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"Unleashing the Power: Sportsmen Showcasing Skill and Passion" Hockey - Footwork, Dribbling, and Passing demonstrated with finesse on the icy battleground

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Hockey - Footwork, Dribbling and Passing demonstrated

Hockey - Footwork, Dribbling and Passing demonstrated. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Aston Villa v Sunderland, 1893 (colour litho)

Aston Villa v Sunderland, 1893 (colour litho)
NFM315008 Aston Villa v Sunderland, 1893 (colour litho) by Hemy, Thomas Marie Madawaska (1852-1937) (after); National Football Museum, Manchester, UK; eNational Football Museum; English

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Billy Bancroft, Welsh international rugby player

Billy Bancroft, Welsh international rugby player
William John Billy Bancroft (1871-1959), Welsh-born international rugby player who played for Swansea and Wales. He also played county cricket for Glamorgan. 1890s

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Jack Johnson in a boxing match

Jack Johnson in a boxing match
Jack Johnson (1878-1946), nicknamed the Galveston Giant, African-American world heavyweight champion boxer, 1908-1915, standing at the ropes in a boxing match with an unidentified opponent

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer

Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer
Eric Liddell, the 400m gold medallist at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, crowned and chaired at Edinburgh University where he had studied science

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Fred Archer

Fred Archer
FREDERICK JAMES ARCHER (1857 - 1886). Phenomenally successful jockey from the 1860s to the 1880s. Committed suicide after death of his wife, and owing to ill- health through excessive diet

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Roger Bannister breaking the tape to become the first man to run a mile in four minutes

Roger Bannister breaking the tape to become the first man to run a mile in four minutes (b / w photo)
5999311 Roger Bannister breaking the tape to become the first man to run a mile in four minutes (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Steve Donoghue by W. Smithson Broadhead

Steve Donoghue by W. Smithson Broadhead
Steve Donoghue (1884-1945), leading flat race jockey of the 1920s, pictured in a portrait by W. Smithson Broadhead specially commissioned by The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Golf Clubs & Golfers - Harewood Downs by Mel

Golf Clubs & Golfers - Harewood Downs by Mel
The Harewood Downs Golf Club pictured by caricaturist Mel and featuring W. E. Stewart, J. A. B. Davidson, Jock Watt, Sir Herbert Wright, Dr. H. J. Henderson, M.C. A. E

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Summers day scene of cricket in Priory Park, Chichester

Summers day scene of cricket in Priory Park, Chichester
Charity cricket match, 12 August 1956. Spectators sat on the banks of the city wall viewing the game. Chichester Cathedral spire visible in the background Chichester Photographic Collection West

Background imageSportsmen Collection: West Auckland football team

West Auckland football team - they beat Juventus in 1910 and 1911. 1910

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Drumcree, 1911. Creator: Unknown

Drumcree, 1911. Creator: Unknown
Drumcree, 1911. Portrait of racehorse Drumcree, winner of the 1903 Grand National, ridden by Percy Woodland. From " British Sports and Sportsmen: Racing Coursing and Steeplechasing"

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Moifaa, 1911. Creator: Unknown

Moifaa, 1911. Creator: Unknown
Moifaa, 1911. Portrait of Moifaa, a New Zealand-bred racehorse who won the 1904 Grand National by eight lengths. Moifaa had travelled from New Zealand

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Travel poster advertising winter sports in Arlberg, Austra, c1910

Travel poster advertising winter sports in Arlberg, Austra, c1910. Private Collection

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Rowing crew photograph, 1911

Rowing crew photograph, 1911
Rowing crew from Cambridge University posing for a team photograph with a trophy. Date: 1911

Background imageSportsmen Collection: A Subtle Competition by H. M. Bateman, golfing fashion

A Subtle Competition by H. M. Bateman, golfing fashion
Cartoon by the master of social satire, H. M. Bateman showing two men in competition to wear a series of increasingly outrageous golf outfits

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Texas Longhorns with steer mascot, USA

Texas Longhorns with steer mascot, USA
Texas Longhorns (American football team) with their mascot Big Boy, a Longhorn steer), Austin, Texas, USA. Date: 1941

Background imageSportsmen Collection: John Biglin in a Single Scull, ca. 1873. Creator: Thomas Eakins

John Biglin in a Single Scull, ca. 1873. Creator: Thomas Eakins
John Biglin in a Single Scull, ca. 1873

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Ks Ranjitsinhji and C B Fry, cricketers

Ks Ranjitsinhji and C B Fry, cricketers
The leading batsmen of the year in 1901, cricketers K.S. Ranjitsinhji (1872-1933) and C.B. Fry (Charles Burgess Fry 1872-1956)

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Silhouette of Hurlingham Club House and polo players

Silhouette of Hurlingham Club House and polo players
Silhouette of the Hurlingham Club House and five polo players on horseback

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Some English lawn tennis players

Some English lawn tennis players
A group of English tennis players. From left at top: E. d S. H. Browne, Rev. J. T. Hartley (Wimbledon Champion 1879, 1880), C. W. Grinstead, Miss Maud Watson (Lady Champion, 1884), H. F

Background imageSportsmen Collection: John Devey, footballer and cricketer

John Devey, footballer and cricketer
John Henry George Jack Devey (1866-1940), footballer for West Bromwich Albion, Mitchells St George s, Aston Villa and England, and a first-class cricketer for Warwickshire. 1890s

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Ahmed Madrali

Ahmed Madrali, Turkish wrestler known as the Terrible Turk, pictured on the front cover of The Tatler in 1904 after losing a match for the world wrestling championship at Olympia against the Russian

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Middlesex Cricket Team, 1898

Middlesex Cricket Team, 1898. 1898

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Harlequins Rugby Team

Harlequins Rugby Team: Hindley, Phillipps, Hunt, Clarke, Hill, Whittaker, Surtees, Cipriani, Pauk, Peech, Wood, Wells, Susmann, Saward, Wells. 1890s

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Rugby in the Mud, Lerryn, St Veep, Cornwall. March 1993

Rugby in the Mud, Lerryn, St Veep, Cornwall. March 1993

Background imageSportsmen Collection: At the Races, c1866-1868, (1937). Creator: Edgar Degas

At the Races, c1866-1868, (1937). Creator: Edgar Degas
At the Races, c1866-1868, (1937). The Parade, or Race Horses in front of the Stands. Painting in the Musee d Orsay, Paris. From " The Impressionists" by Wilhelm Uhde

Background imageSportsmen Collection: William Eldon Tucker, rugby player

William Eldon Tucker, rugby player
William Eldon Tucker (1872-1953), Bermuda-born rugby union player for Cambridge University, St Georges Hospital, Blackheath and England. He later qualified as a medical doctor. 1890s

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Arthur J Gould, Welsh rugby player

Arthur J Gould, Welsh rugby player
Arthur J Gould (1864-1919), Captain of Newport Rugby FC and Welsh International rugby union player. 1890s

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Frank Wykoff at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic stadium

Frank Wykoff at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic stadium
Frank Clifford Wyckoff (1909 1980) was an American athlete and triple gold medal winner in 4x100 m relay at the Olympic Games in 1924, 1928 and 1932

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Boxer at rest, 1st century BC, (bronze)

Boxer at rest, 1st century BC, (bronze)
7129787 Boxer at rest, 1st century BC, (bronze) by Greek school, (1st century BC); Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: Boxer at rest, original greek bronze of the first century BC)

Background imageSportsmen Collection: British jockeys, 1934, (1935). Creator: Unknown

British jockeys, 1934, (1935). Creator: Unknown
British jockeys, 1934, (1935). Steve Donoghue, Joe Childs, Fred Fox, and Brownie Carslake (who was Australian). Donoghue and Childs celebrated their fiftieth birthday in 1934

Background imageSportsmen Collection: James F Byrne, rugby player and cricketer

James F Byrne, rugby player and cricketer
James Frederick Byrne (1871-1954), rugby player for England and the British and Irish Lions, and first-class cricketer for Warwickshire (captain). 1890s

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Bob Fitzsimmons v Peter Felix in heavyweight boxing match

Bob Fitzsimmons v Peter Felix in heavyweight boxing match
Bob Fitzsimmons (1863-1917), British boxer, v Peter Felix (1866-1926), Australian boxer, in a heavyweight match -- Fitzsimmons met Felix

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Walter Hagen, American professional golfer

Walter Hagen, American professional golfer
Walter Charles Hagen (1892-1969), American professional golfer, seen here at Royal Lytham St Annes golf course on 24 June 1926. Date: 1926

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Victorian Otter Hunt

Victorian Otter Hunt
Victorian sportsmen hunting otters with the help of Otterhounds

Background imageSportsmen Collection: England World Cup winners, West Ham players

England World Cup winners, West Ham players, Martin Peters, Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, with the Jules Rimet Trophy. Date: 1966

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Yorkshire, The Champion County Cricket Team 1919

Yorkshire, The Champion County Cricket Team 1919
The champion county cricket team of the 1919 season. Date: 1919

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Jack Dempsey just before defeating Jess Willard

Jack Dempsey just before defeating Jess Willard in a boxing match

Background imageSportsmen Collection: The Australian Cricket Team 1890

The Australian Cricket Team 1890. 1890

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Blackheath Rugby Team

Blackheath Rugby Team: Latter, Carpmael, Stokes, Lohden, Spurling, Tarbutt, Dixon, Rigby, Finlinson, De Winton, Fegan, Maud, Thomson, Harris, Maturin, Cope, Cattell, Wilson. 1890s

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Lords and Gentlemen of Surrey and Kent Playing Cricket at Knole Park, Kent, 1775, 1947

Lords and Gentlemen of Surrey and Kent Playing Cricket at Knole Park, Kent, 1775, 1947
Lords and Gentlemen of Surrey and Kent Playing Cricket at Knole Park, Kent, 1775, (1947). Cricket match in the grounds of a stately home near Sevenoaks

Background imageSportsmen Collection: A Cricket Match at Christchurch Priory, Hampshire, 1850, (1947). Creator: Unknown

A Cricket Match at Christchurch Priory, Hampshire, 1850, (1947). Creator: Unknown
A Cricket Match at Christchurch Priory, Hampshire, 1850, (1947). Spectators watching a match on Stanpit Marsh outside the town of Christchurch, (now in Dorset)

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Mr W H P Jenkins, 1911. Creator: Unknown

Mr W H P Jenkins, 1911. Creator: Unknown
Mr W H P Jenkins, 1911. Portrait of British amateur jockey William Henry Philips Jenkins (1842-1916) who began steeplechase riding while studying at Merton College, Oxford

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Prince Hatzfeldt and Ascetics Silver, 1911. Creator: Unknown

Prince Hatzfeldt and Ascetics Silver, 1911. Creator: Unknown
Prince Hatzfeldt and Ascetics Silver, 1911. Portrait of German racehorse owner Franz Edmund Joseph Gabriel Vitus Hatzfeldt

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Hacklers Pride, c1860, (1911)

Hacklers Pride, c1860, (1911). From British Sports and Sportsmen Part 1. [British Sports and Sportsmen, London, 1911]

Background imageSportsmen Collection: A Rakes Progress - 2: The Levee, 1733. Artist: William Hogarth

A Rakes Progress - 2: The Levee, 1733. Artist: William Hogarth
A Rakes Progress - 2: The Levee, 1733. Tom holds a morning reception at his new palatial town lodgings. Vistors offer their services: a jockey, a dancing-master (with violin)

Background imageSportsmen Collection: Yorkshire Rugby County Football Team, 1894-95

Yorkshire Rugby County Football Team, 1894-95: Hirst (Hon Sec), Donaldson, Barraclough, Nowell, Riley, Walton, Millar (President), Broadley, Arnold, Toothill (Captain), Jackson, Dobson, Firth, Riley



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"Unleashing the Power: Sportsmen Showcasing Skill and Passion" Hockey - Footwork, Dribbling, and Passing demonstrated with finesse on the icy battleground. Billy Bancroft, the formidable Welsh international rugby player, leaving opponents in awe with his sheer strength and agility. Jack Johnson's boxing match unfolds as he dances like a butterfly and stings like a bee, displaying unmatched technique and resilience. Eric Liddell's radiant smile lights up Edinburgh University as he celebrates his triumphant Olympic victory. Fred Archer, an epitome of grace and precision, effortlessly guiding his horse towards another glorious triumph on the racetrack. Winter sports enthusiasts flock to Arlberg, Austria in 1910 for thrilling adventures amidst breathtaking snowy landscapes. Mel captures golf clubs swinging through Harewood Downs' lush green fairways – a perfect harmony between man and nature. A picturesque summer day at Priory Park witnesses cricket players engaging in friendly competition while basking in warm sunlight. John Biglin glides across calm waters in his single scull boat; Thomas Eakins immortalizes this serene moment of rowing mastery from 1873. Drumcree's spirited atmosphere reverberates through time captured by an unknown photographer in 1911 – showcasing unity through sport despite differences. Moifaa takes center stage under unknown creator's lens in 1911 – symbolizing Polynesian culture intertwining with sporting excellence during yacht races. From hockey to rugby, boxing to rowing—these sportsmen embody dedication, skillfulness, and unwavering passion that transcends time itself.