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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 87

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Castles, Children, Customs, Educational card, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Royalty, 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 Richard the Lionheart mortally wounded before the Castle of Chalus-Chabrol.

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Richard the Lionheart mortally wounded before the Castle of Chalus-Chabrol

The second picture shows the Feasting hall in the house of Harald Fairhair, King of Norway.

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Feasting hall in the house of Harald Fairhair, King of Norway

The third picture shows Russian children skating.

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Russian children skating

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Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Children, Customs, Dance, Educational card, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Politics 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 Guy Fawkes Night in London.

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Guy Fawkes Night in London

The second picture shows the assassination of Louis of Orleans by the men of John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy.

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Assassination of Louis of Orleans by the men of John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, Paris, 1407

The third picture shows Romans drinking and dancing in a villa on the Bay of Naples.

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Romans drinking and dancing in a villa on the Bay of Naples

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, Children, Educational card, English Literature, Fairy Tale, Historical articles, History, Legend, Literature, Magic, Music, Mystery, Oddities, Religion, Science, Wildlife 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 Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The second picture shows the miraculous birth of Zoroaster.

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The miraculous birth of Zoroaster

The third picture shows a demonstration of Light projection.

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Light projection

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

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Posted in Aerospace, Aviation, Best pictures, Children, Educational card, Fairy Tale, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Magic, Transport, 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 Leon Delagrange in a Bleriot monoplane over Denmark.

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Leon Delagrange in a Bleriot monoplane, Denmark

The second picture shows Hansel and Gretel finding the gingerbread house.

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Hansel and Gretel: Hansel and Gretel find the gingerbread house

The third picture shows the Battle of Ping-Yang, 1894.

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Sino-Japanese War; Battle of Ping-Yang, 26-27 October 1894

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, Best pictures, Children, Customs, Educational card, English Literature, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Invasions, War, Wildlife 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 the Sack of Rome by the Vandals, 455.

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Sack of Rome by the Vandals, 455

The second picture shows a snake charmer.

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A snake charmer

The third picture shows the famous son of Admiral Casabianca.

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The son of Admiral Casabianca

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, Best pictures, Children, Customs, Dance, Disasters, Education, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Music, Science 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 the death of Pliny the Elder in the eruption of Vesuvius.

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Death of Pliny the Elder in the eruption of Vesuvius, 79

The second picture shows children using a prism to demonstrate the spectrum of sunlight.

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Using a prism to demonstrate the spectrum of sunlight

The third picture shows the tarantella, a traditional Italian dance.

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Dancing the tarantella, Italy

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, Architecture, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Children, Educational card, Fashion, games, Historical articles, History, Industry, 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 weaving and carpet making in Ancient Greece.

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Weaving and carpet making in Ancient Greece

The second picture shows mediaeval youths at weapon practice.

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The Exercise Yard

The third picture shows Zinc manufacturing.

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Zinc manufacturing. Roller

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

The Last of the Mohicans

Posted in Adventure, America, Children, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Law, War, Weapons on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This is a superbly painted picture of the principal characters in The Last of the Mohicans, the popular adventure novel by James Fenimore Cooper. The composition is a montage in which we see the British army officer, Colonel Munro and his fearless daughter Cora, and in the foreground Hawk-eye the frontiersman and Uncas, the eponymous last of the Mohicans and heroic figure for countless schoolboys as well as for Native American Indians.

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The Last of the Mohicans, the novel by James Fenimore Cooper

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The charming beginnings of Lewis Carroll’s Alice

Posted in Absurd, Children, Education, English Literature, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Interesting Words, Leisure, Literature, Puzzle on Saturday, 21 November 2015

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was an Oxford don and mathematics lecturer at Christ Church, whose friendship with the Dean of Christ Church’s children lead him to write Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Our charming and unusual picture, painted as if it were an old photograph, captures the very moment one summer day on the riverbank in Oxford, when Alice Liddell asked the young academic to tell her a story.

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How Alice Began by Neville Dear

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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

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