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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 104

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Best pictures, Customs, Dance, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Music, Myth, Religion, Royalty 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 the Muses on Mount Parnassus.

The Muses, picture, image, illustration

The Muses on Mount Parnassus

The second picture shows the outer gate of the enclosure containing the palaces in Peking.

Peking, picture, image, illustration

Outer gate of the enclosure containing the palaces in Peking

The third picture shows celebrating Ramadan in Turkey.

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Celebrating Ramadan, Turkey

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 74

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.

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 44

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.

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 43

Posted in Best pictures, Customs, Dance, Educational card, Famous news stories, Fashion, Geography, Geology, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, Politics, Railways, Religion, Transport, Travel 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 traditional Pentecost celebrations in Russia.

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Traditional Pentecost celebrations in Russia

The second picture shows the Vesuvius funicular railway in Italy.

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Vesuvius funicular railway, Italy

The third picture shows Gladstone defending his policy for Irish Home Rule in the House of Commons.

Gladstone, picture, image, illustration

Gladstone defending his policy for Irish Home Rule in the House of Commons

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 41

Posted in America, Architecture, Best pictures, Communications, Dance, Educational card, Fairy Tale, Famous Composers, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Fashion, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Royalty, Transport, Travel 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 Harlequin and other characters from Die Puppenfee (The Fairy Doll), a ballet by the Austrian composer Josef Bayer.

Die Puppenfee, picture, image, illustration

Die Puppenfee (The Fairy Doll), a ballet by the Austrian composer Josef Bayer

The second picture shows Wilhelm I proclaimed Emperor of Germany in Versailles, 1871.

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Wilhelm I proclaimed Emperor of Germany in Versailles, 1871

The third picture shows a New York street with elevated railway.

New York, picture, image, illustration

A New York street – elevated railway

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 15

Posted in America, Ancient History, Best pictures, Boats, Dance, Educational card, Engineering, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Leisure, Music, Rivers, Transport, Travel, War, Weapons 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 Brutus throwing himself upon his own sword after the Battle of Philippi.

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Brutus throwing himself upon his own sword after the Battle of Philippi

The second picture shows illuminations and dance on the Hudson River, New York.

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Illuminations and dance on the Hudson River, New York

The third picture shows the Galerie des Machines at the Paris Exposition, 1889.

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Galerie des Machines

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

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens around 1750

Posted in Actors, Dance, Famous Composers, Famous landmarks, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, Sinners, Theatre on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This delightfully drawn and colourful picture shows the beauty and attraction of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. This was the name given to Spring Gardens, a pleasure resort which had opened sometime before the Restoration. During the eighteenth century its popularity increased, and soon the most fashionable and disreputable figures in society flocked there for the musical and semi-theatrical entertainments, which included the music of Handel and other great Baroque composers played by the elevated orchestra, clearly visible in the picture.

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Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens around 1750 by Peter Jackson

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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

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

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’, 61

Posted in Animals, Architecture, Best pictures, Dance, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Royalty, Sport, 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 North Gate at Canton.

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The North Gate, Canton by M E Roux

The second picture shows the Turf in India and preparations for saddling.

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The Turf in India, Preparations for Saddling by G F Atkinson

The third picture shows Almehs dancing in a Persian Palace.

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Almehs dancing in a Persian Palace by Auguste Shoefft

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