Swedish House-Gymnastics (1913)

These wonderful photographs, which make such innovative use of multiple exposure, are from a 1913 book by Theodor Bergquist, Director of the Swedish Gymnastic Insti…more

The Art of Swimming (1587)

Selections of the forty beautiful woodblock illustrations from Everard Digby’s De Arte Natandi (The Art of Swimming) published in 1587, considered the first English…more

Auto Polo (ca.1911)

Four photographs depicting dramatic scenes from an “auto polo” match, a version of polo played using cars rather than horses. The sport – thought to have been inven…more

Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

This Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice, released on 7 February 1914, was only Charlie Chaplin’s second ever appearance on film and the screen debut of his …more

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