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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 112

Posted in Aerospace, Ancient History, Architecture, Aviation, Best pictures, Boats, Customs, Disasters, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Sea, Ships, Transport, Travel, War on Thursday, 26 November 2015

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 an Ancient Egyptian funeral ceremony.

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Ancient Egypt, funeral ceremony

The second picture shows Francisque Arban being rescued by Italian fishermen, 1846.

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Francisque Arban rescued by Italian fishermen after his balloon crashed into the Adriatic, 1846

The third picture shows the Battle of Milazzo, 260 BC.

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Milazzo, the first Roman naval victory over Carthage in 260 BC

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 72

Posted in Aerospace, Africa, Ancient History, Architecture, Aviation, Best pictures, Disasters, Educational card, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Myth, Nature, Royalty, Transport, Travel on Wednesday, 25 November 2015

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 Aeneas at Dido’s palace.

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Aeneas at Dido's palace

The second picture shows passengers boarding an airship.

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Boarding the airship in London

The third picture shows a hurricane on Martinique.

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Hurricane on Martinique

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 51

Posted in Aerospace, Ancient History, Animals, Architecture, Aviation, Best pictures, Birds, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Legend, Myth, Religion, Transport, Travel, War, Wildlife on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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 arrival at Rome on a journey from London to Rome by airship.

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Arrival at Rome on a journey from London to Rome by airship.

The second picture shows Prometheus and Zeus (Jupiter) battling the Titans.

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Prometheus and Zeus (Jupiter) battling the Titans

The third picture shows bird hunters at Cape Bathurst, northern Canada.

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Hunting birds, Cape Bathurst, northern Canada

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 48

Posted in Aerospace, Aviation, Best pictures, Children, Educational card, Fairy Tale, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Magic, Transport, Travel, War on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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 Leon Delagrange in a Bleriot monoplane over Denmark.

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Leon Delagrange in a Bleriot monoplane, Denmark

The second picture shows Hansel and Gretel finding the gingerbread house.

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Hansel and Gretel: Hansel and Gretel find the gingerbread house

The third picture shows the Battle of Ping-Yang, 1894.

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Sino-Japanese War; Battle of Ping-Yang, 26-27 October 1894

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The Battle of Britain

Posted in Aerospace, Aviation, British Countryside, Famous battles, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Invasions, War, Weapons, World War 2 on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This evocative picture shows young pilots scrambling after receiving orders to take to the skies and defend Great Britain against the onslaught of the Luftwaffe. The subtle image depicts a moment of excitement and apprehension in these young men’s lives, but it also shows the very green and pleasant land for which they were fighting, and for which many sacrificed their young and courageous lives.

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The Battle Of Britain by Pat Nicolle

Many more pictures of the Second World War can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

Chichester’s first-ever solo flight from London to Tokyo

Posted in Aerospace, Aviation, Historical articles, History, Travel on Friday, 20 November 2015

This brilliantly painted picture captures the elemental drama of Francis Chichester’s solo flight to Japan as well as depicting the aircraft, a de Havilland Gipsy Moth, with meticulous draughtsmanship and care. This record-breaking achievement was in fact a disappointment, since he set out to circumnavigate the globe by air and was brought down by overhead cables in Katsuura harbour.

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The first-ever solo flight from London to Tokyo by Francis Chichester by Wilf Hardy

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Imperial Airways, the early British commercial airline

Posted in Aerospace, Aviation, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Transport, Travel on Friday, 20 November 2015

This evocative panoramic picture shows a Handley Page W10 in Britain’s pre-war Imperial Airways livery, flying high above the familiar cityscape of Paris, with the Seine snaking into the distance and the Eiffel Tower standing sentinel over the French capital.

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Imperial Airways – a Handley Page W10 flying high over Paris by Graham Coton

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Alcock and Brown, first men to fly the Atlantic

Posted in Adventure, Aerospace, America, Aviation, Bravery, Engineering, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, News, Sea, Transport, Travel on Friday, 20 November 2015

Aviation pioneers Alcock and Brown were the first men to fly the Atlantic non-stop, and in doing so claimed the Daily Mail Prize of £10,000 which Lord Northcliffe had put up for a successful challenge. They flew a modified Vickers Vimy bomber which looks like a dangerously rudimentary aircraft in our exciting picture, especially so as the ocean waves seem to reach to its very vulnerable undercarriage.

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Alcock and Brown, first men to fly the Atlantic by Neville Dear

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The bombing of Hiroshima

Posted in Aerospace, America, Disasters, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Science, Technology, War, Weapons, World War 2 on Thursday, 19 November 2015

Our panoramic picture shows one of the most famous images in world history, the notorious fireball and column of radioactive dust after the bombing of Hiroshima. We also see the Enola Gray which dropped the bomb, and one of the planes carrying scientific instruments to monitor the event. Our viewpoint is that of the observer in the third plane, the photography aircraft.

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Hiroshima

Many more pictures of the Second World War can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Soviet cosmonauts

Posted in Aerospace, Aviation, Best pictures, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Science, Space, Technology, Travel on Monday, 31 August 2015

The best pictures of Soviet cosmonauts show four famous figures in the history of space exploration.
The first picture is of Yuri Gagarin.

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Yuri Gagarin by Wilf Hardy

The second picture is of Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov who made the first space walk, a 12-minute extra-capsule adventure.

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Alexey Leonov making the first space walk by Wilf Hardy

The third picture is of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman into space, her husband Andrian Nikolayev, and Vostock 6.

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Valentina Tereshkova was the first female cosmonaut in space and circumnavigated earth in Vostok 6. Also inset is her husband, Andrian Nikolayev, who flew in Vostok 3. Picture by Robert Brook

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