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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 21

Posted in Ancient History, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Aviation, Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Myth, Nature, Politics, Royalty, Transport, Travel, War 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 Mail balloon at the Siege of Paris in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871.

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Mail balloon at the Siege of Paris, Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

The second picture shows the Earl of Richmond reconciling the Houses of Lancaster and York.

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The Earl of Richmond Reconciles the Houses

The third picture shows Prometheus creating man from clay and Athena giving him life.

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Prometheus creates man from clay and Athena (Minerva) gives him life

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.

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 7

Posted in Adventure, Best pictures, Communications, Disasters, Educational card, Fairy Tale, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Legend, News, Oddities, Sea, Ships, 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 Titanic sending an SOS message by wireless, 1912.

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The Titanic sending an SOS message by wireless, 1912

The second picture shows Sinbad thrown alive into the pits of the dead.

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Sinbad is thrown alive into the pits of the dead

The third picture shows a giant television screen in a public square from a series on predictions for the future.

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Giant television screen in a public square from a series on predictions for the future.

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 6

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Historical articles, History, Industry, Plants, Trade, 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 rock drilling work in the Culebra Cut, Panama Canal.

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Rock drilling work in the Culebra Cut, Panama Canal

The second picture shows the English postal service.

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English postal service

The third picture shows a Cocoa processing plant.

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Cocoa processing plant

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

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 80

Posted in Africa, Best pictures, Communications, Famous landmarks, Fashion, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, Religion, 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 new uniform of the London Postmen.

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A Sketch at St Martin's-Le-Grand, the New Uniform of the London Postmen

The second picture shows the New Cemetery for Muhammadans at Pere la Chaise, Paris.

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The New Mahometan Cemetery at Pere la Chaise, Paris

The third picture shows a Conference of Senegal Chiefs on National Affairs.

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Conference of Senegal Chiefs on National Affairs

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’, 69

Posted in America, Best pictures, Communications, Engineering, Historical articles, History, Industry, Inventions, London, Religion, Sea, Ships, Technology, 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 Messrs Glass and Ellioti’s Atlantic Telegraph Cable Works at East Greenwich.

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Messrs Glass and Ellioti's Atlantic Telegraph Cable Works at East Greenwich

The second picture shows a Buddhist Chapel erected by the Chinese in San Francisco.

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Buddhist Chapel erected by the Chinese at San Francisco

The third picture shows the new fast and efficient Electro Weaving-Machine or electric loom.

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The New Electro Weaving-Machine

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’, 26

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Disasters, Famous battles, games, Historical articles, History, Rivers, Ships, 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 an anxious gamester with his creditors at the door.

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The Gamester by A Solomon

The second picture shows the Battle of Gravelotte.

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The Battle of Gravelotte, Saxo Artillery attacking St Privat

The third picture shows the Collision between the Excelsior and the Mail Steamers in the River Mersey.

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The Collision between the Excelsior and the Mail Steamers in the River Mersey

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’, 2

Posted in Animals, Anniversary, Best pictures, Communications, Customs, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Nature, Oddities, The Illustrated Times, Theatre on Saturday, 14 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 Horse-Tamer.

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Mr Rarey, the Horse-Tamer, operating upon Cruiser by Harrison Weir

The second picture shows ladies anxiously waiting for the postman on Valentine’s Day.

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St Valentine's Day, waiting for the Postman by A Slader

The third picture shows ice collectors at the Serpentine.

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The late Frost, collecting Ice at the Serpentine, Hyde Park

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’, 70

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Music, 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 an International Socialist calling for World Peace in a rainy Hyde Park.

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A Flood of Eloquence and of Rain by Paul Renouard

The second picture shows Piccadilly Circus.

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The Heart of the Empire, An Impression of Piccadilly Circus at Dusk by Donald Maxwell

The third picture shows a soldier playing the harmonium in a military camp during the Boer War.

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The Light Side of War, a Duet on the Veldt by F de Haenen

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’, 20

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Art, Best pictures, Communications, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Industry, London, Royalty, Sea, Ships, The Graphic, Transport on Monday, 9 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 cargo ship coal whipping.

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Pits and Pitmen – Coal Whipping in the Pool by M W R

The second picture shows a Victorian forerunner of the Royal Broadcast on the wireless.

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The Queen Telegraphing her Message to her People throughout the Empire, 1897 by Sydney P Hall

The third picture shows one of the art treasures of England, a huge Egyptian statue.

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The Colossal Statue of Ramses II, on the Site of the Ancient Memphis, Egypt; the Statue has lately been raised out of the Mud, and will be floated down the Nile

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