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Tossing Collection

"Tossing: From Cabers to Pancakes, the Art of Throwing with Precision and Skill" In the heart of Scotland's Braemar Gathering

Background imageTossing Collection: Braemar Gathering, tossing the caber

Braemar Gathering, tossing the caber
Scene at the annual Braemar Gathering, showing McIntosh of Partick tossing the caber. Braemar in Scotland holds an annual Highland Games Gathering on the first Saturday in September

Background imageTossing Collection: As a pancake

As a pancake
Front cover showing a young French woman with short red hair, revealing pinny and rolled stockings, tossing a pancake! 1927

Background imageTossing Collection: A view of a village pancake race in action. February 1951 P005030

A view of a village pancake race in action. February 1951 P005030

Background imageTossing Collection: Tossing the pancake, Shrove Tuesday, Westminster School

Tossing the pancake, Shrove Tuesday, Westminster School
Tossing the pancake on Shrove Tuesday at Westminster School, London. 19th century

Background imageTossing Collection: Chef Frank Boggie of the Albany Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland

Chef Frank Boggie of the Albany Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland, almost met his match when he cooked up Shrove Tuesday pancakes. Workman Willie Duffy reconed anything Frank could do, he could do better

Background imageTossing Collection: Hang'n There

Hang'n There
Vertigo Artography

Background imageTossing Collection: Les Crêpes, 1845. Creator: Honore Daumier

Les Crêpes, 1845. Creator: Honore Daumier
Les Crepes, 1845. Tossing pancakes. From Les Beaux jours de la vie, plate 77

Background imageTossing Collection: Cartoon, Heads I Win, Tails You Lose (Disraeli, Gladstone)

Cartoon, Heads I Win, Tails You Lose (Disraeli, Gladstone)
Cartoon, Heads I Win, Tails You Lose -- a satirical comment on the rivalry between Disraeli (left) and Gladstone (right) over the electoral reform question

Background imageTossing Collection: Picture No. 12479529

Picture No. 12479529
Kingfisher - catching fish - Norfolk, UK Date:

Background imageTossing Collection: Heads or tails! (colour litho)

Heads or tails! (colour litho)
2819121 Heads or tails! (colour litho) by Damblans, Eugene (1865-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Heads or tails! Satire on the Boer War)

Background imageTossing Collection: Memorial services for a fisherman lost at sea, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1943

Memorial services for a fisherman lost at sea, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1943. Creator: Gordon Parks
Gloucester, Massachusetts. Memorial services for a fisherman lost at sea. The fishermans widow is tossing a bunch of flowers into the sea

Background imageTossing Collection: The University Boat Race, Reminiscences of Last Years Contest (engraving)

The University Boat Race, Reminiscences of Last Years Contest (engraving)
1053465 The University Boat Race, Reminiscences of Last Years Contest (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The University Boat Race)

Background imageTossing Collection: Cup-tossing (engraving)

Cup-tossing (engraving)
979351 Cup-tossing (engraving) by Crowley, Nicholas Joseph (1813-57) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cup-tossing. Digitally cleaned image.); © Look and Learn

Background imageTossing Collection: The Coster Boy and Girl Tossing the Pieman (engraving)

The Coster Boy and Girl Tossing the Pieman (engraving)
559889 The Coster Boy and Girl Tossing the Pieman (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Coster Boy and Girl Tossing the Pieman)

Background imageTossing Collection: Heads or Tails! The Boer: - 'If its tails its for you

Heads or Tails! The Boer: - "If its tails its for you
XZO116050 Heads or Tails! The Boer:- " If its tails its for you!", front cover of Le Petit Journal, 24 December 1899 (coloured engraving) by Damblans

Background imageTossing Collection: A Way of Telling the Future, engraved by Mlle. Formentin, 1824-27 (litho)

A Way of Telling the Future, engraved by Mlle. Formentin, 1824-27 (litho)
STC89225 A Way of Telling the Future, engraved by Mlle. Formentin, 1824-27 (litho) by Grevedon, Henri (1776-1860) (after); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageTossing Collection: Naked cook tossing the letters spelling L Album in a frying pan (colour litho)

Naked cook tossing the letters spelling L Album in a frying pan (colour litho)
6031076 Naked cook tossing the letters spelling L Album in a frying pan (colour litho) by Faivre, Jules Abel (1867-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTossing Collection: A Spanish Joke, pub. 1808 (hand coloured engraving)

A Spanish Joke, pub. 1808 (hand coloured engraving)
2966789 A Spanish Joke, pub. 1808 (hand coloured engraving) by Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); Private Collection; (add.info.: Joseph-Napoleon Bonaparte (1768 A- 1844)

Background imageTossing Collection: Making pancakes, illustration from Le Petit Journal

Making pancakes, illustration from Le Petit Journal
CHT237191 Making pancakes, illustration from Le Petit Journal, 26th February 1911 (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTossing Collection: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Northern Meeting at Inverness, Scotland (engraving)

The Hundredth Anniversary of the Northern Meeting at Inverness, Scotland (engraving)
1041585 The Hundredth Anniversary of the Northern Meeting at Inverness, Scotland (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTossing Collection: The Scout magazine Special Football Number

The Scout magazine Special Football Number
Front cover of The Scout magazine, " The Only Official Weekly Organ of the Boy Scouts" featuring a picture of two footballers

Background imageTossing Collection: Tossing the Pancake (engraving)

Tossing the Pancake (engraving)
2781257 Tossing the Pancake (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tossing the Pancake. Illustration for Chatterbox (1896).); © Look and Learn

Background imageTossing Collection: Collegians giving a lift to a limb of the law (coloured engraving)

Collegians giving a lift to a limb of the law (coloured engraving)
559094 Collegians giving a lift to a limb of the law (coloured engraving) by Hasenpflug, Carl Georg Adolph (1802-58); Private Collection; (add.info.: Collegians giving a lift to a limb of the law)

Background imageTossing Collection: The Dublin Metropolitan Hurling Club (engraving)

The Dublin Metropolitan Hurling Club (engraving)
1616560 The Dublin Metropolitan Hurling Club (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Dublin Metropolitan Hurling Club)

Background imageTossing Collection: Mining Operations (engraving)

Mining Operations (engraving)
5221741 Mining Operations (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mining Operations)

Background imageTossing Collection: A rhinocerus hunt (chromolitho)

A rhinocerus hunt (chromolitho)
968725 A rhinocerus hunt (chromolitho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A rhinocerus hunt)

Background imageTossing Collection: Cover of Le Petit Journal, 24 December 1899 (coloured engraving)

Cover of Le Petit Journal, 24 December 1899 (coloured engraving)
960258 Cover of Le Petit Journal, 24 December 1899 (coloured engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cover of Le Petit Journal, 24 December 1899)

Background imageTossing Collection: The Inverness Gathering, tossing the Caber (b / w photo)

The Inverness Gathering, tossing the Caber (b / w photo)
3091585 The Inverness Gathering, tossing the Caber (b/w photo) by Stone, J. Benjamin (1838-1914); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Inverness Gathering, tossing the Caber)

Background imageTossing Collection: Tossing the Pancake at Westminster School (engraving)

Tossing the Pancake at Westminster School (engraving)
1609838 Tossing the Pancake at Westminster School (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tossing the Pancake at Westminster School)

Background imageTossing Collection: Shrovetide, tossing the Pancake (engraving)

Shrovetide, tossing the Pancake (engraving)
1620198 Shrovetide, tossing the Pancake (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Shrovetide, tossing the Pancake)

Background imageTossing Collection: The Scottish Gathering at Stamford Bridge, tossing the Caber (engraving)

The Scottish Gathering at Stamford Bridge, tossing the Caber (engraving)
1037792 The Scottish Gathering at Stamford Bridge, tossing the Caber (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Scottish Gathering at Stamford Bridge)

Background imageTossing Collection: The Coster Boy and Girl Tossing the Pieman (engraving)

The Coster Boy and Girl Tossing the Pieman (engraving)
6006180 The Coster Boy and Girl Tossing the Pieman (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Coster Boy and Girl Tossing the Pieman)

Background imageTossing Collection: Sketches of a Stockmans Life in Australia (engraving)

Sketches of a Stockmans Life in Australia (engraving)
1614496 Sketches of a Stockmans Life in Australia (engraving) by Courbould, Alfred (fl.1831-75); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketches of a Stockmans Life in Australia)

Background imageTossing Collection: Tiger-Shooting in India (engraving)

Tiger-Shooting in India (engraving)
1626211 Tiger-Shooting in India (engraving) by Forestier, Amedee (1854-1930) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tiger-Shooting in India)

Background imageTossing Collection: Pancake tossing at Westminster School, the Victor receiving his Guinea (b / w photo)

Pancake tossing at Westminster School, the Victor receiving his Guinea (b / w photo)
3091588 Pancake tossing at Westminster School, the Victor receiving his Guinea (b/w photo) by Stone, J. Benjamin (1838-1914); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pancake tossing at Westminster School)

Background imageTossing Collection: The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) training somewhere in England

The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) training somewhere in England. Picture shows them having some fun, during rare down time at the camp site

Background imageTossing Collection: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson shows how its done on Shrove Tuesday as tosses a

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson shows how its done on Shrove Tuesday as tosses a pancake at the Quality Inn Hotel at Old Trafford. 17th February 1999

Background imageTossing Collection: Bedworth pancake race. 23rd February 1982

Bedworth pancake race. 23rd February 1982

Background imageTossing Collection: Ready to race... Moorend High School pupils had to wait until their timetables could

Ready to race... Moorend High School pupils had to wait until their timetables could allow space for them to celebrate Shrove Tuesday properly - with a fancy dress pancake race

Background imageTossing Collection: Kay Harvey celebrates Shrove Tuesday in traditional style - by tossing a pancake

Kay Harvey celebrates Shrove Tuesday in traditional style - by tossing a pancake. 19th February 1985

Background imageTossing Collection: Shrove Tuesday: Hotelier Philip Artingstall breaking his own world Record with 266 Pacake

Shrove Tuesday: Hotelier Philip Artingstall breaking his own world Record with 266 Pacake Flips in 2 minutes. 25th February 1990 P29173

Background imageTossing Collection: Pancake Day in Cardiff A pancake race organised by the St Agnes Women Fellowship

Pancake Day in Cardiff A pancake race organised by the St Agnes Women Fellowship in aid of Congo Relief was held at Bertram Street, Roath, Cardiff. Picture shows the finish of the over 40s race

Background imageTossing Collection: Traditional Pastimes The Olney Pancake Race Febuary 1956 The ladies start

Traditional Pastimes The Olney Pancake Race Febuary 1956 The ladies start the race

Background imageTossing Collection: Traditional Pastimes The Olney Pancake Race Febuary 1956 The ladies start

Traditional Pastimes The Olney Pancake Race Febuary 1956 The ladies start the race

Background imageTossing Collection: Model seen here in a chef hats making pancake mix, Tuesday 1st March 1960

Model seen here in a chef hats making pancake mix, Tuesday 1st March 1960

Background imageTossing Collection: Suzanne Danielle in great form before taking part in a pancake race, 23rd February 1982

Suzanne Danielle in great form before taking part in a pancake race, 23rd February 1982

Background imageTossing Collection: The Unidentified Flying Objects see over London yesterday (Monday) were pancakes

The Unidentified Flying Objects see over London yesterday (Monday) were pancakes. One of the entrants in this Shrove Tuesdays Pancake Race for beauty Queens taking place tomorrow in Londons Lincolns

Background imageTossing Collection: One of the Competitors takes a toss. March 1954 P005077

One of the Competitors takes a toss. March 1954 P005077



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"Tossing: From Cabers to Pancakes, the Art of Throwing with Precision and Skill" In the heart of Scotland's Braemar Gathering, athletes gather to showcase their strength and agility by tossing the caber. With muscles rippling and determination in their eyes, they hoist the mighty wooden pole high above their heads before launching it forward, hoping for a perfect toss that will impress both judges and spectators alike. Success is not just measured by distance but also by technique. As these brave competitors demonstrate their prowess in this ancient Highland tradition, they inspire us all to embrace challenges head-on with unwavering determination. Like them, we too can conquer any obstacle if we have faith in our abilities. Just as pancakes sizzle on a hot griddle during Shrove Tuesday at Westminster School, students eagerly participate in pancake races. With spatulas poised and hearts racing, they skillfully flip pancakes mid-air while sprinting towards victory. This thrilling spectacle reminds us that sometimes success requires taking risks and embracing spontaneity. Tossing for innings was once an integral part of cricket matches during the 19th century. Players would compete fiercely for control over who would bat or bowl first. The intensity of these moments captured beautifully by artist Henry Dixon transports us back to a time when every toss held immense significance. Even beyond sports arenas, tossing holds its own unique charm. Chef Frank Boggie from Glasgow's Albany Hotel expertly flips ingredients into pans with precision and flair as he creates culinary masterpieces that tantalize taste buds and ignite passion for gastronomy. Intriguingly enough, even coins are subject to being tossed – heads or tails determining fate itself. This simple act symbolizes life's unpredictable nature where decisions hang delicately between two possibilities – reminding us that sometimes destiny lies within our grasp. Yet amidst all this excitement surrounding tossing activities lies a cautionary tale - one involving an angry cow and a tragic accident.