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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 86

Posted in Animals, Architecture, Best pictures, Birds, Customs, English Literature, Famous landmarks, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, The Illustrated Times, Wildlife on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows Bull-Fighting at Bayonne, with the Cavalcade proceeding to the Arena in the Place de Saint-Esprit.

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Bull-Fighting at Bayonne, the Cavalcade proceeding to the Arena in the Place de Saint-Esprit by Gustave Dore

The second picture shows an ancient house at Blackwall, said to have been the residence of Sir Walter Raleigh.

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Ancient House at Blackwall, said to have been the Residence of Sir Walter Raleigh

The third picture shows the Bird Show at the Crystal Palace.

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The Bird Show at the Crystal Palace

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

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