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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 33

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Boats, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Industry, London, Politics, Prehistory, Royalty, Transport 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 Roger of Sicily capturing Palermo in 1072.

Palermo, picture, image, illustration

Roger of Sicily capturing Palermo, 1072

The second picture shows the Brewhouse of a London brewery in the 18th Century.

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Brewhouse of a London brewery, 18th Century

The third picture shows Prehistoric boats.

Prehistoric boats, picture, image, illustration

Prehistoric boats

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 25

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, Cars, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Religion, Sea, Ships, War, 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 men, women and children being whipped by monks.

monks chastising, picture, image, illustration

Men, women and children being whipped by monks

The second picture shows Acetylene headlights on a motor car and a motorcycle.

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Acetylene headlights on a motor car and a motorcycle

The third picture shows French Gunboats at Paknam, Siam.

Paknam, picture, image, illustration

French Gunboats at Paknam, Siam

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 24

Posted in Africa, Ancient History, Best pictures, Boats, Educational card, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Industry, Politics, Royalty 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 Antony and Cleopatra.

Cleopatra, picture, image, illustration

Antony and Cleopatra

The second picture shows Joan of Arc on her way to her execution.

Saint Joan, picture, image, illustration

Joan of Arc on her way to her execution

The third picture shows a compressed air drill in a gold mine in Transvaal.

Transvaal, picture, image, illustration

Compressed air drill in a gold mine in Transvaal

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 18

Posted in America, Architecture, Best pictures, Boats, Disasters, Educational card, Exploration, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Geography, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Mystery, Science, Sea, Ships 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 Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician.

Isaac Newton, picture, image, illustration

Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician

The second picture shows the principal street of New York City.

New York, picture, image, illustration

Principal street of New York City

The third picture shows Sir John Franklin’s expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, 1847.

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Sir John Franklin's expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, 1847

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 15

Posted in America, Ancient History, Best pictures, Boats, Dance, Educational card, Engineering, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Leisure, Music, Rivers, Transport, Travel, War, 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 Brutus throwing himself upon his own sword after the Battle of Philippi.

Philippi, picture, image, illustration

Brutus throwing himself upon his own sword after the Battle of Philippi

The second picture shows illuminations and dance on the Hudson River, New York.

New York, picture, image, illustration

Illuminations and dance on the Hudson River, New York

The third picture shows the Galerie des Machines at the Paris Exposition, 1889.

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Galerie des Machines

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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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The Viking invaders

Posted in Boats, Historical articles, History, Invasions, Ships, Travel, War, Weapons on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This spectacular picture depicts a large Viking fleet’s arrival on the English coast, and is especially notable for the two magnificent Norsemen striding through the surf on to English soil. Their winged and horned helmets signal authority, status and physical strength, while behind them the multi-coloured sails of great carved longboats fill with the strong wind and bring their brothers-in-arms ashore.

Vikings, picture, image, illustration

The Vikings by Jack Keay

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The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

Posted in Boats, Education, Historical articles, History, London, Rivers, Sport on Friday, 20 November 2015

This photorealist picture chooses a wide-angled view of the Thames to capture a perfect image of both the Oxford and Cambridge boats after they have passed Hammersmith Bridge, over which a familiar red London bus passes as the press boats and umpire’s boat continue to follow the two university crews beneath.

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The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race by Wilf Hardy

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Helen of Troy

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Boats, Famous battles, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Myth, Sea, Ships, War on Friday, 20 November 2015

This striking portrait of the catastrophically alluring Helen of Troy is notable for the background to the picture, in which the Greek fleet is seen departing for the coming war with Troy. The entire picture seems to be an illustration of Marlowe’s famous lines, “Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships, / And burnt the topless towers of Ilium”.

Helen, picture, image, illustration

Helen of Troy by Ralph Bruce

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Leif Ericsson, the Viking who found America

Posted in America, Boats, Discoveries, Exploration, Geography, Historical articles, History, Sea, Ships on Friday, 20 November 2015

Leif Ericsson was the Viking who found America, and this picture is a stunning image of the Viking Chieftain sitting in his winged helmet at the stern of his longboat, beneath the carved head of a Nordic dragon. The North Atlantic Ocean is as much an element in the image as the magnificent Viking warriors and their billowing striped sails.

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Leif Ericsson, the Viking Who Found America by Peter Jackson

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