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The best pictures of grouse and pheasant shooting

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Birds, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Royalty, Scotland, Sport on Thursday, 30 July 2015

The best pictures of game shooting show scenes on the moors and royal estates.
The first picture is a superb aquatint of grouse shooting c.1821.

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Grouse Shooting by Henry Alken

The second picture shows grouse shooting high on the moors.

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Grouse shooting by Harrison William Weir

The third picture shows the Prince of Wales at Sandringham.

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King George V as Prince of Wales, shooting at Sandringham by Harry Payne

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

The best pictures of a tiger hunt

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Royalty, Sport on Thursday, 30 July 2015

The best pictures of a tiger hunt show royalty and gentlemen hunting tigers.
The first picture shows the Prince of Wales hunting tigers.

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The Prince of Wales tiger hunting in India; the Prince's suite following a Royal Bengal Tiger by Harry Payne

The second picture is a dramatic image of a tiger attacking a hunter.

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Tiger attack by Barrie Linklater

The third picture shows a tiger which has killed one of its hunters.

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Lieutenant Rice and the Tiger

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

The best pictures of wild duck shooting

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Birds, British Countryside, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Sport on Thursday, 30 July 2015

The best pictures of wild duck shooting show men pursuing country sports.
The first picture is of wild duck shooting in winter.

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Wild Duck Shooting at Christmas Time by Frank Dadd (after)

The second picture shows a dramatic scene as wild duck are shot.

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Wild Duck Shoot by Wolf

The third picture shows wild duck shooting near the coast.

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Wild Duck Shooting by Douglas Stannus Gray

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

The best pictures of a picnic

Posted in Absurd, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Leisure, War on Thursday, 30 July 2015

The best pictures of a picnic show families and children enjoying the novelty of eating outdoors.
The first picture is of a family picnic taken in the car to somewhere near the sea.

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Family picnic by Clive Uptton

The second picture shows an amusing indoors picnic on a rainy day in a comic illustration by John Leech complete with signs for Ruined Abbey and Shady Grove, and with “no insects!!”

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A Pic-nic in the Drawing Room, a capital thing for a Wet Day by John Leech

The third picture shows officers’ wives and male companions enjoying an improbable picnic as they watch preparations for battle in the Crimea.

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Wives in the Crimean War by C L Doughty

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

The best pictures of confectioners and sweet shops

Posted in Best pictures, Children, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Trade on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The best pictures of confectioners and sweet shops show the familiar delights of such emporia for adults and children.
The first picture shows children shopping at Easter.

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Easter eggs for sale in the sweet shop

The second picture shows a seaside rock stall.

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Seaside Rock stall on the sea front

The third picture shows soldiers at a late eighteenth-century confectioner’s.

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Hero's recruiting at Kelsey's; – or- Guard-Day at St. James's by James Gillray

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

The best pictures of afternoon tea

Posted in Best pictures, Customs, Historical articles, History, London on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The best pictures of afternoon tea show the middle classes taking afternoon tea.
The first picture shows a tea shop in Regent Street.

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Afternoon Tea in Regent Street by Mary L Gow

The second picture shows afternoon tea in Paris.

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A Five O'Clock Tea in Paris

The third picture shows people taking tea in Kensington gardens.

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Afternoon tea in Kensington Gardens by William Hatherell

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

The best pictures of the Royal Surrey Gardens

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Theatre on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The best pictures of the Royal Surrey Gardens show the exhibits and visitors to this short-lived attraction in a fifteen-acre site which for twenty years had also housed the Surrey Zoological Gardens, and was located close to the Kennington Oval.
The first picture shows an aerial view of the Gardens.

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The Royal Surrey Gardens c.1856

The second picture shows The Great Fire of London, a dramatic re-enactment with an 80 feet backdrop and spectacular fireworks typical of the entertainment at the Surrey Gardens.

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The Great Fire of London

The third picture shows the concert hall and music hall in the Surrey Gardens.

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Concert Hall at the Royal Surrey Gardens

Many more pictures of the Royal Surrey Gardens can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Kew Gardens

Posted in Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Plants on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The best pictures of Kew Gardens show visitors and the chief attractions.
The first picture shows families walking through Kew Gardens.

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Kew Gardens: A Visit to Nature's Wonderland

The second picture shows the pagoda at Kew.

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The Pagoda in the Chinese Gardens, Kew Gardens, London

The third picture shows the Great Palmarum at Kew.

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Interior of the Great Palmarum, Kew Gardens, London

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

The best pictures of a hammock

Posted in Best pictures, Children, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Ships, War on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The best pictures of a hammock include scenes in woods, gardens and on boats.
The first picture is of a boy in a hammock.

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A boy feeding ducks from a hammock

The second picture shows a beautiful Victorian woman in a garden hammock.

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Idleness

The third picture shows hammocks on a ship taking troops to fight in the Boer War.

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On Board the Transport "Bavarian" on her Way to the Cape, the Troop Deck

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

The best pictures of Carmen

Posted in Best pictures, Famous Composers, Literature, Music, Theatre on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The best pictures of Carmen show Merimee’s and Bizet’s heroine at her seductive peak and at her tragic end.
The first picture is a portrait of the alluring Carmen.

The second picture shows Carmen dancing for besotted Don Jose.

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Carmen and Don Jose by James E McConnell

The third picture shows Don Jose stabbing Carmen outside the bullring.

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Carmen's death by William de Leftwich Dodge

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