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"Smith: A Multifaceted Journey Through Time and Culture" From geological maps to Olympic protests, the name Smith has left an indelible mark on history

Background imageSmith Collection: OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right)

OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute during the medal ceremonies at the Olympic Games in Mexico City

Background imageSmith Collection: IROQUOIS CREATION MYTH. Sky Woman. A depiction of the Iroquois creation myth

IROQUOIS CREATION MYTH. Sky Woman. A depiction of the Iroquois creation myth. Oil on canvas, 1936, by Ernest Smith

Background imageSmith Collection: William Smith Geological Map

William Smith Geological Map

Background imageSmith Collection: KENNEDY / NIXON DEBATE, 1960. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

KENNEDY / NIXON DEBATE, 1960. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, debating Richard M
KENNEDY/NIXON DEBATE, 1960. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, debating Richard M. Nixon on television during the 1960 Presidential Campaign, moderated by Howard K. Smith

Background imageSmith Collection: Wartime Toby jugs, WW1

Wartime Toby jugs, WW1
Advertisement for Soane & Smith of Oxford Street, promoting their range of Toby jugs based on wartime leaders, principally Sir David Beatty, Sir Douglas Haig, Lord Jellicoe, Marshal Joffre

Background imageSmith Collection: SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight

SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight
SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Walker Smith, Jr. Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight against Carmen Basilio, 1957

Background imageSmith Collection: Blacksmiths outside their forge

Blacksmiths outside their forge
A superb photograph of six Blacksmiths and coachbuilders posing for a photograph outside their forge/workshop, each holding the tools of their trade

Background imageSmith Collection: Huddersfield Town FC football team 1922-1923

Huddersfield Town FC football team 1922-1923
Huddersfield Town FC football team c 1922-1923. Back row: Walter, Wood, Slade, Cowell, Barkas, Brough. Smith. Third row: Chaplin (Trainer), Marlow, Stentiford, Wilson, Goodier, Goodall, Cawthorne

Background imageSmith Collection: A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797

A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797. Engraved by Thomas Harris
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 45 S

Background imageSmith Collection: VIRGINIA MAP, 1612. Captain John Smiths map of Virginia, 1612

VIRGINIA MAP, 1612. Captain John Smiths map of Virginia, 1612

Background imageSmith Collection: Rocky Marciano (left) defending his heavyweight title in a fight against Ezzard Charles at Yankee

Rocky Marciano (left) defending his heavyweight title in a fight against Ezzard Charles at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx
MARCIANO & CHARLES, 1954. Rocky Marciano (left) defending his heavyweight title in a fight against Ezzard Charles at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City, 17 June 1954

Background imageSmith Collection: Inside the clock face of Big Ben, Palace of Westminster, London, c1905

Inside the clock face of Big Ben, Palace of Westminster, London, c1905. Photo published in Parliament Past and Present by Arnold Wright and Philip Smith, (London, c1905)

Background imageSmith Collection: Map of Bermuda (colour engraving)

Map of Bermuda (colour engraving)
XCF285171 Map of Bermuda (colour engraving) by English School; Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageSmith Collection: The Iron Forge Viewed from Without, c. 1770s (oil on canvas)

The Iron Forge Viewed from Without, c. 1770s (oil on canvas)
BAL16108 The Iron Forge Viewed from Without, c.1770s (oil on canvas) by Wright of Derby, Joseph (1734-97); 105x140 cm; State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; English, out of copyright

Background imageSmith Collection: West Indies Cricket Team - 1957 Tour - Signatures

West Indies Cricket Team - 1957 Tour - Signatures
The West Indies Cricket Team - Tour of England 1957. Featured are the brilliant (Sir) Garfield (Gary) Sobers, Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes, (Sir) Wesley Winfield Hall and Sonny Ramadhin

Background imageSmith Collection: Goldilocks / Willcox Smith

Goldilocks / Willcox Smith
Goldilocks gives three teddy bears a talking-to

Background imageSmith Collection: Sopwith Camel

Sopwith Camel
Royal Flying Corps Rfc Sopwith Camel Cockpit with Vickers 7.7 Mm Machine-Gun and Instruments Date: 1910s

Background imageSmith Collection: Sopwith Camel 2F-1

Sopwith Camel 2F-1
Major Graham Donald Wearing Shorts Standing with 66 Sqn Royal Airforce RAF Sopwith Camel 2F-1 Navalised Version Fitted with a Synchronised Vickers 0.303-Inch Machine-Gun Parked at Lemnos

Background imageSmith Collection: Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem

Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem
Photograph: Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem. Taken by Sgt D M Smith, Army Film and Photographic Unit, Arnhem, 17 Sep 1944

Background imageSmith Collection: Herm, Channel Islands, Blacksmiths Cottage, La Rosiere Steps

Herm, Channel Islands, Blacksmiths Cottage, La Rosiere Steps
Blacksmiths Cottage and La Rosiere Steps at Herm (Haerme) - one of the Channel Islands and part of the Parish of St Peter Port in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSmith Collection: Bolton Wanderers FC football team 1935

Bolton Wanderers FC football team 1935. Back row: Goslin, Atkinson, Smith, Jones, Finney (Captain), Taylor. Front row: Taylor, Eastham, Milsom, Westwood, Cook. 1935

Background imageSmith Collection: Blacksmith at White Hart, Petworth - July 1939

Blacksmith at White Hart, Petworth - July 1939
Horse and handler with blacksmith filing front hoof. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N18447

Background imageSmith Collection: Advertisement for W H Smith

Advertisement for W H Smith -- newsboy on an enamel sign. circa 1925

Background imageSmith Collection: Blackpool FC football team 1936

Blackpool FC football team 1936. Back row: Hall, Cardwell (Captain), Smith, Dougall, Roxburgh, Watson, Wallace, Witham. Third row: Hampson, Davidson, Carter, Reeday, Jones, Jones, Watson, Finan

Background imageSmith Collection: Leamington Spa Pump Room

Leamington Spa Pump Room
The Royal Pump Room and Baths, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, were designed and built by C.S. Smith of Warwick and were opened in July 1814. Date: opened 1814

Background imageSmith Collection: William Smiths geological map

William Smiths geological map
Part of William Smiths geological map of Great Britain, published in 1815

Background imageSmith Collection: SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER. Smith & Wessons hammerless safety revolver. Line engraving, 19th century

SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER. Smith & Wessons hammerless safety revolver. Line engraving, 19th century

Background imageSmith Collection: BOSTON MAP, 1722. Engraved facsimile by George G. Smith, 1835, of a map of Boston, Massachusetts

BOSTON MAP, 1722. Engraved facsimile by George G. Smith, 1835, of a map of Boston, Massachusetts, by John Bonner, first printed in 1722, showing changes in the citys topography through 1769

Background imageSmith Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background imageSmith Collection: Commander E. Smith, Captain of the Titanic

Commander E. Smith, Captain of the Titanic
COMMANDER EDWARD. J SMITH Captain of the ill-fated Titanic. Commander Smith was a highly regarded and experienced captain who had worked on a number of White Star Liners before captaining

Background imageSmith Collection: Allied D-Day Commanders

Allied D-Day Commanders
The Allied general staff for the invasion - Air Marshal Tedder, gen. Bradley, Eisenhower, Admiral Ramsay, Leigh-Mallory, Montgomery, lt.gen. Biddle Smith

Background imageSmith Collection: Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams
ABIGAIL ADAMS nee Smith. American writer and wife of John Adams, 2nd President of the United States

Background imageSmith Collection: 3rd Hussars, Infantry and Light Infantry, Kings German Legi

3rd Hussars, Infantry and Light Infantry, Kings German Legion. Aquatint by J C Stadler after Charles Hamilton Smith. From Charles Hamilton Smiths Costumes of the Army of the British Empire

Background imageSmith Collection: Crew inspection of the Vickers Vimy

Crew inspection of the Vickers Vimy selected for the England to Australia flight. In the front from left: Capt Ross Smith, Lt Keith Smith and Sgt W.H. (Wally) Shiers. In the rear cockpit is J.M

Background imageSmith Collection: Blacksmith shoeing a Metropolitan Police horse

Blacksmith shoeing a Metropolitan Police horse
A blacksmith shoeing a Metropolitan Police horse. There are discarded horseshoes on the floor, and more hanging from a rack on the wall. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageSmith Collection: Interior of the Forge, 1837 (oil on canvas)

Interior of the Forge, 1837 (oil on canvas)
XIR154717 Interior of the Forge, 1837 (oil on canvas) by Parran, Rosine (fl.1831-39); 65x53 cm; Musee des Beaux-Arts, Angers, France; French, out of copyright

Background imageSmith Collection: Arum dioscoridis

Arum dioscoridis
Engraving by George Sowerby from original watercolour by Ferdinand Bauer, published in Flora graeca 10 (1840) by James Edward Smith

Background imageSmith Collection: SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). The Theory of Moral

SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). The Theory of Moral
" SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). " The Theory of Moral Sentiments". Half-title with portrait of the author. Published in 1809. Engraving. SPAIN. Barcelona

Background imageSmith Collection: SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). Oil on canvas

SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). Oil on canvas

Background imageSmith Collection: Portrait of a blacksmith at work, town of Axoum (Axum) (Aksum), Tigre region

Portrait of a blacksmith at work, town of Axoum (Axum) (Aksum), Tigre region, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageSmith Collection: Captain Cook / M Smith

Captain Cook / M Smith
JAMES COOK Explorer

Background imageSmith Collection: Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith 1897-1935

Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith 1897-1935
Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, 1897-1935. This photo is regarded by his family as the best and most typical ever taken of Smithy. Date: 1935

Background imageSmith Collection: Kelloways Stone

Kelloways Stone

Background imageSmith Collection: Horace Walpole / Smith 10

Horace Walpole / Smith 10
HORACE (HORATIO) WALPOLE 4TH EARL OF ORFORD English man of letters at the age of ten

Background imageSmith Collection: ADAM SMITH

ADAM SMITH Economist and philosopher

Background imageSmith Collection: Lady Milford Haven and Gloria Vanderbilt at Antibes

Lady Milford Haven and Gloria Vanderbilt at Antibes
Nada Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven (1896 1963) seen at the back of this picture with Lady Bower Smith and Gloria Vanderbilt

Background imageSmith Collection: Harlequin flower, Sparaxis variegata

Harlequin flower, Sparaxis variegata (Variegated flowered synnotia, Synnotia variegata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell after Edwin Dalton Smith from John Lindley

Background imageSmith Collection: Street Walkers, 1786. Artist: Benjamin Smith

Street Walkers, 1786. Artist: Benjamin Smith
Street Walkers, 1786. A fashionably dressed man walking from Old Bond Street into Piccadilly encountering a courtesan



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"Smith: A Multifaceted Journey Through Time and Culture" From geological maps to Olympic protests, the name Smith has left an indelible mark on history. William Smith's Geological Map revolutionized our understanding of the Earth's layers, unveiling its hidden secrets. In 1968, during the Olympic Games in Mexico City, American runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos made a powerful statement by raising their fists in a Black Power salute during the medal ceremonies. Australian Peter Norman stood in solidarity with them, wearing an OPHR badge. Delving into ancient mythology, we encounter Sky Woman from the Iroquois creation myth. Her tale reminds us of our interconnectedness with nature and the origins of life itself. During WW1, Wartime Toby jugs served as both mementos and reminders of sacrifice on battlefields far away. These ceramic treasures hold stories that echo through time. A glimpse into history takes us to Sheffield in 1797 when W. Fairbank meticulously drew a plan of this Yorkshire town engraved by Thomas Harris. It captures a moment frozen forever within ink lines. Sugar Ray Robinson's fierce determination shines through as he battles his opponent during a boxing match. His skill and resilience have made him an icon for generations to come. The inner workings of Big Ben reveal intricate machinery that keeps time ticking at the Palace of Westminster in London since c1905—a symbol not only for punctuality but also for British heritage. On Herm Island in Channel Islands stands Blacksmiths Cottage amidst La Rosiere Steps—an embodiment of craftsmanship passed down through generations—forging connections between past and present. Blacksmiths themselves stand outside their forge—a testament to their dedication to shaping metal into functional artistry while preserving age-old traditions alive today. Captain John Smith's map of Virginia from 1612 offers insights into early exploration efforts—the cartographic representation marking new frontiers discovered by intrepid adventurers seeking fortune or a new beginning.