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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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Greengrocers in pre-decimalisation Britain

Posted in Britain in the 60s, British Towns, Children, Historical articles, History, Trade on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This is a brilliantly detailed and realistic picture of a typical Greengrocers in pre-decimalisation Britain. The old £.s.d. currency is apparent in the price signs, and the weighing scales are particularly evocative of the era, but so is the surprising lack of variety in the shop, which only stocks the relatively few fruit and vegetables eaten in Britain at that time.

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Greengrocers in pre-decimalisation Britain

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Family playing on the moon, as imagined in the 1960s

Posted in Absurd, Children, Geography, Historical articles, History, Science, Space, Sport, Technology, Travel on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This amusing picture shows a family playing on the moon above a valley where sits their lunar base. The extra-terrestrial domestic scene was imagined in the 1960s, when a rather naive optimism began to shine through after the post-war gloom; it was of course a decade which saw man walk on the Moon. But however unlikely this vision of a lunar colony may have appeared, the artist did get one thing right; he painted the Earth as a “blue planet”.

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Family playing on the moon, as imagined in the 1960s

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The garden in Spring

Posted in Britain in the 60s, Children, Historical articles, History, Nature, Plants on Friday, 20 November 2015

This colourful and very surreal picture of a walled garden is a dazzling composition in which various elements challenge credibility, not least the astonishingly healthy crop of vegetables alongside well-timed perfect tulips and daffodils, and all in very late spring when the cherry trees are in blossom. But somehow these idealised elements coalesce in a garden of nostalgia tended by a 1960s family who look impossibly happy.

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The garden in Spring

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A Clown with performing animals at the circus

Posted in Absurd, Actors, Anarchy, Animals, Children, Dance, Dogs, Historical articles, History, Music, Theatre on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Our superb picture is a brilliant depiction of the archetypal circus clown with red nose, unruly tufts of ginger hair and a dazzling costume in primary colours. He has two skilful and enchanting companions, his comical small dog and an accomplished performing seal. He is also blowing his own trumpet while his spirits are high.

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Clown at the circus

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A typical English Garage in the 1960s

Posted in British Countryside, British Towns, Cars, Children, Historical articles, History, Trade, Transport, Travel on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Our colourful and charming picture shows a typical English Garage in the 1960s, and contains many details redolent of the time and full of retro-charm. These include the AA logo on a sign, the Brand heads on the petrol pumps and of course the classic cars on the forecourt.

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A typical English Garage in the 1960s

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 96

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Countryside, Children, Customs, Dance, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, Religion, The Illustrated Times, War 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 young family in financial difficulties with the rent.

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Early Struggles by T Brooks

The second picture shows Sergeant Kite at the Public-House Bar recruiting in King Street, Westminster.

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Recruiting in King-Street, Westminster, Sergeant Kite at the Public-House Bar by D H Friston

The third picture shows a Carnival Procession at Barcelona.

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Carnival Procession at Barcelona by Cosson Smeeton

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’, 93

Posted in Best pictures, Bravery, Children, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics, The Illustrated Times, Theatre, War 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 boy-king Conradin flinging his glove into the crowd before his execution.

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Conradin's Glove by J Pluddemann

The second picture shows a Plebiscitary Meeting in the Salle Moliere, Paris.

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Plebiscitary Meeting in the Salle Moliere, Paris

The third picture shows a scene in Beirut during the military evacuation of Syria.

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The Evacuation of Syria, Embarkation at Beyrout of the Last Battalions of the Expeditionary Force

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’, 77

Posted in Best pictures, Children, Education, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, News, Philanthropy, The Illustrated Times, War on Tuesday, 17 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 Ragged School in George Yard, St Jude’s, Whitechapel.

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Ragged School, George Yard, St Jude's, Whitechapel

The second picture shows a rush for evening papers in the Rue Croissant, Paris.

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Parisian Sketches, a Rush for Evening Papers in the Rue Croissant

The third picture shows Austrian Officers in a Cafe at Milan.

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Austrian Officers in a Cafe at Milan by M Morgan

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’, 73

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Children, Education, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Sinners, The Illustrated Times on Tuesday, 17 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 Workhouse for Islington in Upper Holloway.

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New Workhouse for Islington in Upper Holloway by F Watkins

The second picture shows the Baby Show at the Surrey Zoological Gardens.

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The Baby Show at the Surrey Zoological Gardens by W M'Connell

The third picture shows the School Drill at Eton.

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Eton School Drill

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