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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 115

Posted in Actors, Africa, Ancient History, Best pictures, Boats, British Countryside, Christmas, Customs, Educational card, Fairy Tale, Famous Composers, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Magic, Music, Rivers, Theatre, Transport, Travel 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 a barge on the Nile.

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On a barge in the Nile

The second picture shows Christmas Eve in England in the 18th Century.

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Christmas Eve in England, 18th Century

The third picture shows the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote.

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The Queen of Night Meets Tamino and Papageno

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 77

Posted in Best pictures, British Countryside, Castles, Educational card, Famous battles, Famous crimes, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Invasions, Legend, Leisure, Mystery, Nature, Plants, Travel, War 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 capture of Peking by the Mongols in 1215.

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Capture of Peking by the Mongols, 1215

The second picture shows Bluebeard’s wife succumbing to temptation and unlocking the forbidden room.

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Bluebeard's wife succumbs to temptation and unlocks the forbidden room

The third picture shows a picnic in Epping Forest.

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The Picnic, Epping Forest

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 70

Posted in America, Ancient History, Architecture, Best pictures, British Countryside, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Invasions, Legend, Myth, Politics, Ships, War 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 a fourteen-storey skyscraper in America.

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14 storey skyscraper, USA

The second picture shows Garibaldi crossing the Straits of Messina in the night of 19-20 August 1860.

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Crossing of the Straits of Messina in the night of 19-20 August 1860

The third picture shows the death of King Arthur.

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The death of King Arthur

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 50

Posted in Africa, America, Art, Artist, Best pictures, British Countryside, Educational card, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Law, Music, Royalty, Transport, Travel, 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 Holbein showing Henry VIII sketches for his Dance of Death.

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Holbein showing Henry VIII sketches for his Dance of Death

The second picture shows a coach held up by Highwaymen.

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English 17th Century Coach Held Up by Highwaymen

The third picture shows a dandified black violinist.

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A black violinist

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.

Jane Austen, the English novelist

Posted in British Countryside, Country House, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Literature on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This rather restrained portrait of a rather humourless Jane Austen is in fact based on a watercolour by her sister Cassandra, in which the witty and amusing novelist of the English Gentry appears to be furiously grumpy and even plain cross. Our picture, happily, has lightened her mood and brightened her expression, so that her cheeks draw colour from the pretty pink ribbon in her cap.

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Jane Austen by Horace Gaffron

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The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Posted in British Countryside, Famous news stories, Farming, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Industry, Law, News, Politics on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This sombre picture depicts the six farm workers known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, being sentenced to deportation for forming a trade union in the little Dorsetshire village of Tolpuddle. The conviction of the defendants angered many, and the case became a cause celebre leading to their later acquittal.

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Tolpuddle Martyrs

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Wreckers on the Cornish coast

Posted in British Countryside, Disasters, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Sea, Ships on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This detailed and beautifully painted picture shows a gang of wreckers and smugglers in a rocky cove on the Cornish coast. The image is cleverly lit by the glowing lantern which deceptively lures the ship, seen in the distance, onto the rocks rather than safety, and into the hands of the wreckers, who plunder its wealth and kill those crewmen who manage to swim ashore.

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Wreckers on the Cornish coast by Peter Jackson

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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.

Building a motorway in 1960s England

Posted in Britain in the 60s, British Countryside, British Towns, Cars, Engineering, Historical articles, History, Transport, Travel on Saturday, 21 November 2015

Here is a superb panoramic picture of one of the great infrastructure projects of the 1960s, namely the building of motorways. These astonishing feats of civil engineering can be appreciated when viewed from above as in this image, which reveals the vast scale of the earth works along with the vehicles and many workers involved. The helicopter completes a picture of modernisation and progress, as does the already completed section cutting through the beautiful English countryside.

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Building a motorway in 1960s England by Wilf Hardy

Many more pictures of Britain in the 1960s can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.