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Babar, the King of the Elephants, and Celeste engage in a friendly game of tennis at Celesteville

Background imagePlayer Collection: English League Division One match at Anfield. Liverpool 1 v Tottenham Hotspur 1

English League Division One match at Anfield. Liverpool 1 v Tottenham Hotspur 1. Liverpool trainer Bob Paisley carries off injured fullback Emlyn Hughes. 29th April 1968

Background imagePlayer Collection: 1930S Snooker Game

1930S Snooker Game
A snooker player prepares to play a shot as his partner looks on. Their smart attire reflects the gentlemanly traditions of the game

Background imagePlayer Collection: Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records

Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records
The female contortionist Diana Gaye in the sitting room, putting a record on the record player, with an array of the latest LP covers on display. Date: 1971

Background imagePlayer Collection: Clapton Orient FC football team 1936

Clapton Orient FC football team 1936. Back row: Oakley, Murray, Farrell, Searle (Captain), Herod. Third row: Proudfoot (Manager), Wells, Heinemann, Rossiter, Iceton, Watson, Hillam, Affleck, Brooks

Background imagePlayer Collection: Laurie Cunninghan, Brendan Batson and Cyrille Regis Nov 1978 of West Bromich

Laurie Cunninghan, Brendan Batson and Cyrille Regis Nov 1978 of West Bromich Albion Football Club in 1978

Background imagePlayer Collection: Queens Park FC football team 1936

Queens Park FC football team 1936. Back row: Campbell (Captain), Dickson, Smith, Hosie, Cross, Grant. Front row: Crawford, Kyle, Dodds, Martin, Soutar. Date: 1936

Background imagePlayer Collection: GEORGE BEST (1946-2005). Northern Irish soccer player. Photograph, c1977

GEORGE BEST (1946-2005). Northern Irish soccer player. Photograph, c1977

Background imagePlayer Collection: Jack Allen heads Newcastles first goal, FA Cup Final, Wembley, London, 1932

Jack Allen heads Newcastles first goal, FA Cup Final, Wembley, London, 1932. Artist: Graphic Photo Union
Jack Allen heads Newcastles first goal, FA Cup Final, Wembley, London, 1932. The Arsenal players are Eddie Hapgood, goalkeeper Frank Moss, Herbie Roberts and George Male

Background imagePlayer Collection: Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville

Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville. Illustration from one of Jean de Brunhoffs
BABAR THE ELEPHANT, 1930s. Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville. Illustration from one of Jean de Brunhoffs Babar books, 1930s

Background imagePlayer Collection: Wolves 1-1 Chorley, FA Cup First Round Replay (1st Replay), match action at Molineux

Wolves 1-1 Chorley, FA Cup First Round Replay (1st Replay), match action at Molineux, Tuesday 18th November 1986, Wolverhampton Wanderers versus non-league opposition

Background imagePlayer Collection: P Maud, rugby player for Blackheath and England

P Maud, rugby player for Blackheath and England
P Maud, rugby player for Blackheath (captain) who made one appearance for England. 1890s

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

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

Background imagePlayer Collection: JACKIE ROBINSON (1919-1972). John Roosevelt Robinson, known as Jackie. American baseball player

JACKIE ROBINSON (1919-1972). John Roosevelt Robinson, known as Jackie. American baseball player. As a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers

Background imagePlayer Collection: ARTHUR ASHE (1943-1993). American tennis player. Photographed during his match against Jimmy

ARTHUR ASHE (1943-1993). American tennis player. Photographed during his match against Jimmy Connors in the mens singles final at Wimbledon, won by Ashe in four sets, 5 July 1975

Background imagePlayer Collection: ENGLAND: SOCCER MATCH, 1966

ENGLAND: SOCCER MATCH, 1966
Dave Mackay (left) of Tottenham Hotspur confronts Billy Bremner of Leeds United during a game, 20th August 1966. Referee Norman Burtenshaw blows his whistle to intervene

Background imagePlayer Collection: WORLD SERIES, 1955. Left fielder Sandy Amoros of the Brooklyn Dodgers catches a deep fly ball hit

WORLD SERIES, 1955. Left fielder Sandy Amoros of the Brooklyn Dodgers catches a deep fly ball hit by Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees in the sixth inning of the seventh

Background imagePlayer Collection: Giovanni Bottesini

Giovanni Bottesini
Italian bass-player

Background imagePlayer Collection: Arsenal Football Club team and officials 1954

Arsenal Football Club team and officials 1954
Arsenal Football Club team and officials, 1954 (names below the photo). The trophies on display are: Combination Cup, Mid-Week League Cup, Football League Cup, FA Charity Shield. Date: 1954

Background imagePlayer Collection: Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette

Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette
I am not sure whether it is my turn. (to write the postcard or to serve!!) A smart Gentleman makes a courteous enquiry to his glamorous young female table tennis companion. Date: circa 1904

Background imagePlayer Collection: Satchel Paige. American baseball player

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

Background imagePlayer Collection: Everton's FA Cup Victory: Celebrating with the Trophy (1995)

Everton's FA Cup Victory: Celebrating with the Trophy (1995)
Evertons victorious players celebrate with the FA Cup Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford/ALLSPORT

Background imagePlayer Collection: Play the Game Football book cover

Play the Game Football book cover
Front cover of a book depicting a young boy kicking a football on the front cover. Date: c.1941

Background imagePlayer Collection: David Bryant with Pipe

David Bryant with Pipe
David Bryant, CBE, bowls legend; a trout-fishing, pipe- smoking man of Somerset who is regarded as the greatest player in the history of the sport

Background imagePlayer Collection: Senegal - Griot playing a Kora

Senegal - Griot playing a Kora
Senegal - seated Griot playing a Kora, a 21-stringed harp lute that originated in the Gambia River valley with the Mandinko but is one of the most popular instruments in Senegal

Background imagePlayer Collection: Rugby match, South Africa v Somerset

Rugby match, South Africa v Somerset
A rugby match between South Africa (the Springboks) and Somerset, probably at Taunton, UK. A Somerset player is picking up the ball

Background imagePlayer Collection: France V Scotland Rugby

France V Scotland Rugby
A Scottish player is tackled by a pair of Frenchmen. The match finished in a draw at 3- 3

Background imagePlayer Collection: Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United, FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, Saturday 11th May 1996

Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United, FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, Saturday 11th May 1996, from left, Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona and Brian Kidd. 11th May 1996

Background imagePlayer Collection: Children?s Games, 1560. Artist: Bruegel (Brueghel), Pieter, the Elder (ca 1525-1569)

Children?s Games, 1560. Artist: Bruegel (Brueghel), Pieter, the Elder (ca 1525-1569)
Children?s Games, 1560. Found in the collection of the Art History Museum, Vienne

Background imagePlayer Collection: Arsenal Football Club team and officials 1950-1951

Arsenal Football Club team and officials 1950-1951
Arsenal Football Club team (FA Cup holders) and officials, season of 1950-1951 (names below the photo). Date: 1950-1951

Background imagePlayer Collection: Liverpool FC football team 1932-1933

Liverpool FC football team 1932-1933
Liverpool FC football team, 1932-1933 season. Date: 1932-1933

Background imagePlayer Collection: Dulwich Hamlet FC football team 1936

Dulwich Hamlet FC football team 1936. Back row: Stollery (Trainer), Benka, Morrish, Toser, Cummings, Woolgor, Robbins (Captain), Jonas (Honorary Secretary)

Background imagePlayer Collection: Snowboard Sport Art 1

Snowboard Sport Art 1
Justyna Jaszke

Background imagePlayer Collection: The England Test cricket XI at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, 1899. Artist: WA Rouch

The England Test cricket XI at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, 1899. Artist: WA Rouch
The England Test cricket XI at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, 1899. Englands team in WG Graces final Test, against Australia at Trent Bridge

Background imagePlayer Collection: Alex Higgins - Snooker Player

Alex Higgins - Snooker Player Date: 1980s

Background imagePlayer Collection: FA Cup Quarter Final match at Goodison Park. Everton 9 v Southport 1

FA Cup Quarter Final match at Goodison Park. Everton 9 v Southport 1. Everton forward William " Dixie" Dean shows the power of his heading as he scores one of his four goals in the match

Background imagePlayer Collection: 1966 World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium July 1966 England 4 v West Germany 2 Captain

1966 World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium July 1966 England 4 v West Germany 2 Captain Bobby Moore holds aloft the Jules Rimet trophy as he sits on the shoulders of his teammates They are L-R

Background imagePlayer 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 imagePlayer Collection: Louis Wain - flute player and mouse

Louis Wain - flute player and mouse. circa 1900s

Background imagePlayer Collection: Dunfermline Athletic FC football team 1936

Dunfermline Athletic FC football team 1936. Back row: Dowie (Trainer), Johnman, Warden, Steele, Bolt, Crawford, Donald. Front row: Thomson, Syme, M Gowan, Thomson (Captain), Dobson. Date: 1936

Background imagePlayer Collection: Accrington Stanley FC football team 1936

Accrington Stanley FC football team 1936. Back row: Kerr, Robinson, Wilson, Gill, Ivill, Treanor, Hacking (Manager), Brennand (Trainer)

Background imagePlayer Collection: Queen of the South FC football team 1934-1935

Queen of the South FC football team 1934-1935. Back row: McLachlan (Manager), Sneddon, Savage, Haywood, Fotheringham, Cumming, Smith, Culbert, Smith, Allan (Captain), Hutchison (Chairman)

Background imagePlayer 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 imagePlayer Collection: A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman

A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman
Someone elses table - a little impression, by H. M. Bateman. A game of billiards descends into raucous laughter as one player accidentally rips a hole in the green baize. Date: 1918

Background imagePlayer Collection: ALL-STAR GAME, 1937. Major League baseball players Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey

ALL-STAR GAME, 1937. Major League baseball players Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx, and Hank Greenberg at the 1937 All-Star Game

Background imagePlayer 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 imagePlayer Collection: BABE RUTH (1895-1948). American baseball chewing gum card, 1933

BABE RUTH (1895-1948). American baseball chewing gum card, 1933

Background imagePlayer Collection: MICKEY MANTLE (1931-1995). American baseball player. As a member of the New York Yankees

MICKEY MANTLE (1931-1995). American baseball player. As a member of the New York Yankees, tossing his bat aside and beginning his trot around the bases after hitting his 500th career home run off of

Background imagePlayer Collection: SOCCER GOALIES, 1974. English goalkeeper Peter Shilton (left)

SOCCER GOALIES, 1974. English goalkeeper Peter Shilton (left) and Gordon Banks both jump to block a goal during a work-out at Stoke City, November 1974



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Babar, the King of the Elephants, and Celeste engage in a friendly game of tennis at Celesteville. This charming illustration from one of Jean de Brunhoff's Babar books takes us back to the 1930s, capturing the joy and camaraderie found in sports. In another iconic moment, Sandy Amoros of the Brooklyn Dodgers showcases his incredible athleticism during the 1955 World Series. As he catches a deep fly ball hit by Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees, Amoros secures victory for his team in this thrilling seventh and deciding game at Yankee Stadium. The year is 1966, and all eyes are on England as they host a soccer match that would go down in history. The intensity on the field is palpable as players give their all to secure victory for their respective teams. Jackie Robinson, an American baseball legend known for breaking barriers with his talent and courage, steals home under catcher Andy Seminick's tag during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies in 1950. This daring move exemplifies Robinson's determination to succeed despite facing adversity. Anfield comes alive as Liverpool faces off against Tottenham Hotspur in an English League Division One match. The passion and skill displayed by both teams make this encounter one to remember. Traveling back to 1936, we find ourselves amidst Dulwich Hamlet FC football team. These dedicated athletes showcase their love for the sport while representing their club with pride. From book covers to real-life action: Play the Game Football book cover captures our imagination with its depiction of players engaged in intense competition on the pitch. Satchel Paige stands tall as an American baseball player who defied expectations throughout his career. His remarkable skills left audiences awestruck as he dominated games with finesse and power. Alex Higgins graces our list as a legendary snooker player whose precision shots captivated fans worldwide. His talent and charisma made him a true icon of the sport.