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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 112

Posted in Aerospace, Ancient History, Architecture, Aviation, Best pictures, Boats, Customs, Disasters, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Sea, Ships, Transport, Travel, War 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 an Ancient Egyptian funeral ceremony.

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Ancient Egypt, funeral ceremony

The second picture shows Francisque Arban being rescued by Italian fishermen, 1846.

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Francisque Arban rescued by Italian fishermen after his balloon crashed into the Adriatic, 1846

The third picture shows the Battle of Milazzo, 260 BC.

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Milazzo, the first Roman naval victory over Carthage in 260 BC

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Posted in Best pictures, Disasters, Discoveries, Educational card, Exploration, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty, War, Weapons 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 suicide of King Zhou of Shang.

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The suicide of King Zhou of Shang

The second picture shows Captain Cook meeting with Maori chiefs in New Zealand, 1769.

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Captain Cook meeting with Maori chiefs in New Zealand, 1769

The third picture shows the sacking of a town in the Middle Ages.

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Sacking of a town in the Middle Ages

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 100

Posted in Architecture, Art, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Castles, Disasters, Educational card, Exploration, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, London, Rivers, Royalty, Ships, War 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 Royal reception of Francis Drake on his return to London from South America in 1581.

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The Reception of Francis Drake to London from South America in 1581

The second picture shows the burning of the Chinese fleet at Canton.

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Burning of the Chinese fleet at Canton

The third picture shows Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, meeting with artists.

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Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, meeting with artists, 1450

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 72

Posted in Aerospace, Africa, Ancient History, Architecture, Aviation, Best pictures, Disasters, Educational card, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Myth, Nature, Royalty, Transport, Travel 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 Aeneas at Dido’s palace.

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Aeneas at Dido's palace

The second picture shows passengers boarding an airship.

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Boarding the airship in London

The third picture shows a hurricane on Martinique.

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Hurricane on Martinique

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 69

Posted in Absurd, Actors, Africa, Ancient History, Best pictures, Disasters, Education, Educational card, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Medicine, Myth, Religion, Trade 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 a quack medicine seller at a fair in a small town in Germany, 1820.

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A quack medicine seller at a fair in a small town in Germany, 1820

The second picture shows Odin, chief of the Norse gods.

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Odin, chief of the Norse gods

The third picture shows Caliph Omar burning the Library at Alexandria.

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Caliph Omar Burns The Library at Alexandria

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 55

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Boats, Disasters, Educational card, Exploration, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Nature, Politics, Religion, Royalty, Ships, Travel, War, 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 the destruction of Saint-Pierre, Martinque, by the eruption of Mont Pelee in 1902.

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Destruction of Saint-Pierre, Martinque, by the eruption of Mont Pelee, 1902

The second picture shows The Emperor Frederick II taking the crown of Jerusalem in 1229.

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The Emperor Frederick II takes the crown of Jerusalem in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sixth Crusade, 18 March 1229

The third picture shows the death of Jean-Francois de la Perouse in 1788.

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Death of Jean-Francois de la Perouse, French naval officer and explorer, 1788

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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

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 34

Posted in Absurd, Ancient History, Artist, Best pictures, Disasters, Discoveries, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Industry, Insects, Music, Oddities, Religion, Royalty, Science, Trade 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 monks bringing the first silk cocoons to the Emperor Justinian in Constantinople.

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Monks bringing the first silk cocoons to the Emperor Justinian in Constantinople

The second picture shows the death of Georg Wilhelm Richmann, the German physicist.

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Victims of Science: The death of Georg Wilhelm Richmann, German physicist (1711-1753)

The third picture shows a performance artist and his musical balancing act.

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Musical balancing act

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 28

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Disasters, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Industry, Invasions, Rivers, Ships, 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 destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, 6th Century BC.

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The destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, 6th Century BC

The second picture shows men laying paving slabs.

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Laying paving slabs

The third picture shows Robert Fulton’s first paddle steamer for the service between New York and Albany, 1807.

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Robert Fulton's first paddle steamer for the service between New York and Albany, 1807

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 18

Posted in America, Architecture, Best pictures, Boats, Disasters, Educational card, Exploration, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Geography, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Mystery, Science, Sea, Ships 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 Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician.

Isaac Newton, picture, image, illustration

Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician

The second picture shows the principal street of New York City.

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Principal street of New York City

The third picture shows Sir John Franklin’s expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, 1847.

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Sir John Franklin's expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, 1847

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