Sunday, May 25, 2008

1905: Match at the “Bains Deligny”, Paris

Water Polo match between the teams of “Paris” and “Pupilles de Neptune de Lille” at the “Bains Deligny”, a floated swimming pool on the river Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, in 1905.
Source:
La vie au grand air; 22 September 1905

Saturday, May 24, 2008

1908: The team of “C.A.J.” Paris

Postcard with the team of “C.A.J.” Paris that took part in the 1908 Championship held in Joinville le Pont, Paris.
Source: private collection

Friday, May 16, 2008

1957: The team of S.N. Strasbourg

The team of S.N. Strasbourg, France in 1957. Standing L-R: Neurbauer, Molle, Lambert, Daubinet. Kneeling L-R: Greder, Haas, Debette.
Source: Le miroir des Sports, August 1957

1957: The team of E.N.Tourcoing

The team of “Enfants de Neptune de Tourcoing”, France in 1957. Standing L-R: Padou, Claude Van Simaye, Selosse, Van de Casteele. Kneeling L-R: Duquesnoy, Rousseaux Claude, Rousseaux Yves.
Source: Le miroir des Sports, August 1957

Thursday, May 15, 2008

1920’s: Humoristic trading card

Humoristic trading card with a Water Polo theme issued by the Spanish company “Chocolates Amatller”, Barcelona in 1920’s.
Source:
personal collection

1896: Water Polo engraving

Beautiful detail of a Water Polo engraving, signed in 1896 by the English artist W. Small, within the French magazine “L’ illustré Soleil du Dimanche” of 5th September 1897.
Source:
personal collection

1919: The team of France

The team of France in 1919. From L-R: Decoin, Dujardin, Vaulaere, Ehu, Jouault, Boin.
Source: La vie au grand air, July 1919

1919: Belgium against France

Action during the game of Belgium against France (3-0) held in Paris in 1919.
Source:
La vie au grand air, July 1919

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

1967: Moscow, International tournament

Beautiful poster of International tournament held at the pool of Dynamo Moscow in 1967, with the participation of Hungary, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Sweden and USSR.
Source:
archive of Mr. Mateo Manguillot family

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

1950, Vienna: Gebhard of Austria in action

The goalie of Austria, Gebhard in action during Vienna 1950 European Championships. Austria was 5th in this competition, won by the team of Netherlands.
Source:
magazine “Natacion” of CN Barcelona September 1950

1950: The teams of France and Spain

The teams of France and Spain at the presentation of their game held in Paris in 1950.
Source: magazine “Natacion” of Club Natacion Barcelona 1950

1950: Action during France-Spain

Another action during the game of France and Spain (8-2) held at the pool of "Tourelles", Paris in 1950.
Source: magazine “Natacion” of Club Natacion Barcelona 1950

1950: Action during France-Spain

Action during the game of France and Spain (8-2) held at the pool of "Tourelles", Paris in 1950.
Source: magazine “Natacion” of Club Natacion Barcelona 1950

1981: The team of C.N.UISP Bologna

The first Water Polo team of C.N.UISP Bologna, Italy in 1981. Standing L-R: Pancaldi P., Nanni P.F. (coach - player), Vidoni S., Gamberini P., Masturzo N., Gori P., Querzè A., Setti P. Kneeling L-R: Bianchi F., Osti R., Pancaldi L., Bellettati A. (portiere). Missing from the picture Sebastiani P.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Livio Pancaldi

Monday, May 12, 2008

1912, Stockholm: The golden English team

Post card issued by the Swedish Post office, presenting the Water Polo team of England, gold winner of Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games. The English team: Charles Sydney Smith, George Cornet, George Wilkinson, Charles Bugbee, Arthur Edwin Hill, Paul Radmilovic, Isaac Bentham.
Source: private collection

Sunday, May 11, 2008

1950, Vienna: The golden team of Netherlands

The team of Nederlands winner of gold medal in Vienna, 1950 European Championships. From L-R: H.Keetelaar, N.Korevaar, C.Braasem, R.V.Feggelen, M.V.Gelder, F.Smol,G.Bijsma. Nederlands, coached by the legendary Frans Kuyper won against Sweden 4-3, Switzerland 17-3, France 11-2, Yugoslavia 6-3, Austria 11-1 and Italy 9-4. Ranking: 1. Nederlands, 2. Sweden, 3.Yugoslavia, 4. Italy, 5. Austria, 6. France, 7. Switzerland.
Source: magazine “Natacion” of CN Barcelona September 1950

1923: The National team of Belgium

The National Water Polo team of Belgium in 1923.
Source: magazine “Sports”, Barcelona December 1923

Thursday, May 8, 2008

1938: Water Polo match in Recco

Postcard of Recco, Italy with a scene of a Water Polo match in 1938.
Source: private collection

1939: Water Polo match in Recco

Postcard of Recco, Italy with a scene of a Water Polo match in 1939.
Source: private collection

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

1969: The National team of Greece

The National team of Greece at the Zappeion pool of Athens in 1969. Standing L-R: Giorgos Theodorakopoulos, Takis Michalos, Takis Mathioudakis, Koulis Iosifidis, Petros Egogiannis, Lino Prepeto (coach), Sotiris Tzafolias, Periklis Damaskos, a, Yiannis Thymaras, Yiannis Palios. Kneeling L-R: Yiannis Palikaris, b, Ilias Damaskos, Dinos Mourtzis, Nikos Anagnostopoulos, Yiannis Karalogos, Vaggelis Voultsos, Anargyros Kehagias.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Periklis Damaskos

1971: The winners of Olympiacos Piraeus

The players of "Olympiacos Pireaus" celebrating their 8th Championship in Greece, against Ethnicos Pireaus in 1971. From L-R: Takis Mathioudakis, Yiannis Palios, Stathis Sarandos, Leonidas Theodorakakis (team Manager), Periklis Lanaras (team official), Periklis Damaskos.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Periklis Damaskos

1969: The team of Olympiacos Piraeus

The team of Olympiacos Piraeus in 1969. Standing L-R: Makis Charitos (coach), Spyros Tsiminos, Yiannis Palios, Takis Michalos, official, Vaggelis Koskinas, Periklis Damaskos, Yiannis Palikaris. Kneeling L-R: Giorgos Venardos, Spyros Ioannidis, Stathis Sarandos, Ilias Damaskos, Homiros Polychronopoulos.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Periklis Damaskos

1968: The Juniors of Olympiacos Piraeus

The Juniors team of Olympiacos Piraeus in 1968. Standing L-R: a, Ilias Damaskos, b, c, d, Homiros Polychronopoulos, Periklis Damaskos. Kneeling L-R: Spyros Ioannidis, Kostas Koskinas, Stathis Sarandos, Giorgos Venardos, e.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Periklis Damaskos

1969: The Greek National Team

The Greek National team that took part in Smyrna (Izmir), 1969 Balkan Games. Standing L-R: Koulis Iosifidis, Sotiris Tzafolias, Takis Michalos, Dimitris Kouvegetopoulos, Giorgos Theodorakopoulos, Lino Repeto (Coach). Seating L-R: Yiannis Palios, Vaggelis Voultsos, Petros Chatzikyriakakis, Nikos Anagnostopoulos and Periklis Damaskos
Source: courtesy of Mr. Periklis Damaskos

1968: The team of Sequoia High School

The 1968 team of Sequoia High School, Redwood City, California. Top row L-R: Willie Warren (Coach), Pete Seitz, John Collins, Kevin Mallon, Roger Pickler. Bottom row L-R: Eric Hoberg, Leroy Deal, Peter Abate, John Wycoff, Greg Sargent, Chuck McKinney.
Source: private collection