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"Wrestling: A Timeless Display of Strength, Skill, and Tradition" From the coal mines to the wrestling ring

Background imageWrestling Collection: Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler, pictured with his father, a coal miner

Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler, pictured with his father, a coal miner, 2nd November 1974. A.k.a. Kid Tarzan Jonathan, The Nature Boy, Hells Angel #1

Background imageWrestling Collection: Six year old Colin Richardson seen here with wrestler Reg Trood

Six year old Colin Richardson seen here with wrestler Reg Trood

Background imageWrestling Collection: The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Artist: A Gilbert

The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Artist: A Gilbert
The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Etching of the sculpture by Sir Frederic Leighton. A print from Modern Artists, prepared under the direction of FG Dumas, JS Virtue and Co, London

Background imageWrestling Collection: OLYMPICS: WRESTLING, 1972. Dan Gable of the USA wrestling Kikuo Wada of Japan during the Summer

OLYMPICS: WRESTLING, 1972. Dan Gable of the USA wrestling Kikuo Wada of Japan during the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. Photograph, 1972

Background imageWrestling 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 imageWrestling Collection: Wrestling match advertisement, Bolingey, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. 15th May 1839

Wrestling match advertisement, Bolingey, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. 15th May 1839
A poster advertising a wrestling match taking place at Bolingey, Perranzabuloe, on Whit Tuesday, 21st May 1839. The prizes are listed as

Background imageWrestling Collection: Wrestling championships poster

Wrestling championships poster
Poster advertising the National Amateur Wrestling Championships to be held at the Orion Gymnasium, East Bank, Stamford Hill, North London on 20 June 1929

Background imageWrestling Collection: Hares Boxing

Hares Boxing
USH-49 HARES - boxing Lepus europaeus Duncan Usher Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageWrestling Collection: GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino

GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino. ca. 1827. Greek War of Independence (1821-1832). Battle of Navarino, October 20th, 1827. Victory of the British and French fleet on the ottoman

Background imageWrestling Collection: Holy Monastery of Kykkos, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus

Holy Monastery of Kykkos, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus: mosaic, Jacob wrestling with an angel, Genesis 32 and Hosea 12 Date: 2011

Background imageWrestling Collection: Sumo wrestler competing

Sumo wrestler competing, Grand Taikai Sumo Wrestling Tournament, Kokugikan Hall Stadium, Ryogoku district, Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Background imageWrestling Collection: George Hackenschmidt

George Hackenschmidt
GEORGE HACKENSCHMIDT Estonian wrestler, known as the Russian Lion, considered one of the greatest figures in the history of wrestling

Background imageWrestling Collection: Fukuoka Sumo competition, Kyushu Basho, Fukuoka city, Kyushu, Japan, Asia

Fukuoka Sumo competition, Kyushu Basho, Fukuoka city, Kyushu, Japan, Asia

Background imageWrestling Collection: Women wrestlers Sybil Bowker gives her coach Bobby Barron a gripping time as 14 month

Women wrestlers Sybil Bowker gives her coach Bobby Barron a gripping time as 14 month baby Hedi Marie looks on

Background imageWrestling Collection: Wrestlers Shirley Crabtree alias Big Daddy with fellow British wrestler Martin Ruane

Wrestlers Shirley Crabtree alias Big Daddy with fellow British wrestler Martin Ruane, more commonly known as Giant Haystacks. 15th June 1981

Background imageWrestling 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 imageWrestling Collection: Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler, pictured with his father, a coal miner

Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler, pictured with his father, a coal miner. 2nd November 1974

Background imageWrestling Collection: Wrestler Shirley Crabtree alias Big Daddy faces up to fellow British wrestler Martin

Wrestler Shirley Crabtree alias Big Daddy faces up to fellow British wrestler Martin Ruane, more commonly known as Giant Haystacks. February 1979

Background imageWrestling Collection: Les Kellett seen here during a bout against Jackie Pallo at the Elstree Civic Hall

Les Kellett seen here during a bout against Jackie Pallo at the Elstree Civic Hall February 1974

Background imageWrestling Collection: Cornish wrestlers, wood block print. 1820-1830

Cornish wrestlers, wood block print. 1820-1830
Cornish wrestlers from a wood block found in a printing office at Liskeard. It was used as a heading for posters and probably dates from around 1820-1830

Background imageWrestling Collection: Westmoreland and Cornish wrestlers, engraving. 1851

Westmoreland and Cornish wrestlers, engraving. 1851
Engraving " Old English Sports at Saville House Leicester Square". The top picture shows " Westmoreland Wrestling

Background imageWrestling Collection: Cartoon impression of the Russo-Japanese War 3 of 5

Cartoon impression of the Russo-Japanese War 3 of 5
Card 3 of 5 - The Wrestlers. A cartoon interpretation of the Russo-Japanese war, acted out by the principal ruling individuals from the International Community

Background imageWrestling Collection: Wrestling Match

Wrestling Match
One of the wrestlers has been hurled in the air by the other and is about to land on his back - ouch!

Background imageWrestling Collection: Blunt / Ophiucus / Plate 36

Blunt / Ophiucus / Plate 36
The constellation of Ophiucus - the figure is that of a man wrestling with a serpent

Background imageWrestling Collection: Wrestler Shirley Crabtree alias Big Daddy, poses in the Mirror studio

Wrestler Shirley Crabtree alias Big Daddy, poses in the Mirror studio. February 1979

Background imageWrestling Collection: Two female Judoka or Judo fighters wrestling each other

Two female Judoka or Judo fighters wrestling each other

Background imageWrestling Collection: Wrestlers, from Wrestlers, plate 3, 1552. Creator: Dirck Volkertsen Coornhert

Wrestlers, from Wrestlers, plate 3, 1552. Creator: Dirck Volkertsen Coornhert
Wrestlers, from Wrestlers, plate 3, 1552

Background imageWrestling Collection: Caught him with both arms round the waist, and threw him on the stage, c1890-c1909(?)

Caught him with both arms round the waist, and threw him on the stage, c1890-c1909(?). Artist: Pugnis
Caught him with both arms round the waist, and threw him on the stage, c1890-c1909(?). An illustration from Famous Fights

Background imageWrestling Collection: WYOMING: RODEO, c1910. A western performer known as Buffalo Vernon throwing a steer with the help

WYOMING: RODEO, c1910. A western performer known as Buffalo Vernon throwing a steer with the help of two cowboys in a bull-dogging contest during the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo

Background imageWrestling Collection: Two Turkish Wrestlers

Two Turkish Wrestlers
A spectacular postcard photograph of two Turkish wrestlers, showing off their muscles, finely crafted moustaches and bowties!

Background imageWrestling Collection: The Wrestlers, after a Greek original of the 3rd century BC (marble) (b / w photo)

The Wrestlers, after a Greek original of the 3rd century BC (marble) (b / w photo) (see also 31428, 122614)
ALI164867 The Wrestlers, after a Greek original of the 3rd century BC (marble) (b/w photo) (see also 31428, 122614) by Roman; Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; Alinari

Background imageWrestling Collection: The Village Ba Game, 1818 (oil on canvas)

The Village Ba Game, 1818 (oil on canvas)
6199347 The Village Ba Game, 1818 (oil on canvas) by Carse, Alexander (1770-1843); 89x133 cm; The McManus, Dundee, UK; (add.info)

Background imageWrestling Collection: The Wrestling Scene in As You Like It, 1854 (oil on canvas)

The Wrestling Scene in As You Like It, 1854 (oil on canvas)
1199485 The Wrestling Scene in As You Like It, 1854 (oil on canvas) by Maclise, Daniel (Croquis, Alfred) (1806-70); 129x177.1 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageWrestling Collection: Jacob wrestling with the Angel (coloured engraving)

Jacob wrestling with the Angel (coloured engraving)
3626756 Jacob wrestling with the Angel (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Jacob wrestling with the Angel)

Background imageWrestling Collection: Scene in a gymnasium in Ancient Greece (coloured engraving)

Scene in a gymnasium in Ancient Greece (coloured engraving)
3630059 Scene in a gymnasium in Ancient Greece (coloured engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene in a gymnasium in Ancient Greece)

Background imageWrestling Collection: Second Italian War of Independence. Battle of

Second Italian War of Independence. Battle of Solferino (24th June 1859). Attack of the French over Solferino. Litography

Background imageWrestling Collection: Battle of Austerlitz, between the French Empire

Battle of Austerlitz, between the French Empire

Background imageWrestling Collection: Swiss Wrestlers at a National Festival - May, 1904

Swiss Wrestlers at a National Festival - May, 1904
Swiss Wrestlers at a National Festival at Montreux - 8th May, 1904 Date: 1904

Background imageWrestling Collection: Irvingites; Wrestling

Irvingites; Wrestling
IRVINGITES Followers of Edward Irving wrestle with a sinner, hoping to persuade him to forsake his evil ways

Background imageWrestling Collection: Milo of Crotona / Coin

Milo of Crotona / Coin
MILO or MILON of CROTONA Greek athlete, renowned for his strength; wrestling champion in the Olympic and Pythian games

Background imageWrestling Collection: Lady wrestler Mitzi Mueller seen here taking on Colin Wills

Lady wrestler Mitzi Mueller seen here taking on Colin Wills

Background imageWrestling Collection: Clyde W. Bame, 12/3/12, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Clyde W. Bame, 12/3/12, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Clyde W. Bame, 12/3/12, 1912.

Background imageWrestling Collection: Jim Esson, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Jim Esson, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Jim Esson, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWrestling Collection: J. Lemm, heavy weight wrestler, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

J. Lemm, heavy weight wrestler, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
J. Lemm, heavy weight wrestler, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWrestling Collection: Billy Wood, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Billy Wood, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Billy Wood, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWrestling Collection: Pat Connelly, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Pat Connelly, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Pat Connelly, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWrestling Collection: Peter Gotz - lightweight wrestler of the world, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Peter Gotz - lightweight wrestler of the world, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Peter Gotz - lightweight wrestler of the world, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWrestling Collection: Walter Miller, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Walter Miller, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Walter Miller, between c1910 and c1915.



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"Wrestling: A Timeless Display of Strength, Skill, and Tradition" From the coal mines to the wrestling ring, Adrian Street embodies the resilience and determination that defines Welsh professional wrestlers. Pictured alongside his father, a hardworking coal miner, Street's journey from humble beginnings is an inspiration to all. Intriguingly captured in "The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, " artist A Gilbert depicts the eternal struggle between man and beast. This timeless artwork showcases the primal nature as athletes push their bodies to their limits. The 1972 Olympics witnessed an epic clash between Dan Gable of the USA and Kikuo Wada of Japan. Their intense battle on German soil showcased not only their physical prowess but also highlighted how wrestling transcends borders and unites nations. Dating back to 1839 in Bolingey, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, this vintage wrestling match advertisement reflects the long-standing popularity of this ancient sport. The anticipation surrounding these matches created a sense of excitement within local communities. Even during times of social change, such as suffrage movements in early 20th century Britain, Ju-Jitsu suffragettes demonstrated that women could excel in traditionally male-dominated sports like wrestling. Breaking barriers both on and off the mat. Hares Boxing may seem unconventional at first glance; however, it represents another form of grappling where agility meets brute strength. This unique spectacle reminds us that there are countless variations within the world of combat sports. GARNERAY's depiction captures a naval battle scene known as "Naval Battle of Navarino. " Although not strictly traditional wrestling per se, it showcases how elements from different forms merge into one dynamic display - just like various styles found within modern-day professional wrestling. Nestled amidst Cyprus' Troodos Mountains lies Holy Monastery Kykkos – a place where spiritual devotion intertwines with physical discipline. Here monks engage in friendly bouts showcasing their strength and agility, reminding us that they are be a sacred practice.