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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 35

Posted in Absurd, Actors, Art, Artist, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Music, Theatre, Trade, 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 cloth merchants at a trade fair in Champagne in 1300.

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A trade fair in Champagne, 1300

The second picture shows musical clowns.

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Musical clowns

The third picture shows Rembrandt van Rijn, the Dutch artist.

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Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch artist

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 34

Posted in Absurd, Ancient History, Artist, Best pictures, Disasters, Discoveries, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Industry, Insects, Music, Oddities, Religion, Royalty, Science, Trade 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 monks bringing the first silk cocoons to the Emperor Justinian in Constantinople.

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Monks bringing the first silk cocoons to the Emperor Justinian in Constantinople

The second picture shows the death of Georg Wilhelm Richmann, the German physicist.

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Victims of Science: The death of Georg Wilhelm Richmann, German physicist (1711-1753)

The third picture shows a performance artist and his musical balancing act.

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Musical balancing act

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 21

Posted in Ancient History, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Aviation, Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Myth, Nature, Politics, Royalty, Transport, Travel, 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 Mail balloon at the Siege of Paris in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871.

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Mail balloon at the Siege of Paris, Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

The second picture shows the Earl of Richmond reconciling the Houses of Lancaster and York.

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The Earl of Richmond Reconciles the Houses

The third picture shows Prometheus creating man from clay and Athena giving him life.

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Prometheus creates man from clay and Athena (Minerva) gives him life

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J M W Turner painting a storm

Posted in Art, Artist, Boats, Bravery, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Nature, Sea, Ships on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This is a magnificent bravura painting of England’s greatest painter enduring the elements to experience close-up the force and elemental grandeur of a storm. The 64 year-old Turner had had himself lashed to the ship’s mast for around four hours and the result of this experience was the monumental painting titled Snow Storm – Steam Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth.

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J M W Turner painting a storm by C L Doughty

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Louis Wain drew anthropomorphic cat portraits

Posted in Animals, Art, Artist, Historical articles, History on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This intimate picture of the artist Louis Wain shows him sitting at the bedside of his dying wife, Emily, and sketching their pet stray cat called Peter, whose antics cheered her as she lay dying. It was this melancholy apprenticeship which led Wain to a career painting rather surreal portraits of kittens and cats.

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Louis Wain spent hours at the bedside of his dying wife

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Michelangelo toiling on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Posted in Architecture, Art, Artist, Bible, Famous artists, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Religion on Friday, 20 November 2015

This technically superb picture is a complete revelation for anyone wondering quite how Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The necessary wooden scaffolding is apparent, as is the pulley system for raising the platform, and of special interest and appeal to the layman is the marvellous paint-spattered figure of Michelangelo, his face itself a picture of concentrated genius.

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Michelangelo toiling on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel by Severino Baraldi

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Pablo Picasso in Paris, 1900

Posted in Art, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Famous artists, Historical articles, History on Friday, 20 November 2015

This unusual image depicts the great painter Picasso, who went to Paris to visit the Universal Exhibition in 1900. It shows the handsome young Spaniard in Montmartre gazing in an art dealer’s gallery window at several paintings in gilt frames. Whether he likes or loathes them we cannot tell; but it was in Paris that he discovered art of which he had known nothing in provincial Spain.

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In 1900, a young Spaniard came to Paris – Pablo Picasso

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Louis Daguerre the inventive photographer

Posted in Art, Artist, Famous Inventors, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Science, Technology on Friday, 20 November 2015

This informal portrait of Louis Daguerre cleverly shows the scenic artist and pioneering photographer with the subject of a world-famous photographic image made by him in 1838. The view from his window seen in colour in this picture, became a black and white photograph of the boulevard which fortuitously captured the first ever human forms in a photographic image: the bootblack polishing a man’s shoes on the pavement corner on the left.

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Louis Daguerre

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 59

Posted in Art, Artist, Best pictures, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Philanthropy, Rivers, The Illustrated Times, War on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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 Turkish cavalry fording a river.

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Turkish Cavalry fording a River by E Morin

The second picture shows a visit to Holbein’s Studio.

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A Visit to Holbein's Studio by E Hodgson

The third picture shows the distribution of bread and soup to the Parisian poor.

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A Winter Scene in Paris, Distribution of Bread and Soup to the Poor

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

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 38

Posted in Architecture, Art, Artist, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Nature, Sea, The Illustrated Times on Monday, 16 November 2015

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 ladies sketching from nature.

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Sketching from Nature by E M Wimperis

The second picture shows sunset at Constantinople.

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Sunset at Constantinople by Ziem

The third picture shows The Alcala Gateway in Madrid.

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The Alcala Gateway, Madrid

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