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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 50

Posted in Africa, America, Art, Artist, Best pictures, British Countryside, Educational card, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Law, Music, Royalty, Transport, Travel, Weapons 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 Holbein showing Henry VIII sketches for his Dance of Death.

Holbein, picture, image, illustration

Holbein showing Henry VIII sketches for his Dance of Death

The second picture shows a coach held up by Highwaymen.

Highwayman, picture, image, illustration

English 17th Century Coach Held Up by Highwaymen

The third picture shows a dandified black violinist.

violinist, picture, image, illustration

A black violinist

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 47

Posted in America, Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Famous battles, Famous Inventors, Farming, Historical articles, History, Industry, Inventions, Plants, Trade, 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 the French capture of Sontay in Vietnam.

Sontay, picture, image, illustration

The Capture of Sontay

The second picture shows a tobacco plantation in Cuba.

Cuba, picture, image, illustration

Tobacco plantation, Cuba

The third picture shows Samuel Morse, American inventor and telegraphy pioneer.

Morse, picture, image, illustration

Samuel Morse, American inventor and telegraphy pioneer

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 41

Posted in America, Architecture, Best pictures, Communications, Dance, Educational card, Fairy Tale, Famous Composers, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Fashion, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Royalty, Transport, Travel 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 Harlequin and other characters from Die Puppenfee (The Fairy Doll), a ballet by the Austrian composer Josef Bayer.

Die Puppenfee, picture, image, illustration

Die Puppenfee (The Fairy Doll), a ballet by the Austrian composer Josef Bayer

The second picture shows Wilhelm I proclaimed Emperor of Germany in Versailles, 1871.

Wilhelm I, picture, image, illustration

Wilhelm I proclaimed Emperor of Germany in Versailles, 1871

The third picture shows a New York street with elevated railway.

New York, picture, image, illustration

A New York street – elevated railway

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 37

Posted in America, Ancient History, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Industry, Invasions, Transport, Travel, Weapons 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 an Ancient Germanic tribe making iron weapons.

weapons, picture, image, illustration

Ancient Germanic tribe making iron weapons

The second picture shows the American postal service.

America, picture, image, illustration

American postal service

The third picture shows Porus, King of the Pauravas, offering Alexander the Great a bar of steel.

Alexander, picture, image, illustration

Porus, King of the Pauravas, offering Alexander the Great a bar of steel

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 29

Posted in America, Ancient History, Best pictures, Customs, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Plants, Religion, Trade, Transport, Travel on Monday, 23 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 Funicular railway in the Catskill Mountains, New York, USA.

Funicular, picture, image, illustration

Funicular railway in the Catskill Mountains, New York, USA

The second picture shows a vegetable seller in the 18th Century.

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Vegetable seller, 18th Century

The third picture shows Druids and the Sacred Mistletoe.

Druids, picture, image, illustration

The Sacred Mistletoe

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 18

Posted in America, Architecture, Best pictures, Boats, Disasters, Educational card, Exploration, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Geography, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Mystery, Science, Sea, Ships on Monday, 23 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 Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician.

Isaac Newton, picture, image, illustration

Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician

The second picture shows the principal street of New York City.

New York, picture, image, illustration

Principal street of New York City

The third picture shows Sir John Franklin’s expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, 1847.

Arctic, picture, image, illustration

Sir John Franklin's expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, 1847

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 15

Posted in America, Ancient History, Best pictures, Boats, Dance, Educational card, Engineering, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Leisure, Music, Rivers, Transport, Travel, War, Weapons on Monday, 23 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 Brutus throwing himself upon his own sword after the Battle of Philippi.

Philippi, picture, image, illustration

Brutus throwing himself upon his own sword after the Battle of Philippi

The second picture shows illuminations and dance on the Hudson River, New York.

New York, picture, image, illustration

Illuminations and dance on the Hudson River, New York

The third picture shows the Galerie des Machines at the Paris Exposition, 1889.

Paris, , picture, image, illustration

Galerie des Machines

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 8

Posted in America, Ancient History, Best pictures, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Law, Music, Rivers, Sport on Monday, 23 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 Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon, 49 BC.

Rubicon, picture, image, illustration

Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon, 49 BC

The second picture shows Baseball.

Baseball, picture, image, illustration

Baseball

The third picture shows a harpist.

Harp, picture, image, illustration

Harp, France, 1810

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

The Last of the Mohicans

Posted in Adventure, America, Children, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Law, War, Weapons on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This is a superbly painted picture of the principal characters in The Last of the Mohicans, the popular adventure novel by James Fenimore Cooper. The composition is a montage in which we see the British army officer, Colonel Munro and his fearless daughter Cora, and in the foreground Hawk-eye the frontiersman and Uncas, the eponymous last of the Mohicans and heroic figure for countless schoolboys as well as for Native American Indians.

Mohicans, picture, image, illustration

The Last of the Mohicans, the novel by James Fenimore Cooper

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Scott Joplin, ‘King of Ragtime Writers’

Posted in America, Historical articles, History, Music on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This fine monochrome portrait of Scott Joplin is taken from a black and white photograph of the composer-pianist printed in 1904 on the music cover of ‘The Cascades’, one of his forty or more successful piano rags. He is most famous for the ‘Maple Leaf Rag’, but remarkably composed two operas in his brief but uniquely innovative career.

Scott Joplin, picture, image, illustration

Scott Joplin, 'King of Ragtime Writers'

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