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Art, Culture, History

Lost In Motion

We are proud to introduce the utterly mesmerising Richard Balzer Collection, a warped world of animated 19th century phenakistoscopes, thaumatropes and zoetropes, available as gifs and video files exclusively from Bridgeman Footage.   There is no decisive point at which the concept of the moving image first came to light. […]

PER437821 Advertisement for the 9th 'Criterium du Dauphine Libere' cycling race of 1955 (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: annual cycle race held in June in the Dauphine region of France and known today as the 'Criterium du Dauphine'; inaugurated by a local newspaper the 'Dauphine Libere' in 1947;); French,  it is possible that some works by this artist may be protected by third party rights in some territories
Art, Culture, History

Vintage bicycle posters

First printed around 1895, vintage bicycle posters originated in countries including France, England and America, coinciding with the rising popularity of poster advertising and cycling as a pastime.  The posters were first distributed by bicycle manufacturers, creating beautiful artworks that evoke the joy of jumping on a bike and hitting […]

MPX1764417 The Queen and her racing manager Lord Porchester watch the finish of the 1978 Epsom Derby, 8th June 1978 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); © Mirrorpix; PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE; English,  it is possible that some works by this artist may be protected by third party rights in some territories
History

Queen Elizabeth on Camera

On 4th June 2016, the nation will be celebrating the Queen’s birthday with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. This year will be a particularly special occasion as it is the Queen’s 90th – she is the longest lived British sovereign in history. Commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s extraordinary life with footage from the […]