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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 89

Posted in Animals, Art, Artist, Best pictures, Boats, Educational card, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Industry, Invasions, Religion, Sea, Ships, War, Weapons, Wildlife 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 Raphael working on his portrait of Pope Leo X with Cardinals Giulio de’ Medici and Luigi de’ Rossi.

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Raphael working on his portrait of Pope Leo X with Cardinals Giulio de' Medici and Luigi de' Rossi

The second picture shows William the Conquerer falling onto the sand of Pevensey Bay in 1066.

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The conquest of England by the Normans, with William the Conquerer, having fallen onto the sand of Pevensey Bay, at which he exclaimed, 'By the splendour of God, I have taken seisin of England! – I hold its earth in my hands!'.

The third picture shows whaling off the coast of South America.

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Whaling off the coast of South America

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 85

Posted in Art, Artist, Best pictures, Discoveries, Educational card, Exploration, Famous artists, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Trade, 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 the reception of Vasco da Gama by the Samudiri of Calicut, India, May 1498.

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Reception of Vasco da Gama by the Samudiri of Calicut, India, May 1498

The second picture shows men and women on bicycles.

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Men and women on bicycles

The third picture shows Leonardo da Vinci painting the Mona Lisa.

Mona Lisa, picture, image, illustration

Leonardo da Vinci painting the Mona Lisa

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 81

Posted in Architecture, Art, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Communications, Customs, Famous artists, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Invasions, Religion, War, Weapons 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 Leonardo da Vinci as a student of Andrea del Verrocchio.

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Leonardo da Vinci as a student of Andrea del Verrocchio

The second picture shows the Siege of Paris by the Normans in the 9th Century.

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Siege of Paris by the Normans, 9th Century

The third picture shows the Call to prayer at Gallipoli.

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Call to prayer, Gallipoli

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 61

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Art, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous artists, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Literature, Politics, Royalty, War 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 Horace reciting his odes before Augustus and Maecenas.

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Horace reciting his odes before Augustus and Maecenas

The second picture shows Benvenuto Cellini presenting his salt cellar to King Francis I of France.

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Benvenuto Cellini presenting his salt cellar to King Francis I of France

The third picture shows the Battle of Villersexel, 1871.

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Battle of Villersexel

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 50

Posted in Africa, America, Art, Artist, Best pictures, British Countryside, Educational card, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Law, Music, Royalty, Transport, Travel, 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 Holbein showing Henry VIII sketches for his Dance of Death.

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Holbein showing Henry VIII sketches for his Dance of Death

The second picture shows a coach held up by Highwaymen.

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English 17th Century Coach Held Up by Highwaymen

The third picture shows a dandified black violinist.

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A black violinist

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 49

Posted in Art, Artist, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous artists, Farming, Historical articles, History, Industry, Music, Plants, 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 the manufacturing of mirrors.

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Manufacturing mirrors

The second picture shows Salvador Rosa drawing studies of brigands.

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Salvador Rosa drawing studies of brigands

The third picture shows vineyard workers treading grapes.

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Treading grapes

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 40

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Art, Artist, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Transport, 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 Roman soldiers forming a ‘tortoise’ to attack a city.

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Roman soldiers forming a 'tortoise' to attack a city

The second picture shows a Gypsy caravan.

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Gypsy caravan

The third picture shows Paolo Veronese arriving in Venice in 1553.

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Paolo Veronese arriving in Venice, 1553

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 35

Posted in Absurd, Actors, Art, Artist, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Music, Theatre, Trade, 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 cloth merchants at a trade fair in Champagne in 1300.

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A trade fair in Champagne, 1300

The second picture shows musical clowns.

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Musical clowns

The third picture shows Rembrandt van Rijn, the Dutch artist.

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Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch artist

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

J M W Turner painting a storm

Posted in Art, Artist, Boats, Bravery, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Nature, Sea, Ships on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This is a magnificent bravura painting of England’s greatest painter enduring the elements to experience close-up the force and elemental grandeur of a storm. The 64 year-old Turner had had himself lashed to the ship’s mast for around four hours and the result of this experience was the monumental painting titled Snow Storm – Steam Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth.

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J M W Turner painting a storm by C L Doughty

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Michelangelo toiling on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Posted in Architecture, Art, Artist, Bible, Famous artists, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Religion on Friday, 20 November 2015

This technically superb picture is a complete revelation for anyone wondering quite how Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The necessary wooden scaffolding is apparent, as is the pulley system for raising the platform, and of special interest and appeal to the layman is the marvellous paint-spattered figure of Michelangelo, his face itself a picture of concentrated genius.

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Michelangelo toiling on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel by Severino Baraldi

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