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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 55

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Boats, Disasters, Educational card, Exploration, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Nature, Politics, Religion, Royalty, Ships, Travel, War, Weapons on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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We have selected three of the best pictures from our large collection of 19th and early 20th century educational trade cards.
The first picture shows the destruction of Saint-Pierre, Martinque, by the eruption of Mont Pelee in 1902.

Mont Pelee, picture, image, illustration

Destruction of Saint-Pierre, Martinque, by the eruption of Mont Pelee, 1902

The second picture shows The Emperor Frederick II taking the crown of Jerusalem in 1229.

Frederick II, picture, image, illustration

The Emperor Frederick II takes the crown of Jerusalem in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sixth Crusade, 18 March 1229

The third picture shows the death of Jean-Francois de la Perouse in 1788.

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Death of Jean-Francois de la Perouse, French naval officer and explorer, 1788

High-resolution scans of all educational cards can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

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