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Oval Collection

"From Pitt Stadium to the Oval: A Journey through Time and Sports" Step into the world of ovals, where history and sports intertwine

Background imageOval Collection: 1930s BARC 500 Miles - John Cobb: John Cobb on the banking

1930s BARC 500 Miles - John Cobb: John Cobb on the banking
1930s BARC 500 Miles. Brooklands, Great Britain. John Cobb (Napier Railton) on the banking. Ref-Motor 734/8. World Copyright - LAT Photographic

Background imageOval Collection: International Championship for Makes 1967: Daytona 24 Hours

International Championship for Makes 1967: Daytona 24 Hours
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - FEBRUARY 05: Richard Robson / Rajah Rodgers / Bill Buchman, Jaguar XKE, leads Donna Mae Mims / Suzy Dietrich, Jim Baker, ASA 411

Background imageOval Collection: International Championship for Makes 1967: Daytona 24 Hours

International Championship for Makes 1967: Daytona 24 Hours
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - FEBRUARY 05: Donna Mae Mims / Suzy Dietrich, Jim Baker, ASA 411 during the Daytona 24 Hours at Daytona International Speedway on February

Background imageOval Collection: International Championship for Makes 1967: Daytona 24 Hours

International Championship for Makes 1967: Daytona 24 Hours
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - FEBRUARY 05: Donna Mae Mims / Suzy Dietrich, Jim Baker, ASA 411 during the Daytona 24 Hours at Daytona International Speedway on February

Background imageOval Collection: Sant'Agostino Altarpiece (Galleani altarpiece), c.1522 (tempera on panel)

Sant'Agostino Altarpiece (Galleani altarpiece), c.1522 (tempera on panel)
8832411 Sant'Agostino Altarpiece (Galleani altarpiece), c.1522 (tempera on panel) by Pancalino, Raffaele De (Raffeale De Rossi) (fl.1514-1573)

Background imageOval Collection: Pitt Stadium, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Pitt Stadium, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Aerial view of the Pitt Stadium, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, full of spectators, with a football game taking place. Date: 1935

Background imageOval Collection: Marsh King / Harry Clarke

Marsh King / Harry Clarke
Illustration of the Marsh Kings daughter in an oval frame

Background imageOval Collection: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their Children

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their Children
Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Prince Consort Albert (1819-1961) and their Family (from top left, going across and then down): Victoria, Princess Royal (Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa)

Background imageOval Collection: Cricket at the Oval

Cricket at the Oval
Lord Harris saving a 4 for the home side during their Test against the Australians at the Oval. England won by 5 wickets

Background imageOval Collection: Mills Bomb No 5 hand grenade, used during World War One

Mills Bomb No 5 hand grenade, used during World War One, 1915. Oval cast iron segmented body with handle and split pin. Marked on base plate with grenade number and maker?s name P B and Company

Background imageOval Collection: Brooklands motor racing track

Brooklands motor racing track. 20th century

Background imageOval Collection: Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)
We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Background imageOval Collection: West Brom Football Team

West Brom Football Team
WEST BROMWICH ALBION The team that beat Preston North End in the FA Cup Final at Kennington Oval, March 24th 1888, by 2-1

Background imageOval Collection: King Ethelred II The Unready

King Ethelred II The Unready
ETHELRED II The Unready King of England (reigned 978-1013 and 1014-1016)

Background imageOval Collection: Oliver Cromwell, c. 1653 (oil on canvas)

Oliver Cromwell, c. 1653 (oil on canvas)
621923 Oliver Cromwell, c.1653 (oil on canvas) by Lely, Peter (1618-80); Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; (add.info.: Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 - 3 September 1658)

Background imageOval Collection: The Year of the Three British Kings - 1936

The Year of the Three British Kings - 1936
The Year of Three British Kings in 1936 - King George V (1865-1936), King Edward VIII (1894-1972) and finally King George VI (1895-1952). Date: 1936

Background imageOval Collection: Percy in Karel Reiszs We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Percy in Karel Reiszs We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)
Karel Reiszs We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Background imageOval Collection: Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Tulane Stadium (known as The Sugar Bowl), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The annual sugar bowl American football game was played here from 1935 onwards. The stadium was demolished in 1979-1980

Background imageOval Collection: Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)
Karel Reiszs We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Background imageOval Collection: Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1

Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1
Oval Trench Art lighter with officers button on either side

Background imageOval Collection: Blackburn Olympic vs. Old Etonians F. A. Cup Final, 1883

Blackburn Olympic vs. Old Etonians F. A. Cup Final, 1883
Engraving showing a number of scenes from the F.A. Cup Final of 1883, played between Blackburn Olympic and the Old Etonians at Kennington Oval, London. The match was won by Blackburn 2-1

Background imageOval Collection: Compton and Edrich leave the Oval pitch, 1953

Compton and Edrich leave the Oval pitch, 1953
Photograph showing the two English batsman, Denis Compton and Bill Edrich, leaving the pitch at the Oval Cricket Ground, London, 19th August 1953

Background imageOval Collection: Thomas Hawksley (1666-1749), Mayor of Nottingham (1715)

Thomas Hawksley (1666-1749), Mayor of Nottingham (1715)
British (English) School Oil on Canvas 76.2 x 63.5

Background imageOval Collection: Blackburn Rovers vs. Notts County F. A. Cup Final, 1891

Blackburn Rovers vs. Notts County F. A. Cup Final, 1891
Engraving of the Football Association Cup Final between Blackburn Rovers and Notts County, played at the Kennington Oval, London, on 21st March 1891. The game was won by Blackburn Rovers 3-1

Background imageOval Collection: Harrys Truman

Harrys Truman
Portrait of Harrys Truman (1884-1972), 33rd President of the United States, 1945-53

Background imageOval Collection: Capability Brown / Oval Pt

Capability Brown / Oval Pt
LANCELOT CAPABILITY BROWN English landscape gardener

Background imageOval Collection: King Canute (Cnut)

King Canute (Cnut)
KING CNUT / CANUTE King of England (1016-35) and Denmark (1018-35)

Background imageOval Collection: Portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1819 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1819 (oil on canvas)
XCF274363 Portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1819 (oil on canvas) by Curran, Amelia (1775-1847); National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; (add.info.: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822); ); British

Background imageOval Collection: Francis Drake / Miniature

Francis Drake / Miniature
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE English admiral and circumnavigator of the world

Background imageOval Collection: King David I of Scotland

King David I of Scotland (reigned 1124-1153), son of Mael Coluim III

Background imageOval Collection: Portrait of Theodosia Ogilvie, 1859 (pastel)

Portrait of Theodosia Ogilvie, 1859 (pastel)
NSW71481 Portrait of Theodosia Ogilvie, 1859 (pastel) by Anonymous; 85.5 x 76 cm; Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales; (add.info)

Background imageOval Collection: Territorial Army camping at Oval cricket ground, WW1

Territorial Army camping at Oval cricket ground, WW1
The Territorial Army camping at the Oval cricket ground in London on the outbreak of the First World War. Date: August 1914

Background imageOval Collection: Jem Mace, Boxer

Jem Mace, Boxer
" Gypsy" Jem Mace (1831 - 1910), English champion and known as the " Father of Modern Boxing"

Background imageOval Collection: Louis Braille / Thiriat

Louis Braille / Thiriat
LOUIS BRAILLE French inventor of system of raised-point writing for the blind

Background imageOval Collection: Hippocrates / Vander Gucht

Hippocrates / Vander Gucht
HIPPOCRATES. Greek medical

Background imageOval Collection: Mary Baker Eddy / Boston

Mary Baker Eddy / Boston
MARY BAKER EDDY Founder of Christian Science: a picture of her from her early days at Boston

Background imageOval Collection: Jrm Chard / Woodbury Photo

Jrm Chard / Woodbury Photo
JOHN ROUSE MERRIOTT CHARD Military, notably at Rorkes Drift

Background imageOval Collection: Deep-Fat Fryer

Deep-Fat Fryer
An oval shaped deep-fat fryer with removable basket for frying fish and chips, or perhaps I should say pomme frites as it is French

Background imageOval Collection: Dr Johnson / Reading / Oval

Dr Johnson / Reading / Oval
Dr Samuel Johnson Writer

Background imageOval Collection: Ww Gull / Cabinet Portrait

Ww Gull / Cabinet Portrait
CHARLES DARWIN English naturalist

Background imageOval Collection: Daniel Earl of Nottingham, c1785. Creator: Unknown

Daniel Earl of Nottingham, c1785. Creator: Unknown
Daniel Earl of Nottingham, c1785. Daniel Earl of Nottingham (1647-1730), English Conservative statesman regarded as an honourable and virtuous man

Background imageOval Collection: Anthony Trollope / Photo

Anthony Trollope / Photo
ANTHONY TROLLOPE English novelist

Background imageOval Collection: CHARLES EVANS HUGHES (1862-1948). American jurist. Steel engraving, c1930

CHARLES EVANS HUGHES (1862-1948). American jurist. Steel engraving, c1930

Background imageOval Collection: Homer / Profile / Chapman

Homer / Profile / Chapman
HOMER Blind Greek poet with the Iliad and the Odyssey below

Background imageOval Collection: Hugo De Groot / Larmessin

Hugo De Groot / Larmessin
HUGO DE GROOT alias HUGO GROTIUS Dutch scholar, humanist and politician

Background imageOval Collection: Richard Burton / Woodbury

Richard Burton / Woodbury
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON Traveller and writer

Background imageOval Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson Sailor

Background imageOval Collection: International Championship for Makes 1968: Daytona 24 Hours

International Championship for Makes 1968: Daytona 24 Hours
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - FEBRUARY 04: Jerry Titus / Ronnie Bucknum, Shelby Racing, Ford Mustang, leads Jerry Grant / Dave Morgan, DX Sunray Oil Co



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"From Pitt Stadium to the Oval: A Journey through Time and Sports" Step into the world of ovals, where history and sports intertwine. In Pennsylvania, USA, stands Pitt Stadium at the University of Pittsburgh - an iconic oval-shaped arena that has witnessed countless thrilling moments on its hallowed grounds. Across the Atlantic Ocean lies another legendary oval - Brooklands motor racing track. Roaring engines and adrenaline-fueled races have echoed around this British circuit for decades, leaving spectators in awe. But it's not just motorsports that find their home within these curved lines. Cricket enthusiasts will instantly recognize "the Oval, " a historic ground where bat meets ball with precision and finesse and has seen unforgettable matches unfold since its inception. Travel back to 1936 when Britain experienced The Year of the Three British Kings. Amidst political changes, sporting events continued to captivate audiences at venues like the Oval, providing solace during uncertain times. Even royalty couldn't resist the allure of ovals. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert often found joy in strolling through gardens shaped like perfect ellipses alongside their beloved children - a testament to how they can enchant even those in high places. In 1953, Compton and Edrich left an indelible mark on cricket history as they departed from the pitch at the Oval after a remarkable performance. Their names forever etched into fans' memories as symbols of excellence within this oval realm. The magic of ovals extends beyond sports; it seeps into cinema too. Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally captured London's vibrant spirit while filming "We Are The Lambeth Boys" (1959) against backdrops adorned with captivating elliptical shapes – reminding us that art finds inspiration in unexpected places. Yet not all associations with they are light-hearted; some carry weighty significance born out of conflict.