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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 25

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Dance, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Music, Politics, Royalty, The Illustrated Times, Theatre 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 Charles IX and Henry of Navarre at the apartment of Marie Touchet.

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Charles IX and Henry of Navarre at the Apartment of Marie Touchet by M Compte

The second picture shows the Great Theatre at Moscow.

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Interior of the Great Theatre at Moscow

The third picture shows The Honourable Artillery Company’s Ball.

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The Honourable Artillery Company's Ball, the Dancing-Room

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’, 21

Posted in America, Best pictures, Dance, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Music, Rivers, Sport, The Illustrated Times, Travel, 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 Japanese gladiators.

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Japanese Gladiators by J Palmer

The second picture shows the Carnival at Venice.

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The Carnival at Venice, Scene on the Square of St Mark by Cosson Smeeton

The third picture shows the burial of a soldier from the New York Firemen Zouaves during the Civil War.

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Burial of One of the New York Firemen Zouaves on the Banks of the Potomac, Virginia by F J Skill

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’, 14

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Dance, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, The Illustrated Times on Sunday, 15 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 eighteenth-century scene at Dijon.

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The Inn Door, a Scene at Dijon in the Last Century by E Morin

The second picture shows the splendid house of a rich Indian banker.

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House of a Rich Banker at Adjimir

The third picture shows a scene at an inn named the Hampshire Hog.

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Recruiting, Scene at the Hampshire Hog, Charles Street, Westminster, “How Merry we Live who Soldiers be”, by W M’Connell

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’, 91

Posted in Actors, America, Best pictures, British Towns, Children, Dance, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Music, Politics, The Graphic, Travel 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 American smoking with native American Indians.

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Sketches in the Far West, a Smoke with Friendlies by A Boyd Houghton

The second picture shows street entertainers at the seaside.

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Harmony at the Seaside, a Morning Performance by a troupe of minstrels by Robert Barnes

The third picture shows workers foraging for fuel on a cinder tip in Wales.

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The Lock-Out in South Wales, on a Tip, collecting Fuel by H Johnson

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’, 54

Posted in Best pictures, Dance, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, Royalty, The Graphic, Theatre, War, Weapons on Thursday, 12 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 theatrical entertainment by and for soldiers.

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The Afghan War, Lyric Theatre in the Camp, Jellalabad by J Schonberg

The second picture shows Sunday afternoon in a Gin Palace.

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A Sunday Afternoon in a Gin Palace by Charles Green

The third picture shows a sword dance.

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Pathan Sword-Dance before Prince Albert Victor at the Cavalry Camp, Muridki, India by J Schonberg

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’, 21

Posted in Best pictures, Dance, Famous landmarks, Fashion, Historical articles, History, London, Royalty, The Graphic, Theatre 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 fancy-dress ball guests cycling home.

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After the Ball is over by William Rainey

The second picture shows an Imperial Gala on Olga Island at the Peterhof.

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The Emperor William's Visit to the Czar, the Special Gala Ballet on Olga Island by J Gulich

The third picture shows debutantes at Buckingham Palace.

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The Queen's Drawing Room, on the Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace by J Gulich

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’, 11

Posted in Best pictures, Dance, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Oddities, Sea, Ships, The Graphic, Weapons 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 the Canada Timber Docks, Liverpool.

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Towards the Close of Day, the Canada Timber Docks, Liverpool by R Dudley

The second picture shows a curious remedy against sea-sickness.

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A Proposed Remedy against Sea-Sickness by Arthur Hopkins

The third picture shows a Ball on board a battleship.

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A Ball on Board a Battleship by Arthur Hopkins

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’, 4

Posted in Best pictures, British Countryside, Dance, Disasters, Education, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, The Graphic on Sunday, 8 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 undergraduate navvies at Oxford.

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Amateur Navvies at Oxford, Undergraduates making a Road as suggested by Mr Ruskin by J Nash

The second picture shows a fancy dress ball.

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The Great Fancy Dress Ball at Tavistock Hill by W Ralston

The third picture shows the burning of a prison ship.

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The Burning of the Roman Catholic Reformatory Ship "Clarence" on the Mersey by J Nash

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 of Anna and the King of Siam

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Children, Dance, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Music, Royalty, Theatre on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The best pictures of Anna and the King are colourful images of King Mongkut of Siam, and Anna Leonowens, the English governess whose story inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I.
The first picture shows the King commanding Anna to worship the Buddha.

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Anna and the King of Siam by Robert Brook

The second picture shows the King and Anna.

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Anna and the King by Roger Payne

The third picture shows the King of Siam at whose court Anna was governess.

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King Mongkut

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

The best pictures of Plato

Posted in Ancient History, Art, Best pictures, Dance, Education, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Literature, Philosophy, Politics on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The best pictures of Plato are vivid images of the Greek philosopher, teacher and founder of the prototype for all European educational institutions.
The first picture shows Plato in the famous Academy.

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The philospher Plato taught his students and followers in a grove called the Academia, on Athens' outskirts by Roger Payne

The second picture shows the Master and pupils in the grove.

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Plato and his disciples in the gardens of the Academia by R Marti

The third picture shows Plato and the park in Athens where he taught.

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Plato and his disciples in the park at the edge of Athens by John Millar Watt

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