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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 105

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Plants, Religion, Ships, Trade, 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 Enrico Dandolo, Doge of Venice, preaching the Fourth Crusade in St Mark’s Basilica, Venice.

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Enrico Dandolo, Doge of Venice, preaching the Fourth Crusade in St Mark's Basilica, Venice

The second picture shows Cogs of the Hanseatic League, 14th – 15th Century.

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Cogs of the Hanseatic League, 14th – 15th Century

The third picture shows a shopkeeper weighing fruit in a shop in Pompeii.

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Weighing fruit in a shop in Pompeii

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 101

Posted in Africa, Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Music, Myth, Royalty, Sea, Ships, Travel 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 Orpheus playing his lyre.

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Orpheus playing his lyre

The second picture shows Frederick the Great playing the flute.

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Frederick the Great of Prussia and a flute concert

The third picture shows tourists in Egypt.

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The Pyramids viewed from the outskirts of Cairo

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 92

Posted in Africa, Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Boats, Educational card, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty 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 the Marble junk at the Summer Palace in Peking.

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Marble junk at the Summer Palace in Peking

The second picture shows Victor Schoelcher bringing news of their freedom to the slaves of Martinique, c.1848.

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Victor Schoelcher bringing news of their freedom to the slaves of Martinique, c1848

The third picture shows Pompeii and the Temple of the God Apollo.

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The Temple of the God Apollo at Pompeii

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 86

Posted in America, Archaeology, Architecture, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Rivers, 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 a group of tourists in the Athenian countryside.

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Group of tourists in the Athenian countryside

The second picture shows Brooklyn Bridge, New York.

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Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The third picture shows an Italian goldsmith’s workshop in the 16th Century.

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Goldsmith's workshop, Italy, 16th Century

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 22

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History 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 ancient ruins in Abusir, Egypt.

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Remains of ancient civilisations in Abusir, Egypt

The second picture shows the huge kitchen of a large modern hotel.

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Huge kitchen of a large modern hotel

The third picture shows the observatory in Delhi and a solar eclipse.

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The observatory in Delhi and a solar eclipse

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 13

Posted in Africa, Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Industry, Invasions, Maps, War 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 Ostrogoths, led by their king Theodoric, crossing the Alps, 489.

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The Ostrogoths, led by their king Theodoric, crossing the Alps, 489

The second picture shows coal miners hewing coal at the coal face.

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Coal mine. Hewing coal at the coal face

The third picture shows the Great Sphinx of Egypt.

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The Great Sphinx of Egypt

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

Napoleon with the Rosetta stone

Posted in Africa, Ancient History, Archaeology, Art, Arts and Crafts, Historical articles, History on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This well drawn and detailed picture shows Napoleon with two French scholars; one of them is examining the mysterious Rosetta Stone, which had remained a source of fascination for Napoleon since being unearthed by a soldier during the Egyptian Campaign, and which would eventually be claimed by the British after the French defeat in 1801.

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The Rosetta stone by Pat Nicolle

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The Burial of Tutankhamun

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Arts and Crafts, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Religion, Royalty, Superstition on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This highly unusual painting illustrates the elaborate rituals which accompanied the burial of Tutankhamun, the most famous of the Egyptian pharaohs. It pictures the moments which sealed off forever (so it was thought) the funeral chamber containing the precious artefacts in our picture, and the sacred mummy of Tutankhamun himself, wearing the fabled gold and enamel mask. Thousands of years later a man called Howard Carter would see a very similar scene.

Tutankhamun.

Burial of Tutankhamun by Peter Jackson

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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 99

Posted in Ancient History, Animals, Archaeology, Architecture, Artist, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, The Graphic, War, Weapons on Saturday, 14 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the excavations at the Colosseum in Rome.

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The Excavations at the Colosseum, Rome

The second picture shows facsimile of a sketch by a Japanese war artist.

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Facsimile of a Coloured Sketch by a Japanese War Artist, showing the Firing of a Gun on one of the Men-of-War during an Engagement

The third picture shows the Chariot Race at Barnum and Bailey’s Show.

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The Chariot Race at Barnum and Bailey's Show, the start for the Final Heat by W Small

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 81

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Best pictures, British Countryside, Children, Customs, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Royalty, Ships, The Graphic on Friday, 13 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the Prince of Wales visiting the Parthenon.

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The Prince of Wales in Greece – The Royal Party visiting the Parthenon

The second picture shows a stoke-hole.

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Graphic America, the Stoke Hole by A Boyd Houghton

The third picture shows Bank Holiday on Hampstead Heath.

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A Cockney Carnival, Bank Holiday on Hampstead Heath by Phil May

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.