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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 97

Posted in America, Ancient History, Animals, Best pictures, Bible, Bravery, Customs, Educational card, Famous battles, Flags, Geography, Geology, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Minerals, Myth, Religion, Saints, Sea, Ships, Travel, War, Weapons 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 Jason making a sacrifice to the Gods to aid the Argo in its voyage.

Argo, picture, image, illustration

Sacrifice to the Gods to aid the Argo in its voyage

The second picture shows gold prospectors in Alaska.

Gold prospectors, picture, image, illustration

Gold prospectors, Alaska

The third picture shows St James the Great, patron saint of Spain.

St James the Great, picture, image, illustration

St James the Great, patron saint of Spain

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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.

Charlotte Corday, picture, image, illustration

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

The second picture shows the kitchen of a mediaeval castle.

castle, picture, image, illustration

Kitchen of a medieval castle

The third picture shows Ursa Major.

Ursa Major, picture, image, illustration

Ursa Major

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

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Posted in Africa, Ancient History, Architecture, Best pictures, Bravery, Educational card, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Law, Music, Mystery, Myth, Politics, Religion, Superstition, War, Weapons 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 Cardinal Richelieu sending Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville and the Comte de Chapelles to be executed for defying his ban on duelling, in 1627.

Cardinal Richelieu, picture, image, illustration

Cardinal Richelieu sending Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville and the Comte de Chapelles to be executed for defying his ban on duelling, 1627

The second picture shows Orpheus in Egypt.

Orpheus, picture, image, illustration

Orpheus in Egypt

The third picture shows the death of Lord Talbot and his son.

Talbot and son, picture, image, illustration

The Death of Lord Talbot and his Son

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

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Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Bravery, Educational card, Famous crimes, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Politics, Railways, Revolution, Rivers, 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 the Goltzsch Viaduct Railway Bridge, Mylau, Germany.

viaduct, picture, image, illustration

The Goltzsch Viaduct Railway bridge, Mylau, Germany

The second picture shows Dante exiled from Florence.

Dante, picture, image, illustration

Dante exiled from Florence

The third picture shows the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday.

Marat, picture, image, illustration

The assassination of Jean-Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday, French Revolution, 13 July 1793

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

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Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Bravery, Educational card, English Literature, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Politics, Religion, Revolution, 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 Lord Byron in Greece.

Lord Byron, picture, image, illustration

Lord Byron, English poet

The second picture shows Jesus preparing to be nailed to the Cross.

Jesus, picture, image, illustration

Exhausted, Jesus prepares to be nailed to the Cross

The third picture shows the Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 20 June 1789.

Revolution, picture, image, illustration

The Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 20 June 1789

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

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Posted in Ancient History, Animals, Architecture, Best pictures, Bravery, Educational card, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Leisure, Music, Rivers, Theatre, Weapons 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 Horatius Cocles throwing himself into the River Tiber, 6th Century BC.

Horatius Cocles, picture, image, illustration

Horatius Cocles throwing himself into the River Tiber, 6th Century BC

The second picture shows the Place de l’Opera, Paris.

L'Opera, picture, image, illustration

Place de l'Opera, Paris

The third picture shows a knight battling a dragon.

dragon, picture, image, illustration

The knight battles the dragon

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

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Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Bravery, Educational card, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Religion, Sinners, Wildlife 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 hunting polar bears.

polar bears, picture, image, illustration

Hunting polar bears

The second picture shows Knights Templars being burned at the stake in France.

Knights Templars, picture, image, illustration

Knights Templars being burned at the stake in France

The third picture shows Mazeppa.

Mazeppa, picture, image, illustration

Mazeppa

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

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.

J M W Turner, picture, image, illustration

J M W Turner painting a storm by C L Doughty

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John Brown on the way to the gallows

Posted in America, Bravery, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This is a touching and cleverly photorealist picture of the great American abolitionist, John Brown, who is going to the gallows for believing in the equality of all Americans, black and white. The image focusus on him stopping to kiss a black baby, and it is this loving gesture which holds our attention, not the distant noose.

John Brown, picture, image, illustration

John Brown on the way to the gallows stopped to kiss a negro child by Andrew Howat

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

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Posted in Bravery, English Literature, Famous battles, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, War on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This remarkable picture shows the Charge of the Light Brigade, and differs from many images of this famous military engagement in its depiction of the start of the advance, showing the speed and momentum of the cavalry moments after they heard the order and began their doomed and heroic charge into posterity, military glory and poetic immortality.

Crimea, picture, image, illustration

The Charge of the Light Brigade by Neville Dear

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