madrid after bombardment by the Nationalist airforce and artillery, November 1936. A barricade made of cobbles and bricks can be seen on the right of the photograph

Background imageStarting Collection: Trolls are malicious, and will start an avalanche just for the fun of it. Date: 1895

Trolls are malicious, and will start an avalanche just for the fun of it. Date: 1895

Background imageStarting Collection: Comic postcard, Man en route to Coronation Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man en route to Coronation Date: 20th century

Background imageStarting Collection: Underground railway, Waterloo and City Line opening London

Underground railway, Waterloo and City Line opening London
Underground railway, Waterloo and City Line opening, London. Starting from Waterloo, a driver working the motor, the entrance to one of the iron tunnels. Date: 1898

Background imageStarting Collection: Underground railway construction, Lord Mayor of London 1881

Underground railway construction, Lord Mayor of London 1881
Underground railway construction, the Lord Mayor of London commencing works for the extension of the Inner Circle railway. Date: 1881

Background imageStarting Collection: The hour and the man - James Braid carries starting clock

The hour and the man - James Braid carries starting clock
The hour and the man - photo of golfer James Braid carrying the starting clock to the tee during the English Ladies golf championship at Walton Heath 1928

Background imageStarting Collection: Start of a Brooklands Double-Twelve Race

Start of a Brooklands Double-Twelve Race with drivers and mechanics running to their machines. 20th century



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