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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 116

Posted in Actors, Architecture, Best pictures, Educational card, Fairy Tale, Famous Composers, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Law, Magic, Music, Politics, Theatre 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 Cinderella by the kitchen fire.

Cinderella, picture, image, illustration

Cinderella by the Kitchen Fire

The second picture shows townsfolk reading a Notice giving their town the right to levy local taxation.

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Notice of the right of a town to levy Octroi tax in the Middle Ages

The third picture shows the dying Violetta in the closing scene of Verdi’s La Traviata.

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Rodolphe Asks For Forgiveness From Violetta Who Is Dying

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 115

Posted in Actors, Africa, Ancient History, Best pictures, Boats, British Countryside, Christmas, Customs, Educational card, Fairy Tale, Famous Composers, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Magic, Music, Rivers, Theatre, Transport, Travel 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 a barge on the Nile.

Nile, picture, image, illustration

On a barge in the Nile

The second picture shows Christmas Eve in England in the 18th Century.

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Christmas Eve in England, 18th Century

The third picture shows the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote.

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The Queen of Night Meets Tamino and Papageno

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 94

Posted in Actors, Ancient History, Architecture, Best pictures, Customs, Educational card, Fairy Tale, Famous Composers, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Legend, Literature, Magic, Music, Politics, Sea, Ships, Theatre 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 words and music for the popular English song, ‘Rule Britannia’.

Rule Britannia, picture, image, illustration

Rule Britannia

The second picture shows Aladin and the magic lamp.

Aladin, picture, image, illustration

Aladin and the magic lamp

The third picture shows Ancient Greek theatre.

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Ancient Greek theatre

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 63

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Children, Educational card, English Literature, Fairy Tale, Historical articles, History, Legend, Literature, Magic, Music, Mystery, Oddities, Religion, Science, Wildlife 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 the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The second picture shows the miraculous birth of Zoroaster.

 Zoroaster, picture, image, illustration

The miraculous birth of Zoroaster

The third picture shows a demonstration of Light projection.

Light projection, picture, image, illustration

Light projection

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 48

Posted in Aerospace, Aviation, Best pictures, Children, Educational card, Fairy Tale, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Magic, Transport, Travel, War 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 Leon Delagrange in a Bleriot monoplane over Denmark.

Leon Delagrange, picture, image, illustration

Leon Delagrange in a Bleriot monoplane, Denmark

The second picture shows Hansel and Gretel finding the gingerbread house.

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Hansel and Gretel: Hansel and Gretel find the gingerbread house

The third picture shows the Battle of Ping-Yang, 1894.

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Sino-Japanese War; Battle of Ping-Yang, 26-27 October 1894

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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, 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.

The Titanic, picture, image, illustration

The Titanic sending an SOS message by wireless, 1912

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

Sinbad, picture, image, illustration

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.

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Hansel and Gretel

Posted in Fairy Tale, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Magic on Saturday, 21 November 2015

The fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel is a brilliant and surreal fantasy involving edible houses and cannibalistic witches. But central to the story is the poor Woodcutter’s tragic abandonment of his children under instructions from their cruel stepmother, and this exquisite picture is a beautifully painted representation of the sympathetic characters and the pathos of their parting.

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Hansel and Gretel by James E McConnell

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The best pictures of the Poor Fisherman and the Caliph

Posted in Best pictures, Fairy Tale, Fish, Historical articles, History, Legend, Literature, Magic on Thursday, 15 October 2015

The best pictures of the Poor Fisherman and the Caliph are colourful scenes from the folktale about Haroun al-Raschid and the fisherman whose fortunes change for the better.
The first picture shows the poor fisherman getting a very good haul.

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The Arabian Nights: The Poor Fisherman Gets a Good Haul

The second picture shows the Caliph teaching the fisherman.

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The Arabian Nights: The Fisherman Learns To Fish From The Disguised Caliph

The third picture shows the Caliph at the fisherman’s house.

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The Arabian Nights: The Caliph at the Fisherman's House

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

The best pictures of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Posted in Best pictures, Fairy Tale, Historical articles, History, Legend, Magic on Thursday, 15 October 2015

The best pictures of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves are colourful images of the classic Arabian folk tale.
The first picture shows Ali Baba finding the treasure in the thieves’ den.

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Ali Baba discovers the treasure by Don Lawrence

The second picture shows the thief’s mules carrying their bogus oil jars.

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How Ali Baba met the forty thieves by John Millar Watt

The third picture shows the thief offering Ali Baba the oil jars hiding his fellow thieves.

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Ali Baba is duped by the thief and his oil jars by Jesus Blasco

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