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The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, London

Posted in Architecture, Britain in the 60s, British Cities, Children, Christmas, Customs, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Plants, Religion on Saturday, 21 November 2015

The Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square is a gift from the people of Oslo and has been given to the capital every year since 1947. Our festive picture shows a view from the south-west corner of the square; looking past the iconic fountains towards the steeple of St Martin in the Fields, the artist places the famous tree in the centre of his beautiful composition.

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Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, London, a gift from the people of Oslo

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Christmas shopping in London

Posted in Britain in the 60s, British Cities, Children, Christmas, Historical articles, History, London, Trade, Transport on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This is a dazzling and painstakingly detailed picture of London at Christmas in the 1960s. The festive lights and decorations on the street are matched by those on the great department stores, and the fruit stall is an especially well-observed feature of London’s streets. The classic red London buses complete an impression of a self-confident joyful capital city filled with families doing their Christmas shopping.

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Christmas Shopping in London

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 82

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Cities, Disasters, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Industry, Politics, Scotland, The Illustrated Times on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the Air Shaft on fire after the Lund Hill Colliery Explosion.

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The Lund Hill Colliery Explosion, the Air Shaft on Fire by George Meason

The second picture shows the ruins of Kehl, which lies on the Rhine opposite Strasbourg.

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The Chief Street in Kehl, opposite Strasbourg, after its Bombardment by the French

The third picture shows the Hall of the Parliament House, Edinburgh.

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The Hall of the Parliament House, Edinburgh

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 50

Posted in Animals, Architecture, Best pictures, British Cities, Famous landmarks, Farming, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Leisure, London, Plants, Politics, Religion, The Illustrated Times, Trade on Monday, 16 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the Royal Agricultural Society’s Show at Oxford.

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The Royal Agricultural Society's Show at Oxford

The second picture shows the Smoking-Room, House of Commons.

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The Smoking-Room, House of Commons

The third picture shows the Temple Church as seen since the demolition of the surrounding buildings.

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The Temple Church as seen since the Demolition of the Surrounding Buildings

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 47

Posted in America, Animals, Architecture, Art, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, British Cities, Customs, Famous landmarks, Flags, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Royalty, The Illustrated Times, War on Monday, 16 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the elephants of the Rajah of Travancore.

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The Elephants of the Rajah of Travancore by Frank Vizetelly

The second picture shows the Sheffield School of Art.

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The New Sheffield School of Art

The third picture shows the Confederate Battle Flag for South Carolina.

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The New Sovereignty Flag of South Carolina

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 42

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Cities, Disasters, Education, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, London, The Illustrated Times, Theatre on Monday, 16 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the Colonnade in the Park of Monceaux, near Paris.

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The Colonnade in the Park of Monceaux, near Paris by H Stock

The second picture shows the destruction of Covent Garden Theatre by fire.

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The destruction of Covent Garden Theatre, London, on the morning of 5 March 1856

The third picture shows the Earl of Derby laying the First Stone of the University Museum, Oxford.

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The Earl of Derby laying the First Stone of the University Museum, Oxford

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 17

Posted in Art, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, British Cities, Disasters, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, The Illustrated Times on Sunday, 15 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the fire at Broadwoods’ Pianoforte Manufactory.

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The Fire at Broadwoods' Pianoforte Manufactory, as seen from Vauxhall Bridge

The second picture shows an imminent rescue on a frozen lake.

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Skating in the Parks, "Another Man in!"

The third picture shows exhibits in the Armour Court of the Manchester Art-Treasures Exhibition.

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View in the Armour Court of the Manchester Exhibition

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 15

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Boats, British Cities, British Towns, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Industry, Leisure, Sea, The Illustrated Times, Trade, Travel on Sunday, 15 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the new Free Trade Hall, Manchester.

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The New Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Mr Edward Walters, Architect

The second picture shows the arrival of the husbands boat at Margate.

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By the Seaside, Margate, the Arrival of the Husbands Boat by W M'Connell

The third picture shows a Russian Factory at Kachagar.

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Russian Factory at Kachagar, on the Chinese Frontier by Ivan Ivaovitch

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 80

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Cities, Famous landmarks, Geography, Historical articles, History, Institutions, London, Rivers, The Graphic on Friday, 13 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 bird’s-eye view of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

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A Bird's Eye View of Newcastle-on-Tyne by Robert Jobling

The second picture shows a bird’s-eye view of South Kensington.

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Bird's-Eye View of South Kensington showing the New Museum Building as it will appear when finished and its Surroundings by H W Brewer

The third picture shows a bird’s-eye view of Norwich.

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Bird's-Eye View of Norwich, the Meeting Place of the Church Congress by H W Brewer

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’, 79

Posted in America, Art, Best pictures, Boats, British Cities, Education, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Rivers, Sport, The Graphic, War on Friday, 13 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 veteran of the Empire seeing the destruction after the Paris Commune.

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A Veteran of the Empire at the Place Vendome by Charles Green

The second picture shows the Oxford Crew at home.

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A Sketch on the Isis, the Oxford Crew at Home by H Woods

The third picture shows a long-haired American in a barber’s in New York.

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Graphic America, Barber's Saloon, New York by A Boyd Houghton

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.