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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, 60

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Education, Educational card, Famous Composers, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Law, Leisure, Music, Oddities, Royalty, Sinners, Theatre 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 Wagner at the villa Wesendonck in Zurich.

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Wagner at the villa Wesendonck in Zurich

The second picture shows Queen Elizabeth I.

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Queen Elizabeth I

The third picture shows a morality tale: alcoholism suppresses all moral strength and leads to suicide.

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Alcoholism suppresses all moral strength and leads to suicide

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, 19

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Education, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Law, Music, Oddities, Philosophy, 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 Gallic warriors using soap.

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Soap, used by Gallic warriors

The second picture shows Solon giving laws to the Greeks, 6th Century BC.

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Solon giving laws to the Greeks, 6th Century BC

The third picture shows a Spanish student playing the guitar.

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The guitar: Spanish student (18th Century)

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

The charming beginnings of Lewis Carroll’s Alice

Posted in Absurd, Children, Education, English Literature, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Interesting Words, Leisure, Literature, Puzzle on Saturday, 21 November 2015

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was an Oxford don and mathematics lecturer at Christ Church, whose friendship with the Dean of Christ Church’s children lead him to write Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Our charming and unusual picture, painted as if it were an old photograph, captures the very moment one summer day on the riverbank in Oxford, when Alice Liddell asked the young academic to tell her a story.

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How Alice Began by Neville Dear

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

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

Posted in Boats, Education, Historical articles, History, London, Rivers, Sport on Friday, 20 November 2015

This photorealist picture chooses a wide-angled view of the Thames to capture a perfect image of both the Oxford and Cambridge boats after they have passed Hammersmith Bridge, over which a familiar red London bus passes as the press boats and umpire’s boat continue to follow the two university crews beneath.

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The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race by Wilf Hardy

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Scholars at their studies in the library of Bokhara

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Education, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Law, Literature, Philosophy, Religion on Friday, 20 November 2015

This restrained and elegant picture shows Islamic scholars at their studies in the library of Bokhara, one of the great libraries of Europe, and especially so after the city’s conversion (three times) to Islam, after a long period of Persian cultural hegemony.

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Scholars at their studies in the library of Bokhara, one of the most famous of all the Islamic libraries

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

Life in the Monasteries

Posted in Architecture, Bible, British Countryside, Education, Famous landmarks, Farming, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Music, Religion on Thursday, 19 November 2015

This marvellous aerial view of a monastery is a deceptively charming picture which carefully shows the layout of the entire monastic complex. It shows such typical and essential features as the Chapter House, cloisters, cellar, infirmary, Misericorde or rest room, along with the kitchen, refectory and dormitory. Outside lies the well and the orchard. We can also see the Abbot’s House on the right, near the fish pond. The mill, of course, sits on the river by the bridge, while the almonry serves as an official building next to the entrance.

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Life in the Monasteries

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

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 92

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Education, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Music, Politics, The Illustrated Times, War, Weapons 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 Sardinian Riflemen.

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Sardinian Riflemen by Gustave Dore

The second picture shows Blue-Coat Boys in the new playground at Christ’s Hospital.

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Drilling the Blue-Coat Boys in the New Playground at Christ's Hospital

The third picture shows the first sounding of Big Ben at the foot of the Westminster Clock Tower.

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The first sounding of Big Ben at the foot of the Westminster Clock Tower

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.