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Shaking Hands Collection

"Capturing Moments of Connection: A Tribute to the Art of Shaking Hands" Judy Garland, with her radiant smile and outstretched hand

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Judy Garland, American actress, singer and dancer, in concert at The Talk of the Town

Judy Garland, American actress, singer and dancer, in concert at The Talk of the Town nightclub in London, where she has a five week residency, pictured Thursday 16th January 1969

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Billy Bremner Leeds United captain being presented with the F. A

Billy Bremner Leeds United captain being presented with the F. A
Billy Bremner Leeds United captain being presented with the F.A. Cup by Queen Elizabeth II after their one nil victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup Final. 6th May 1972

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Queen Elizabeth II, Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries)

Queen Elizabeth II, Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) and Leo Sayer attend the Royal Windsor Big Top Show held at Billy Smarts Big Top in Home Park, Windsor

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Winston Churchill, British statesman, World War II, 1939-1945

Winston Churchill, British statesman, World War II, 1939-1945. Churchill (1874-1965), Britains wartime Prime Minister, smiling and smoking a cigar, shakes hands with a soldier

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: The Duke of Gloucester greeted by Councillor H Lazarus, Mayor of Stepney

The Duke of Gloucester greeted by Councillor H Lazarus, Mayor of Stepney, on his arrival to open the Bernard Baron Jewish Settlement, Fairclough Street, London, 30th June 1930

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Legendary English footballer Stanley Matthews as a young boy (left) Circa 1928

Legendary English footballer Stanley Matthews as a young boy (left) Circa 1928

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Fragment of the Panorama of the battle of Rezonville (16th August 1870), 1883 (oil

Fragment of the Panorama of the battle of Rezonville (16th August 1870), 1883 (oil
XIR163422 Fragment of the Panorama of the battle of Rezonville (16th August 1870), 1883 (oil on canvas) by Detaille, Jean-Baptiste Edouard (1848-1912); 180x210 cm; ChAteau de Versailles

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: The Golden Spike Ceremony, 10th May 1869 (b / w photo)

The Golden Spike Ceremony, 10th May 1869 (b / w photo)
PNP246752 The Golden Spike Ceremony, 10th May 1869 (b/w photo) by Savage, Charles Roscoe (1832-1909); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Kirkland Laing (right) seen here with his opponent Colin Jones

Kirkland Laing (right) seen here with his opponent Colin Jones, Laing and Jones will fight at the Whyte and Mackays Whisky Championship at the Wembley Conference Centre, London, 11th March 1980

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Rugby League Cup Final. St. Helens U. Halifax St. Helens wins the Rugby League Cup

Rugby League Cup Final. St. Helens U. Halifax St. Helens wins the Rugby League Cup. Ackerley (Capt. of Halifax) on left, congratulates Prescott (St. Helens Capt) holding cup, after St

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: George Kay and Joe Smith before kick-off, FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, 1923, (1935)

George Kay and Joe Smith before kick-off, FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, 1923, (1935)
George Kay and Joe Smith shake hands before kick-off, FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, 28 April 1923, (1935). George Kay (1891-1954), captain of West Ham United

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: The Opening of the Universal Exhibition by the President of the Republic, Paris, 1900

The Opening of the Universal Exhibition by the President of the Republic, Paris, 1900. The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a worlds fair held in Paris, France

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Southport v. Bradford. February 1931. McConnell of Southport shakes hands with Elwood of

Southport v. Bradford. February 1931. McConnell of Southport shakes hands with Elwood of Bradford. DM17275B

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Speech Day, Swanley College. 1937

Speech Day, Swanley College. 1937

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United football club

Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United football club, shaking hands with businessman & United director Michael Knighton

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: John McGraw, New York, NL & Davis, Philadelphia, AL (baseball), 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

John McGraw, New York, NL & Davis, Philadelphia, AL (baseball), 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
John McGraw, New York, NL & Davis, Philadelphia, AL (baseball), 1911.

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Ward says good by [i.e., goodbye] to Gen. Grant, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Ward says good by [i.e., goodbye] to Gen. Grant, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Ward says good by [i.e., goodbye] to Gen. Grant, 1911. Shows aviator James J. Ward in New York at the start of the Hearst Transcontinental Flight

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Gen. F.D. Grant; Sec'y Stimson, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Gen. F.D. Grant; Sec'y Stimson, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Gen. F.D. Grant; Sec'y Stimson, 1911. Shows General Frederick Dent Grant, commanding officer on Governors Island, greeting Secretary of War Henry I

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Hal Chase, New York, AL and John McGraw, New York, NL (baseball), 1910

Hal Chase, New York, AL and John McGraw, New York, NL (baseball), 1910. Creators: Bain News Service, Hal Chase
Hal Chase, New York, AL and John McGraw, New York, NL (baseball), 1910.

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Johnny Evers, Boston NL and Eddie Plank, Philadelphia AL (baseball), 1914

Johnny Evers, Boston NL and Eddie Plank, Philadelphia AL (baseball), 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
Johnny Evers, Boston NL and Eddie Plank, Philadelphia AL (baseball), 1914. Baseball players on opposing teams; Evers and Plank shaking hands.

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Smokey Joe Wood, Boston AL, & Jeff Tesreau, New York NL (baseball), 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Smokey Joe Wood, Boston AL, & Jeff Tesreau, New York NL (baseball), 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Smokey Joe Wood, Boston AL, & Jeff Tesreau, New York NL (baseball), 1912.

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Harry Wolverton, New York AL, at left and John McGraw, New York NL, at right at the Polo...,1912

Harry Wolverton, New York AL, at left and John McGraw, New York NL, at right at the Polo...,1912
Harry Wolverton, New York AL, at left and John McGraw, New York NL, at right at the Polo Grounds, NY, 1912 (baseball).

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Jack Barrett [i.e., Barnett], Barnum's, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Jack Barrett [i.e., Barnett], Barnum's, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Jack Barrett [i.e., Barnett], Barnum's, between c1910 and c1915. Shows Jack W.C. Barnett (right) who was a performer with the Barnum and Bailey circus.

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Oscar Straus at B. Cochran's [i.e., Cockran], 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Oscar Straus at B. Cochran's [i.e., Cockran], 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Oscar Straus at B. Cochran's [i.e., Cockran], 1912. Shows Oscar Straus (1850-1926), Bull Moose Party candidate for governor of New York in 1912; shaking hands with Mrs. B

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: German officers in N.Y., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

German officers in N.Y., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
German officers in N.Y., between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Elkus and Morgenthau, 1916. Creator: Bain News Service

Elkus and Morgenthau, 1916. Creator: Bain News Service
Elkus and Morgenthau, 1916. Shows U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire Abram I. Elkus (1867-1947), shaking hands with former ambassador Henry Morgenthau (1856-1946).

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Presentation of the Freedom of the City of Glasgow to the Rt. Hon. W.E

Presentation of the Freedom of the City of Glasgow to the Rt. Hon. W.E. Gladstone...City Hall, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Presentation of the Freedom of the City of Glasgow to the Rt. Hon. W.E. Gladstone, in the City Hall, 1865. 'The hall was, of course, filled with spectators in every part...At two o'clock Mr

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Col. Wm. Wallace & Gen. Guglielmotti, Apr 1919. Creator: Bain News Service

Col. Wm. Wallace & Gen. Guglielmotti, Apr 1919. Creator: Bain News Service
Col. Wm. Wallace & Gen. Guglielmotti, Apr 1919. William Arthur Wallace (1867-1945), commander of the 332nd U.S. Infantry Regiment which served on the Italian front during World War I

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: the French Minister receiving Admiral Seymour

The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: the French Minister receiving Admiral Seymour, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: the French Minister receiving Admiral Seymour, 1865. '...the Duke of Somerset and the members of the Board of Admiralty

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: The Elcho Challenge Shield to be shot for by...rifle volunteers at the Wimbledon Meeting, 1865

The Elcho Challenge Shield to be shot for by...rifle volunteers at the Wimbledon Meeting, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Elcho Challenge Shield to be shot for by English and Scotch rifle volunteers at the Wimbledon Meeting, 1865. Designed by Auguste Willms and made by Elkington and Co

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Garibaldi in England: the meeting of Garibaldi and Tennyson at Faringford House, Isle of Wight

Garibaldi in England: the meeting of Garibaldi and Tennyson at Faringford House, Isle of Wight, 1864. Italian hero General Garibaldi at Tennyson's house in Freshwater

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Enlisment during WW I, c.1914-1917 (poster)

Enlisment during WW I, c.1914-1917 (poster)
8698393 Enlisment during WW I, c.1914-1917 (poster); (add.info.: History. United Kingdom. First World War. "Come lad, Step across and help." Poster about the enlisment, United Kingdom)

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: French and Italian customs officers shake hands at the border, early 20th century (postcard)

French and Italian customs officers shake hands at the border, early 20th century (postcard)
PCT5618261 French and Italian customs officers shake hands at the border, early 20th century (postcard) by Unknown photographer

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Three times three (engraving)

Three times three (engraving)
8673122 Three times three (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Three times three)

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Pass Grip of a Mark Master Mason (engraving)

Pass Grip of a Mark Master Mason (engraving)
8673111 Pass Grip of a Mark Master Mason (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pass Grip of a Mark Master Mason)

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Fragment of sarcophagus with scene of dextrarum iunctio, luni marble, National Roman Museum

Fragment of sarcophagus with scene of dextrarum iunctio, luni marble, National Roman Museum, Palazzo Altemps, Rome
6384469 Fragment of sarcophagus with scene of dextrarum iunctio, luni marble, National Roman Museum, Palazzo Altemps, Rome, Italy; Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps, Rome

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: A merry Christmas (colour litho)

A merry Christmas (colour litho)
8635591 A merry Christmas (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A merry Christmas. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Pass grip of a Fellow Craft (engraving)

Pass grip of a Fellow Craft (engraving)
8673099 Pass grip of a Fellow Craft (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pass grip of a Fellow Craft)

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: A B Swales and Tomsky, British and Soviet Russian trade unionists (b/w photo)

A B Swales and Tomsky, British and Soviet Russian trade unionists (b/w photo)
8673320 A B Swales and Tomsky, British and Soviet Russian trade unionists (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A B Swales and Mikhail Tomsky)

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: French postcard with floral elements, 1900

French postcard with floral elements, 1900
3665720 French postcard with floral elements, 1900 by French School, (20th century); (add.info.: French postcard with floral elements 1900.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: King Albert I and General Ferdinand Foch, 1914-15 (b/w photo)

King Albert I and General Ferdinand Foch, 1914-15 (b/w photo)
XEE4168913 King Albert I and General Ferdinand Foch, 1914-15 (b/w photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: First World War (1914-1918): King Albert I (1875-1934) visited General Ferdinand Foch

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Exchanging hand shakes, 1892

Exchanging hand shakes, 1892
3479448 Exchanging hand shakes, 1892; (add.info.: Illustration of shows two males and a female exchanging hand shakes. From the Quiver, London, 1892.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Real grip of a Fellow Craft (engraving)

Real grip of a Fellow Craft (engraving)
8673200 Real grip of a Fellow Craft (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Real grip of a Fellow Craft)

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Past Master's grip (engraving)

Past Master's grip (engraving)
8673151 Past Master's grip (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Past Master's grip)

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Real Grip of a Master Mason (engraving)

Real Grip of a Master Mason (engraving)
8673108 Real Grip of a Master Mason (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Real Grip of a Master Mason)

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: The grip of an Entered Apprentice (engraving)

The grip of an Entered Apprentice (engraving)
8673094 The grip of an Entered Apprentice (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The grip of an Entered Apprentice)

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Pass Grip of a Master Mason (engraving)

Pass Grip of a Master Mason (engraving)
8673201 Pass Grip of a Master Mason (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pass Grip of a Master Mason)

Background imageShaking Hands Collection: Grip of a Most Excellent Master (engraving)

Grip of a Most Excellent Master (engraving)
8673119 Grip of a Most Excellent Master (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Grip of a Most Excellent Master)



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"Capturing Moments of Connection: A Tribute to the Art of Shaking Hands" Judy Garland, with her radiant smile and outstretched hand, embraces her adoring fans during a mesmerizing concert at The Talk of the Town. Billy Bremner, the esteemed Leeds United captain, graciously accepts the F. A presentation as he firmly shakes hands with pride and determination. In a timeless black and white photograph from 1869, The Golden Spike Ceremony immortalizes the historic moment when two hands united to complete America's transcontinental railroad. Kirkland Laing exudes sportsmanship as he respectfully shakes hands with his opponent Colin Jones before stepping into the boxing ring for an unforgettable match. St. Helens emerges victorious in the Rugby League Cup Final as their players exchange heartfelt handshakes with Halifax after an intense battle on the field. A young Stanley Matthews extends his tiny hand in anticipation of greatness, foreshadowing his legendary career that would grace English football for decades to come. Through a captivating oil painting capturing fragments of history, we witness soldiers shaking hands amidst chaos during the Battle of Rezonville in 1870 – a poignant reminder of humanity's resilience even in times of war. Speech Day at Swanley College becomes an occasion for camaraderie and celebration as students proudly shake hands while embarking on new journeys towards knowledge and success in 1937. Southport's McConnell shares a sincere handshake with Bradford's Elwood on a chilly February day in 1931 – an emblematic display of respect between rivals on the football pitch. The Duke of Gloucester is warmly greeted by Stepney's Mayor Lazarus through a firm handshake, symbolizing unity and mutual respect between royalty and local leadership.