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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 99

Posted in Ancient History, Animals, Arts and Crafts, Astronomy, Best pictures, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Literature, Philosophy, Plants, Rivers, Science, 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 Hannibal crossing the Rhone with his army and elephants, 218 BC.

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Hannibal crossing the Rhone with his army and elephants, 218 BC

The second picture shows Ancient Egyptian papermakers.

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Ancient Egyptian papermakers

The third picture shows Aristotle, Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist.

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Aristotle, Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 82

Posted in Architecture, Astronomy, Best pictures, Bravery, Castles, Educational card, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Revolution, Space 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 Charlotte Corday, assassin of Jean-Paul Marat.

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Charlotte Corday, assassin of French Revolutionary Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat

The second picture shows the kitchen of a mediaeval castle.

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Kitchen of a medieval castle

The third picture shows Ursa Major.

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Ursa Major

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 78

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Astronomy, Best pictures, Castles, Discoveries, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Fashion, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Leisure, Music, Religion, Rivers, Royalty, Science, Space 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 Johannes Kepler and a total eclipse of the Sun.

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Johannes Kepler and a total eclipse of the Sun

The second picture shows Sciarra Colonna slapping Pope Boniface VIII across the face, 1303.

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Sciarra Colonna slapping Pope Boniface VIII across the face, 1303

The third picture shows King Arthur’s Round Table.

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King Arthur's Round Table

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

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The trial of Galileo

Posted in Astronomy, Discoveries, Historical articles, History, Law, Religion, Science on Friday, 20 November 2015

This painfully revelatory picture shows an aged and humiliated Galileo in the prisoner’s dock in Rome. He was tried for heresy in 1633 by the Roman Catholic Inquisition, and was almost seventy years old at the time of his ordeal. Threatened with torture and compelled to abjure his opinions on heliocentrism, he did so under great duress muttering denials of his abjuration under his breath.

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The trial of Galileo by C L Doughty

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Men working on Mars, as imagined in the 1970s

Posted in Astronomy, Plants, Science, Space, Technology, Travel on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

This convincing photorealist and futuristic picture shows astronauts working on the Red Planet in a small scientific base. They have carefully organised equipment and credible scientific instruments, but their controversial achievement appears to be successfully cultivating food crops on Mars.

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Men working on the planet Mars, as imagined in the 1970s

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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 51

Posted in Africa, Ancient History, Architecture, Astronomy, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, London, Rivers, Technology, The Graphic on Wednesday, 11 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 Great Comet of 1882.

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The Comet as seen from the Pyramids

The second picture shows a railway signalman.

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The life of a railway signalman, on duty in a London signal box by Henri Lanos

The third picture shows the electric light on the Thames Embankment.

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The electric light on the Thames Embankment

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’, 34

Posted in Animals, Architecture, Astronomy, Best pictures, Cars, Fashion, Historical articles, History, London, The Graphic, Theatre, Transport on Tuesday, 10 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 a broken-down automobile being towed by a horse.

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The Pleasures of Automobiling: An Ignominious journey by horse and broken down motor vehicle by W T Maud

The second picture shows a London theatre audience leaving after the play.

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After the play – under the Lyceum Portico

The third picture shows the lunar eclipse in Florence.

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The Eclipse of the Moon, 27 February 1877

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 of John Milton

Posted in Astronomy, Best pictures, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Science on Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The best pictures of John Milton are vivid portraits and images from the long life of the Parliamentarian, great political philosopher and supreme English poet.
The first picture shows Milton with Galileo.

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After many difficulties, John Milton finally managed to meet Galileo

The second picture shows a portrait of Milton.

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John Milton. After the original crayon drawing from life by William Faithorne

The third picture shows Milton dictating “Samson Agonistes”.

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Milton dictating "Samson Agonistes"

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The best pictures of Galileo

Posted in Astronomy, Best pictures, Discoveries, Historical articles, History, Science on Monday, 13 July 2015

The best pictures of Galileo depict him at different stages of his long life as a mathematician, physicist and astronomer.
The first picture of Galileo shows him conducting his most famous experiment in Pisa.

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Gallileo on the tower of Pisa in 1591 by James E McConnell

The second picture shows the famous trial of Galileo.

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The trial of Galileo by Tancredi Scarpelli

The third picture of Galileo shows him in old age and blind, now letting a younger man look through his telescope.

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Blind Galileo with an astronomer friend, by Peter Jackson

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