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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.

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 2

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Castles, Educational card, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Music, Politics, Saints, Theatre 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 a performance of a Nativity play in a castle in the Middle Ages.

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Performance of a Nativity play in a castle in the Middle Ages

The second picture shows Joan of Arc wounded at the Siege of Orleans, 1429.

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Joan of Arc wounded at the Siege of Orleans, 1429

The third picture shows the Phonograph.

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The phonograph

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

A Scottish piper in traditional piper’s uniform

Posted in Architecture, Castles, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Music, Scotland on Thursday, 19 November 2015

This striking and colourful figure, a familiar image on both sides of the Border, is the world-famous Scottish piper resplendent in traditional piper’s uniform. He plays the Great Highland Bagpipes and is wearing a scarlet plaid with cloak and the customary accoutrements of sporran and the like. Behind him loom the rocky battlements of Edinburgh Castle, another potent emblem of Scotland.

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Scottish piper

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

A mediaeval Anglo-Norman village

Posted in Architecture, British Countryside, Castles, Farming, Geography, Historical articles, History, Invasions on Thursday, 19 November 2015

Our carefully researched picture is a bird’s-eye view of a riverside Anglo-Norman village as it might have appeared sometime after the Domesday Book was compiled by order of William the Conqueror. We see the dominant castle, the largely Anglo-Saxon church and the already familiar appearance of the English manor house. These, along with the thatched village houses and the distant windmill, are elements of domestic and agricultural architecture which form the pattern of rural English building for a millennium.

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A mediaeval Anglo-Norman village by Dan Escott

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 98

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Towns, Castles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Law, Leisure, London, Religion, Rivers, 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 filling up the Shaft previous to firing the Battery for the explosion of Old Rochester Bridge.

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The Explosion of Old Rochester Bridge, filling up the Shaft previous to firing the Battery

The second picture shows the interior of a Spanish Country Inn.

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Interior of a Spanish Country Inn by A Rouargue

The third picture shows Newgate Chapel.

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Newgate Chapel

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’, 91

Posted in Architecture, Art, Best pictures, Castles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Leisure, London, Religion, Saints, 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 a Bazaar in the Grounds of Carisbrooke Castle.

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Bazaar in the Grounds of Carisbrooke Castle by P Brannon

The second picture shows the Pope at St Peter’s.

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The Pope at St Peter's

The third picture shows the proposed alteration of the National Gallery by Captain Fowkes, Architect.

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Proposed Alteration of the National Gallery, Captain Fowkes, Architect

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’, 84

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Castles, Disasters, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, 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 destruction of the British Embassy in the Great Fire at Constantinople.

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The Great Fire at Constantinople, Destruction of the British Embassy

The second picture shows the Fort at Agra.

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The Fort at Agra

The third picture shows the public promenade in the Prince’s Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

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Promenade in the Prince's Street Gardens, 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’, 43

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Castles, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Royalty, The Illustrated Times, Theatre, Trade, War, Weapons 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 Sheridan performed at the Court Theatricals in St George’s Hall, Windsor Castle.

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The Court Theatricals, St George's Hall, Windsor Castle, Scene from the "Rivals"

The second picture shows La Masa, the Sicilian Guerrilla Chief.

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The Revolution in Sicily, La Masa, the Sicilian Guerrilla Chief, and Staff, in the Streets of Palermo, 28 May by Frank Vizetelly

The third picture shows the Ham Fair at Paris.

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The Ham Fair at Paris

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’, 39

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Castles, Disasters, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Religion, Royalty, The Illustrated Times, Weapons 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 accident on the Hampstead Junction Railway.

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The Accident on the Hampstead Junction Railway

The second picture shows the Line of Kings in the Armoury at the Tower of London.

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The Armoury in the Tower of London

The third picture shows the elegant Bank at Delhi.

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The Bank at Delhi

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’, 42

Posted in America, Animals, Architecture, Best pictures, Castles, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Royalty, The Graphic, Transport on Wednesday, 11 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 trams in San Francisco.

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Hallidie's Parent Cable Tramway System worked without horses or locomotives

The second picture shows a Turkish bath in Constantinople.

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Life in Constantinople, at the Turkish Bath by H Lanos

The third picture shows a performance by Hengler’s Circus before Queen Victoria.

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Performance by Hengler's Circus before the Queen at Windsor, Trained Horses saluting the Royal Box

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