James Braid, Scottish golfer, c1905. Artist: Unknown
James Braid, Scottish golfer, c1905. One of the 'great triumvirate' who dominated professional golf in the 20 years before the First World War, James Braid (1870-1950) won the Open Championship 5 times, in 1901, 1905, 1906, 1908 and 1910. He was club professional first at Romford and then Walton Heath, and was also a highly regarded golf course designer.
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'The Prince's First Derby, 1896: His Royal Highness leading 'Persimmon'', (1901). Creator: Unknown
'The Prince's First Derby, 1896: His Royal Highness leading 'Persimmon' into the weighing enclosure at Epsom after the race', (1901). The Prince of Wales leads his horse as spectators cheer. Thoroughbred race horse Persimmon, owned by Prince Albert Edward (1841-1910, the future King Edward VII), won both the Derby at Epsom racecourse in Surrey, and the St Leger at Doncaster in the same year. From "The Illustrated London News Record of the Glorious Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901: The Life and Accession of King Edward VII. and the Life of Queen Alexandra". [London, 1901].
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Yoshiyuki Tsuruta and Erich Rademacher, 1928. Creator: Unknown
Yoshiyuki Tsuruta and Erich Rademacher, 1928. Japanese swimmer Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (1903-1986) shakes hands with his German rival Erich Rademacher (1901-1979). Tsuruta won gold medal in the men's 200m breaststroke, and Rademacher won silver in the same event at the 1928 Summer Olympics, held in Amsterdam. Rademacher was a member of the German team that won the gold medal for water polo. From "Die Welt in Bildern", (The World in Pictures), cigarette card album, c1928. [Georg A Jasmatzi, A.-G., Dresden, Germany]
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