History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

17 May, 2012


From the LIFE archives and various institutions on the Flickr Commons. 

Girls jumping over boys at a sportsground, Sydney, c. 1930s. Source

A socialite jumping on a diving board, California, 1947. Source

A girl jumping in her backyard, Brooklyn, NY, 1886. Source

A girl jumping onto a beach, Australia, c. 1930s. Source

A woman leaping for a ferry, Sydney Harbour, 1940. Source

Leapfrog at the beach, Denmark, early 20th C. Source

A Ghanaian jumping for joy at a speech of the premier of Ghana, Kwame Nikrumah, 1959. Source

A girl jumping at Coney Island, NYC, 1886. Source

An unidentified dancer in a ballet, Sydney, 1940. Source

A whale at Sea Life Park in Hawaii jumping for food, 1966 [caption says "1901", which is the default; the other photographs in the series are more reasonably marked 1966]. Source

A girl jumping on a trampoline, Sarasota, Florida, 1952. Source

An astronaut jumping off a truck for during a parachute drill at a NASA research centre, US, 1963. Source

Five girls jumping in a photograph by Gjon Mili, 1941. Source

Using poles to jump across a flooded field, the Netherlands, 1938. Source

A little girl jumping from a homemade jungle gym, US, 1949. Source

Dancer Ray Bolger jumping in the air during a dance routine at a "Gay 90s" party, US, 1939. Source

Women jumping over a tennis net, Sydney, 1937 Source

A proper Victorian gentlemen jumping in the backyard for a reason I wish I knew, NYC, 1890. Source

A girl jumps over a motorscooter on Daytona Beach, Florida, 1948. Source

Top US tennis player of 1939, Alice Marble, jumping over a tennis net. Source

Architect and designer Frank Gehry jumping on a cardboard desk, part of his line of cardboard furniture, US, 1972. Source

A trio of little girls jump rope, Brooklyn, NY, 1886. Source

Smithsonsian Science Service staff photographer Fremont Davis jumps in the air, mid-20th C. Source

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