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"Embarking on a Journey: From Siena's Palio to Saratoga Race Course" In the heart of Siena, Italy

Background imageStarting Collection: The Palio, Siena, Italy

The Palio, Siena, Italy
The Palio - a spectacular (if rather dangerous for riders and spectators) horse race, run round the Piazza del Campo in Siena

Background imageStarting Collection: Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA

Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA
Jockeys and their horses, including War Admiral, approaching the Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA. Date: 1939

Background imageStarting Collection: The Fountain, Wilton, Wiltshire - Inauguration ceremony

The Fountain, Wilton, Wiltshire - Inauguration ceremony. The large circular water trough and fountain sit beside the A30, now just inside the River Wylye recreation field

Background imageStarting Collection: Swiss Mountain Railway

Swiss Mountain Railway
The Swiss have more mountains than most people - and more railways to carry you up them. This is the electric rack- railway of Gernergrat, starting at Zermatt

Background imageStarting Collection: Poster, Exide, The Long Life Car Battery

Poster, Exide, The Long Life Car Battery, needs no handle to its name. circa 1945

Background imageStarting Collection: Bookmaker - Turf Accountant - James Dowsett

Bookmaker - Turf Accountant - James Dowsett of 38 Duke Street, Brighton. circa 1950s

Background imageStarting Collection: Shrove Tuesday Football Match, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 1846

Shrove Tuesday Football Match, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 1846
Engraving showing the traditional game of football, played on Shrove Tuesday, in the marketplace of Kingston-Upon-Thames. This match was played between the Thames-Street Club and the Townsend team

Background imageStarting Collection: 1903-Trouble; 1930-Reliability: The Motor cars wonderful ad

1903-Trouble; 1930-Reliability: The Motor cars wonderful ad
Six photographs illustrating the development of the motor car over a period of 27 years starting with the old Siddeley of 1903 next to its latest descendant of the time

Background imageStarting Collection: Motocross Scramblers

Motocross Scramblers
Muddy bikers revving up their engines between the starting strings at a Motocross scrambling race. Date: 1980s

Background imageStarting Collection: Muybridge - Running

Muybridge - Running
sequences of an athlete starting to run

Background imageStarting Collection: Sheepdog Trials

Sheepdog Trials. Bringing in the sheep, starting the dog, driving the sheep and finally trying to get them into the pen

Background imageStarting Collection: Myth / Icarus by Richmond

Myth / Icarus by Richmond
Icarus starting out on his flight

Background imageStarting Collection: Back View Of Car With Just Married Sign

Back View Of Car With Just Married Sign
UNITED STATES - Circa 1930s: Back View Of Car With Just Married Sign. (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Background imageStarting Collection: Amelia Earhart; Wilmer Stultz (r) and Louis Gordon

Amelia Earhart; Wilmer Stultz (r) and Louis Gordon
Amelia Earhart, centre; Wilmer Stultz, pilot, right; and Louis Gordon, co-pilot. Burry Port, Wales, after their non-stop flight from Newfoundland starting on 17 June 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageStarting Collection: The Town of San Gimignano, Italy, 1944

The Town of San Gimignano, Italy, 1944
Photograph showing the eleventh-century hill-top town of San Gimignano, near Siena, Italy, prior to July 1944. Later that month the Illustrated London News reported that a German artillery

Background imageStarting Collection: The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in race for Scotch

The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in race for Scotch
The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in a race for the First Prize of a bottle of Scotch Whisky! Date: 1916

Background imageStarting Collection: Muybridge - Walk and Run

Muybridge - Walk and Run
man walking - and starting to run

Background imageStarting Collection: Tabard Inn, Southwark

Tabard Inn, Southwark
Southwark: the Tabard Inn as it looked in 1810: several centuries earlier, Chaucers pilgrims left for Canterbury from here

Background imageStarting Collection: An Italian automotive triumph (colour litho)

An Italian automotive triumph (colour litho)
2809318 An Italian automotive triumph (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: An Italian automotive triumph)

Background imageStarting Collection: Christmas morning swim in the Serpentine

Christmas morning swim in the Serpentine
Page from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News featuring various sketches of the Christmas morning swimming handicap in the Serpentine in Hyde Park

Background imageStarting Collection: Chamberlain Clock in Birmingham

Chamberlain Clock in Birmingham
The Chamberlain Clock, Birmingham, erected to commemorate Joseph Chamberlains tour of South Africa 1902-3 after the end of the Second Boer War

Background imageStarting Collection: The National Rifle Association at Bisley (b / w photo)

The National Rifle Association at Bisley (b / w photo)
1063531 The National Rifle Association at Bisley (b/w photo) by English photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The National Rifle Association at Bisley)

Background imageStarting Collection: The Milan Automobile Week, Departure of the competitors for the Italian Grand Prix Vetturette

The Milan Automobile Week, Departure of the competitors for the Italian Grand Prix Vetturette (colour litho)
2809135 The Milan Automobile Week, Departure of the competitors for the Italian Grand Prix Vetturette (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageStarting Collection: Starting the days war - the Gudeli Track, WW1

Starting the days war - the Gudeli Track, WW1
The Surrey Yeomanry on the Struma Valley Front, Salonika 1917-1918. Starting the days war - the Gudeli Track. By Frank Algernon Stewart (1877-1945). 1917-1918

Background imageStarting Collection: A la manivelle (Starting Up). Female engineering worker. Artist A Samokhvalov, 1934

A la manivelle (Starting Up). Female engineering worker. Artist A Samokhvalov, 1934

Background imageStarting Collection: Cohens Full Cream Dairy van, Birmingham

Cohens Full Cream Dairy van, Birmingham
Cohens Full Cream Dairy van, a Ford van shaped like a milk churn, Victoria, Birmingham. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStarting Collection: Start of a Womens Sledging Competition

Start of a Womens Sledging Competition
Start of a Womens Luge (Sledging) Competition at the Hotel Bristol in the Territet Suburb of Montreux Switzerland. Date: 1909

Background imageStarting Collection: Ernest Willows and his mechanic, W Goodden

Ernest Willows and his mechanic, W Goodden
Ernest Willows and his mechanic, W. Goodden, starting at Wormwood Scrubs on the flight to Paris in the Willows No3 City of Cardiff airship on 4 November 1910

Background imageStarting Collection: Family / Grace before Meal

Family / Grace before Meal
Papa, mama, son and two daughters say grace before starting to eat

Background imageStarting Collection: Startline at the World Championships, Red Sea, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Startline at the World Championships, Red Sea, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageStarting Collection: London Museum 1914

London Museum 1914
Starting life in 1911 in Kensington Palace, this Museum moves in 1914 to these premises at Lancaster House, St James, before going back to Kensington Palace after WW2

Background imageStarting Collection: Sailing yachts cross start line. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Sailing yachts cross start line. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Sailing yachts cross start line

Background imageStarting Collection: TakeOff

TakeOff
Marcel Egger

Background imageStarting Collection: Hiller YH-32 Hornet 55-4963

Hiller YH-32 Hornet 55-4963
United States Army - Hiller YH-32-UH Hornet 55-4963 (msn 7), at an air display on a US Naval Air Station, (note the single-bladed tail-rotor and the hand-held starting engine)

Background imageStarting Collection: Motor car racing at Goodwood. Cars on the starting grid before the race

Motor car racing at Goodwood. Cars on the starting grid before the race. Chichester, West Sussex. June 1960 M4348-001

Background imageStarting Collection: Group of children lining-up on the starting line for a race

Group of children lining-up on the starting line for a race
Sunny Snaps postcard showing a group of children lining-up on the starting line for a running race - South Coast holiday Camp resort. Date: 1936

Background imageStarting Collection: Sikorsky S-51, G-AKCU, of BEA, which inugurated the fir?

Sikorsky S-51, G-AKCU, of BEA, which inugurated the fir?
Sikorsky S-51, G-AKCU, of BEA, which inugurated the first helicopter-operated public mail service in the UK on 1 June 1948, starting from Peterborough. Date: 1948

Background imageStarting Collection: Regimental Sports - 27th Inniskillings, Tianjin, China

Regimental Sports - 27th Inniskillings, Tianjin, China
Regimental Sports - 27th Inniskillings, Tianjin, Northern China - 13th May 1911. Western nations were permitted to garrison the area to ensure open access to Beijing

Background imageStarting Collection: Starting a gold mine in South Africa - Victorian period

Starting a gold mine in South Africa - Victorian period

Background imageStarting Collection: Starting a new gold mine, South Africa

Starting a new gold mine, South Africa

Background imageStarting Collection: Samuel Cody assorted memorabilia

Samuel Cody assorted memorabilia
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: Extremely important Royal Aero Club Aviators Certificate No.9, 1910, issued to S. F

Background imageStarting Collection: Transatlantic Sailings leaflet, various shipping lines

Transatlantic Sailings leaflet, various shipping lines, mentioning largest steamers in the world, Olympic and Titanic. The sailing schedule shows an image of Olympic and Titanic on the cover

Background imageStarting Collection: Innovative Starting Gate

Innovative Starting Gate
An innovative starting gate, designed by Professor H. Rottenburg, being tested at a public schools athetics meeting. Date: 1932

Background imageStarting Collection: Regatta at Ryde

Regatta at Ryde
A starting gun signals the beginning of a yacht race as part of a regatta at Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Date: 1931

Background imageStarting Collection: Swans in the Lake

Swans in the Lake
Oil painting showing five swans. One of them is frantically flapping their wings and starting to take off. Date: circa 1929

Background imageStarting Collection: Caricature illustration, The Starting Price by Rene Vincent. Showing fashionable woman in tunic

Caricature illustration, The Starting Price by Rene Vincent. Showing fashionable woman in tunic and scarf, with blushing gentleman standing behind her

Background imageStarting Collection: The Motor Picture Book, And Away She Goes!

The Motor Picture Book, And Away She Goes! Date: 1930



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"Embarking on a Journey: From Siena's Palio to Saratoga Race Course" In the heart of Siena, Italy, the thunderous sound of hooves echoes through the streets as horses gallop towards victory in The Palio, and is here that the spirit ignites, fueling dreams and aspirations. Across the Atlantic Ocean lies Saratoga Race Course in NY State, USA. At its iconic Starting Post, jockeys mount their noble steeds, ready to chase glory amidst cheers from passionate spectators. James Dowsett stands tall as a bookmaker - a turf accountant who sets odds and takes bets. With each race he oversees, he becomes an integral part of this exhilarating world where fortunes are made or lost in mere seconds. Venturing further into Switzerland's picturesque landscapes reveals another kind point - Swiss Mountain Railway stations. Here, travelers embark on breathtaking journeys through snow-capped peaks and lush valleys; every trip commences with anticipation and wonder. History whispers tales of Shrove Tuesday Football Match held in Kingston-Upon-Thames back in 1846. As players gather on muddy fields for this ancient tradition, they kick off not only a game but also camaraderie that transcends time. The year 1903 brought trouble while 1930 promised reliability - these were defining moments for motor cars showcased by wonderful advertisements capturing hearts worldwide. These milestones marked new beginnings for an industry that would revolutionize transportation forever. Eadweard Muybridge's groundbreaking work captures motion like never before with his series "Running. " His pioneering experiments propelled photography forward by freezing time at its very start - immortalizing movement itself. Sheepdog trials unfold across vast meadows where skilled canines showcase their herding prowess under watchful eyes. Each trial begins with shepherds giving commands to their loyal companions; it is a testament to teamwork and trust between man and dog.