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Lifting Collection

"Lifting: A Journey through Time and Strength" In the 1966 World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, July 1966

Background imageLifting Collection: Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United, FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, Saturday 11th May 1996

Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United, FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, Saturday 11th May 1996, from left, Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona and Brian Kidd. 11th May 1996

Background imageLifting Collection: Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson

Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson -- The building of Saltash Bridge. Date: 1935

Background imageLifting Collection: 1966 World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium July 1966 England 4 v West Germany 2 Captain

1966 World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium July 1966 England 4 v West Germany 2 Captain Bobby Moore holds aloft the Jules Rimet trophy as he sits on the shoulders of his teammates They are L-R

Background imageLifting Collection: Picture No. 11770524

Picture No. 11770524
Dog Brittany Spaniel puppy raising paw Date:

Background imageLifting Collection: The Coventry Climax Engines ET199 the first British-produced forklift truck

The Coventry Climax Engines ET199 the first British-produced forklift truck, seen here being demonstrated by a girl worker at the Coventry factory that produces the truck

Background imageLifting Collection: LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders

LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders
The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment

Background imageLifting Collection: The Forth Bridge: Queensferry Pier

The Forth Bridge: Queensferry Pier, looking south, Lifting platforms about 190 feet above high-water level

Background imageLifting Collection: Biomechanics, historical artwork

Biomechanics, historical artwork
Biomechanics. Historical artwork of two humans bearing loads. This illustration is taken from De Motu Animalium (On Animal Motion, 1680) by Alfonso Borelli (1608-1679)

Background imageLifting Collection: Buddha statue (1790)

Buddha statue (1790), Japanese Tea Gardens, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA

Background imageLifting Collection: Tagine, typical Moroccan food and pot

Tagine, typical Moroccan food and pot, Cafe Atlas, Imlil, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageLifting Collection: Winching men up from the coalface - Wales

Winching men up from the coalface - Wales. Note the Davy lamp hanging off the belt of the man in the centre. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLifting 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 imageLifting Collection: Soviet lunar craft Zond 5, 1968

Soviet lunar craft Zond 5, 1968
Soviet lunar exploration craft Zond 5, being taken onboard the ship Vasilli Golovnin in Russia, 1968. Zond 5 was intended to be a precursor for Soviet manned Moon missions

Background imageLifting Collection: Picture No. 11092755

Picture No. 11092755
Dog Pug puppy paws raised Date:

Background imageLifting Collection: Little boy lifts his jumper, Balham, SW London

Little boy lifts his jumper, Balham, SW London
A little boy lifting his jumper on a street in Balham, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageLifting Collection: London Life - The Busy Docks of the Port of London

London Life - The Busy Docks of the Port of London Date: circa 1940

Background imageLifting Collection: The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s

The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s
Arthur Plumhoff The Human Pincushion - The Pain-Proof Man (left) and Captain Ringman Jack, who lifted weights through holes through his breasts

Background imageLifting Collection: LFCDA-LFB Heavy fire Rescue tenders

LFCDA-LFB Heavy fire Rescue tenders
The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment

Background imageLifting Collection: LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders

LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders
The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment

Background imageLifting Collection: Seance, Leipzig

Seance, Leipzig
Spiritualism comes to Germany - a table-lifting seance at Leipzig in the early days

Background imageLifting Collection: Picture No. 11073042

Picture No. 11073042
DOG Parson Jack Russell puppy ( 8 weeks old ) with paw up, waving, high 5

Background imageLifting Collection: Tsar Nicholas II holding his son, the Tsarevich Alexei

Tsar Nicholas II holding his son, the Tsarevich Alexei
Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918) in military attire pictured with his only son, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (1904-1918). Date: circa 1912

Background imageLifting Collection: Great Crane at Woolwich Arsenal, south east London

Great Crane at Woolwich Arsenal, south east London
The Great Crane at the Arsenal, Woolwich, south east London, used to lift sections of large guns

Background imageLifting Collection: Thomas Topham, Strongman

Thomas Topham, Strongman
Thomas Topham, the strong man, performing one of his astonishing feats of strength in Spitalfields on 28 May 1741, by lifting barrels weighing 1386 lbs (!)

Background imageLifting Collection: No 19 (C / D) Shops, c1930

No 19 (C / D) Shops, c1930
No 19 C and D shops covered both carriage lifting and bogie repairs. 3 men can be seen in this image lift a frame onto a set of wheels with the help of an overhead crane

Background imageLifting Collection: YMCA Poster, Lend Your Strength, WW1

YMCA Poster, Lend Your Strength, WW1
YMCA Poster, design by Adrian Gil-Spear, Lend Your Strength to the Red Triangle, Help the Y Help the Fighters Fight, United War Work Campaign, 11 to 18 November, First World War. circa 1918

Background imageLifting Collection: 1978 Ladies Singles Final, Wimbledon, Chris Evert v Martina Navratilova

1978 Ladies Singles Final, Wimbledon, Chris Evert v Martina Navratilova, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Friday 7th July 1978

Background imageLifting Collection: Carrie Moore, The Sandow Girl on stage

Carrie Moore, The Sandow Girl on stage
Carrie Moore (1883 - 1956), Australian singer and actress, as Peggy in The Dairymaids, at the Apollo. Date: 1906

Background imageLifting Collection: Portage des Chats

Portage des Chats
Tinted steel engraving by British artist W. H. Bartlett of portage or carrying of canoes and equipment where waterfalls occur, 1840 Date: 1840

Background imageLifting Collection: Vietnamese man entering tunnel

Vietnamese man entering tunnel, Chu Chi tunnels, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageLifting Collection: Austin A40 Devon for export, Cardiff 1950. Creator: Unknown

Austin A40 Devon for export, Cardiff 1950. Creator: Unknown
Austin A40 Devon for export, Cardiff 1950

Background imageLifting Collection: Sketch by Sir William Orpen, c1914 (1932). Artist: William Newenham Montague Orpen

Sketch by Sir William Orpen, c1914 (1932). Artist: William Newenham Montague Orpen
Sketch by Sir William Orpen, c1914 (1932). From The Studio Volume 104. [The Offices of the Studio, London, 1932]

Background imageLifting Collection: Caught him with both arms round the waist, and threw him on the stage, c1890-c1909(?)

Caught him with both arms round the waist, and threw him on the stage, c1890-c1909(?). Artist: Pugnis
Caught him with both arms round the waist, and threw him on the stage, c1890-c1909(?). An illustration from Famous Fights

Background imageLifting Collection: Satirical ballooning image

Satirical ballooning image
A rude satirical image of large and small balloons tied together, lifting a cannon, entitled The Montgolsier. A first rate of the French Aerial Navy. A Fart, an Ass, a Fool, A Monkey, a Nothing. 1783

Background imageLifting Collection: MAXWELL 1911

MAXWELL 1911
A lady rebukes her dog for even thinking of lifting its leg against the wheel of her Maxwell... Date: 1911

Background imageLifting Collection: Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales

Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales
Tunnel construction taking place on the Great Western Railway, somewhere in South Wales

Background imageLifting Collection: Alleged Abnormal levitation of a table

Alleged Abnormal levitation of a table
Undated photograph of the alleged abnormal levitation of a table (inverted), photographed at a sance with Mrs Poole of Winnipeg. HPG/1/7/25

Background imageLifting Collection: Mediumship / Carancini

Mediumship / Carancini
Italian physical medium Francesco Carancini demonstrates table-lifting, though bound and seemingly in full light; he was however widely accused of trickery

Background imageLifting Collection: Standing Buddha statue

Standing Buddha statue, Aukana, near Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageLifting Collection: Portait of local girl carrying a large bundle of wheat and yellow Meskel flowers

Portait of local girl carrying a large bundle of wheat and yellow Meskel flowers, Simien Mountains, The Ethiopian Highlands, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageLifting Collection: Lifting Potatoes

Lifting Potatoes
Potato lifting using horses and plough, near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Background imageLifting Collection: The Pilchard-Fishing Industry at St Ive s, Cornwall (engraving)

The Pilchard-Fishing Industry at St Ive s, Cornwall (engraving)
1047883 The Pilchard-Fishing Industry at St Ive s, Cornwall (engraving) by Nash, Joseph (d.1922); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Pilchard-Fishing Industry at St Ive s, Cornwall)

Background imageLifting Collection: Great Crane at Woolwich Arsenal, in south east London, London

Great Crane at Woolwich Arsenal, in south east London, London, laying in marsh land between Greenwich and Gravesend. The majority of heavy guns for the Navy

Background imageLifting Collection: Labourers, 1781. Creator: George Stubbs

Labourers, 1781. Creator: George Stubbs
Labourers, 1781

Background imageLifting Collection: Happy Families Playing Cards - Mr Strong the Weight Lifter

Happy Families Playing Cards - Mr Strong the Weight Lifter. circa 1930s

Background imageLifting Collection: Picture No. 11770494

Picture No. 11770494
Dog Brittany Spaniel Date:

Background imageLifting Collection: Damiatenbrug, Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands

Damiatenbrug, Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands
Damiatenbrug (Damiate Bridge), Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLifting Collection: Picture No. 11772600

Picture No. 11772600
Cat Teddy Bear 4 weeks old kitten blue cream colour point X breed kitten Date:



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"Lifting: A Journey through Time and Strength" In the 1966 World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, July 1966, England's captain lifted the trophy high in triumph as they defeated West Germany with a score of 4-2. The Coventry Climax Engines ET199 marked a significant milestone as it became the first British-produced forklift truck, revolutionizing lifting capabilities across industries. Illustrated in "Railway Ribaldry" by W Heath Robinson, comical contraptions showcased imaginative ways objects, bringing humor to this essential task. Holding up the R101 airship demonstrated not only physical strength but also engineering marvels that allowed humans to conquer new heights. Picture No. 11770524 captures the awe-inspiring Forth Bridge standing tall over Queensferry Pier, showcasing exceptional engineering prowess and its ability to lift trains above waterways. A majestic Buddha statue from 1790 symbolizes spiritual enlightenment and upliftment of one's soul through inner strength and wisdom. Tagine, a typical Moroccan food cooked in an earthenware pot called tagine itself represents culinary artistry that lifts our taste buds with exotic flavors and aromas. LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders exemplify bravery as firefighters lift heavy equipment to save lives during emergencies, displaying their unwavering dedication towards public safety. Winching men up from the coalface in Wales depicts arduous labor where miners relied on teamwork and sheer determination to extract valuable resources from deep within the earth's crust. Lake Geneva at Evian-les-Bains offers waterskiing enthusiasts an exhilarating experience as they defy gravity while being lifted effortlessly by powerful speedboats amidst breathtaking scenery. Biomechanics captured in historical artwork showcases how human bodies adapt movements efficiently by leveraging muscles' power effectively during various forms of exercise or sports activities. "Lifting" encompasses more than just physical strength.