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Throwing it back through history: From Satchel Paige's legendary pitches to the powerful throws of a Ju-Jitsu suffragette, the art of throwing has left its mark

Background imageThrow Collection: Ju-Jitsu suffragette

Ju-Jitsu suffragette
If you want to earn some time throw a policeman! The Ju-Jitsu suffragette shows how a policeman may be tackled. Mrs Garrud, the well-known suffragette

Background imageThrow Collection: Satchel Paige. American baseball player

Satchel Paige. American baseball player
LEROY R. PAIGE (1906-1982). Satchel Paige. American baseball player

Background imageThrow Collection: Macbeth / Witches / Cauldron

Macbeth / Witches / Cauldron
Act IV, Scene I The witches in their cavern, gathered around the boiling cauldron; " in the poisn d entrails throw"

Background imageThrow Collection: The Evening Prayer

The Evening Prayer: There is a dog who loves his Master so, He always goes with him wherever he may go, And even when he kneels to say his Evening Prayer, This faithful friend is by his bedside there!

Background imageThrow Collection: Discus thrower statue

Discus thrower statue
Statue of a discus thrower (discobolus). Marble statue in the Vatican Museums, Italy, depicting a nude, male athlete preparing to throw a discus

Background imageThrow Collection: Boston Tea Party 1773

Boston Tea Party 1773
Boston citizens, dressed as Indians, board English ships and throw tea chests into the harbour in protest against taxation

Background imageThrow Collection: Defenestration of Prague

Defenestration of Prague
THE DEFENESTRATION OF PRAGUE Bohemian protestants, angry when Catholics destroy two of their churches, throw royal officials from the palace windows

Background imageThrow Collection: Woman police officer in self-defence exercise

Woman police officer in self-defence exercise
Woman police officer (Moya Wood-Heath) taking part in a self-defence demonstration exercise at an outdoor event, watched by spectators. Date: circa early 1970s

Background imageThrow Collection: EVCW2A-00027

EVCW2A-00027
Confederate Louisiana brigade throwing stones at advancing Federal Army of the Potomac at the second Battle of Bull Run 1862, US Civil War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageThrow Collection: Baseball game in the 1880s

Baseball game in the 1880s
Baseball batter waiting for a pitch, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageThrow Collection: A Christmastide morning

A Christmastide morning
Front cover illustration from the Christmas edition of The Sphere, 1933 by Van Jones, showing a snowy scene on Christmas morning

Background imageThrow Collection: Cicero V Verres

Cicero V Verres
Cicero leads the opposition against Verres, governor of Sicily, who will throw up his defence and take flight

Background imageThrow Collection: BOB GIBSON (1935- ). American baseball pitcher. Pitching the St

BOB GIBSON (1935- ). American baseball pitcher. Pitching the St. Louis Cardinals to victory over the New York Yankees in the seventh and deciding game of the 1964 World Series, at Busch Stadium, St

Background imageThrow Collection: Patsy Cornwallis-West, Irish born aristocrat and mistress of King Edward VII (b / w photo)

Patsy Cornwallis-West, Irish born aristocrat and mistress of King Edward VII (b / w photo)
6015459 Patsy Cornwallis-West, Irish born aristocrat and mistress of King Edward VII (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageThrow Collection: Children Throw Bricks

Children Throw Bricks
The new housing is built, but theres no provision for the young : except a waste land strewn with bricks and stones for them to chuck at one another or at passers-by

Background imageThrow Collection: Witches Sabbat (Picart)

Witches Sabbat (Picart)
Satan presides while dancers cavort before him, the cooks throw babies into the stewpot and diners enjoy a nourishing cannibal feast

Background imageThrow Collection: Side table and hand blown glass based lamp beside sofa

Side table and hand blown glass based lamp beside sofa in drawing room of new build home, New Delhi, India, Asia

Background imageThrow Collection: Polish revolt against Russian domination

Polish revolt against Russian domination
During the November Uprising, also known as the Cadet Revolution (1830-1831), Polish patriots attempt (unsuccessfully) to throw off Russian domination

Background imageThrow Collection: Defenestration of Prague

Defenestration of Prague
THE DEFENESTRATION OF PRAGUE Bohemian protestants, angry when Catholics destroy two of their churches, throw royal officials from the palace windows

Background imageThrow Collection: WWI German stormtroop officer demonstrating the use of cluster grenades against tanks

WWI German stormtroop officer demonstrating the use of cluster grenades against tanks
778974 WWI German stormtroop officer demonstrating the use of cluster grenades against tanks and bunkers, 1914-18 (b/w photo) by German Photographer (20th Century)

Background imageThrow Collection: JOE PAGE (1917-1980). American baseball pitcher. Pitching the New York Yankees to victory over

JOE PAGE (1917-1980). American baseball pitcher. Pitching the New York Yankees to victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the ninth inning of the seventh and deciding game of the 1947 World Series

Background imageThrow Collection: Blackheath v Rosslyn Park rugby match

Blackheath v Rosslyn Park rugby match
A throw in at the first match of the Blackheath teams Jubilee year, against Rosslyn Park (in light and dark stripes), a north London team

Background imageThrow Collection: Playing Darts, Worcestershire

Playing Darts, Worcestershire
A young boy playing darts, his board nailed to an outdoor pole, outside the Fleet (Arms?) pub, Worcestershire. Photograph by Norman Synge Waller Budd

Background imageThrow Collection: DON DRYSDALE (1936-1993). American baseball pitcher. As a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers

DON DRYSDALE (1936-1993). American baseball pitcher. As a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, delivering a pitch to Jim Davenport of the San Francisco Giants on the way to recording his fifth

Background imageThrow Collection: Throwing snowballs

Throwing snowballs
A group of cheeky monks, step outside of their monastery to throw snowballs and unsuspecting passers-by

Background imageThrow Collection: Olympics / 1932 / Hammer

Olympics / 1932 / Hammer
Hammer: O Callaghan (Eire) wins with a throw of 53.92 metres

Background imageThrow Collection: Songkran, Thai New Year

Songkran, Thai New Year, Water festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageThrow Collection: Throwing the Life-Line

Throwing the Life-Line
A member of the lifeboat crew wearing a cork flotation jacket is about to throw out the life-line during a rescue

Background imageThrow Collection: People throw coloured powder in the air during Holi festival celebrations in Berlin

People throw coloured powder in the air during Holi festival celebrations in Berlin, July 29, 2012. Holi, also known as the festival of colours

Background imageThrow Collection: In The Mist

In The Mist
Irene Wu

Background imageThrow Collection: Ed Reulbach, Pitcher, 1900-10 (b/w photo)

Ed Reulbach, Pitcher, 1900-10 (b/w photo)
3671622 Ed Reulbach, Pitcher, 1900-10 (b/w photo) by Unknown photographer, (19th-20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; © Newberry Library

Background imageThrow Collection: Jack Pfeister, Pitcher, 1900-10 (b/w photo)

Jack Pfeister, Pitcher, 1900-10 (b/w photo)
3671625 Jack Pfeister, Pitcher, 1900-10 (b/w photo) by Unknown photographer, (19th-20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; © Newberry Library

Background imageThrow Collection: Oops!

Oops!
hardibudi

Background imageThrow Collection: Ball

Ball
Kouji Tomihisa

Background imageThrow Collection: Super Formula 2023: Suzuka II

Super Formula 2023: Suzuka II
SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 29: Third in round nine and 2023 drivers champion Ritomo Miyata, Vantelin Team TOM'S, Dallara SF23 Toyota, celebrates with other drivers at Suzuka on Sunday October 29

Background imageThrow Collection: An Incident in the Attack on Bomarsund, Crimean War, 21 June 1854

An Incident in the Attack on Bomarsund, Crimean War, 21 June 1854. During the battle a shell landed on board. Charles Davis Lucas threw it back overboard, and it exploded before reaching water

Background imageThrow Collection: Elizabeth, Duchess of York attempts to knock down a coconut

Elizabeth, Duchess of York attempts to knock down a coconut
Elizabeth, Duchess of York (1900-2002) (later Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) attempts to knock down a coconut at the coconut shies at the Fresh Air Fund annual outing in Epping Forest

Background imageThrow Collection: A police officer seizes tyres that protesters use for burning

A police officer seizes tyres that protesters use for burning, during a nationwide strike in Santo Domingo July 11, 2011. Strikers protested against the tax package

Background imageThrow Collection: A chimpanzee throws a video camera in a protective case in the Budongo Trail enclosure at

A chimpanzee throws a video camera in a protective case in the Budongo Trail enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland January 26, 2010

Background imageThrow Collection: A Quaich of whisky is thrown in the river to bless the river on the opening day of the

A Quaich of whisky is thrown in the river to bless the river on the opening day of the salmon fishing season on the River Tay at Kenmore in Scotland, Britain January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Background imageThrow Collection: A fisherman uses his net at Lake Ohrid in Ohrid

A fisherman uses his net at Lake Ohrid in Ohrid, Macedonia April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Background imageThrow Collection: A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during

A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes following a demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin

Background imageThrow Collection: Palestinian demonstrator returns a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during

Palestinian demonstrator returns a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during
A Palestinian demonstrator returns a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Background imageThrow Collection: A man throws water on a woman during Huranga, a game played between men

A man throws water on a woman during Huranga, a game played between men and women a day after Holi, at Dauji temple near the northern city of Mathura, India March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Background imageThrow Collection: Fisherman floating on a rubber tube throws a net to catch fish from the waters of the

Fisherman floating on a rubber tube throws a net to catch fish from the waters of the
A fisherman floating on a rubber tube throws a net to catch fish from the waters of the Sabarmati river in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 22, 2012

Background imageThrow Collection: Palestinian protester moves a burning tyre during clashes with Israeli troops following a

Palestinian protester moves a burning tyre during clashes with Israeli troops following a
A Palestinian protester moves a burning tyre during clashes with Israeli troops following a protest against the nearby Jewish settlement of Qadomem

Background imageThrow Collection: Palestinian protester hurls stones towards Israeli troops as he reacts to tear gas during

Palestinian protester hurls stones towards Israeli troops as he reacts to tear gas during
A Palestinian protester hurls stones towards Israeli troops as he reacts to tear gas during clashes following a protest in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held by Israel

Background imageThrow Collection: People throw coloured powder during the Holi festival in Barcelona

People throw coloured powder during the Holi festival in Barcelona April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)



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Throwing it back through history: From Satchel Paige's legendary pitches to the powerful throws of a Ju-Jitsu suffragette, the art of throwing has left its mark. Just like Macbeth's witches stirring their cauldron, we explore the enchantment behind this timeless motion. As evening falls, let us reflect on The Evening Prayer and its significance in our lives. Admire the strength and grace captured by the Discus thrower statue, a symbol of athletic prowess throughout time. But not all they are for sport or art; some carry political weight. Remember the Boston Tea Party of 1773 when patriots defiantly threw tea into the harbor? Or consider the Defenestration of Prague, where windows became weapons in a fight for freedom. In modern times, even women have embraced throwing as an act of empowerment. Witness a woman police officer engaging in self-defense exercises that showcase her skills and determination. From ancient Rome's Cicero V Verres trial to baseball games in the 1880s, throwing has been intertwined with human endeavors across cultures and eras. And on a Christmastide morning, what better way to celebrate than watching loved ones joyfully throw gifts into each other's arms? Whether it be a ball soaring through stadiums or objects flying through historical events – from EVCW2A-00027 to iconic moments etched forever – 'throw' is more than just a word; it embodies power, rebellion, skillful precision, and celebration.