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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 11

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Aviation, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Religion, Sport, Sporting Heroes, 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 an arrival at Brussels at night in the 1911 Air Race.

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Arrival at Brussels at night

The second picture shows a Tunisian potter.

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Tunisian potter

The third picture shows El Cid fighting the Moors.

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El Cid fighting the Moors

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 9

Posted in Architecture, Aviation, Best pictures, British Countryside, Castles, Communications, Disasters, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Industry, Leisure, 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 death of the balloonist Sophie Blanchard, 1819.

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Death of the balloonist Sophie Blanchard, 1819

The second picture shows a typesetter’s composing stick.

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Typesetter's composing stick

The third picture shows an excursion to the royal castle of Windsor, England.

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Excursion to the royal castle of Windsor, England

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 4

Posted in Actors, Aviation, Best pictures, Cars, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Inventions, London, Royalty, Shakespeare, Theatre, 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 William Shakespeare staging a production for Queen Elizabeth I.

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William Shakespeare staging a production for Queen Elizabeth I.

The second picture shows a motorised carriage with a powerful headlight.

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Motorised carriage with a powerful headlight

The third picture shows a flying torpedo boat in the year 2000.

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Flying torpedo boat in the year 2000

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

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

Many more pictures of aviation can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.