Flowers and Pictures of the Holy Land

A selection of pages from a remarkable book produced sometime in the 1890s, an album of full-page colour illustrations (what look to be chromolithographs) of landma…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

The First Tour de France (1903)

The 2013 Tour de France marks the 100th of the event’s history, which began in 1903 (the competition was put on hold during the two world wars). Strangely, this ina…more

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