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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, 53

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Bravery, Educational card, English Literature, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Politics, Religion, Revolution, 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 Lord Byron in Greece.

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Lord Byron, English poet

The second picture shows Jesus preparing to be nailed to the Cross.

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Exhausted, Jesus prepares to be nailed to the Cross

The third picture shows the Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 20 June 1789.

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The Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 20 June 1789

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 42

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Castles, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Law, Legend, Literature, Religion, Sport, Weapons, Wildlife 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 Foundation of the Benedictine Order in 529.

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Foundation of the Benedictine Order, 529

The second picture shows a lion hunt.

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Lion hunt

The third picture shows Bluebeard and his new wife.

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Bluebeard

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 38

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Communications, Customs, Educational card, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Legend, Myth, Nature, Plants, Religion, Superstition 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 sacrifice of Iphigenia.

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The sacrifice of Iphigenia

The second picture shows the world ash tree called Yggdrasil.

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The ash tree Yggdrasil

The third picture shows Quipus, the Peruvian system of communication using knotted strings.

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Quipus, system of communication using knotted strings, Peru

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 26

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Bravery, Educational card, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Religion, Sinners, Wildlife 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 men hunting polar bears.

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Hunting polar bears

The second picture shows Knights Templars being burned at the stake in France.

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Knights Templars being burned at the stake in France

The third picture shows Mazeppa.

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Mazeppa

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

Posted in English Literature, Famous crimes, Famous landmarks, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Law, Literature, London on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This marvellous and exquisitely drawn picture shows two of the world’s most famous fictional characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, sitting in 221B Baker Street discussing the finer points of some recently solved conundrum, and the laconic Holmes expressing his customary conceit with the immortal line, “Elementary, my dear Watson”.

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Sherlock Holmes: Elementary, my dear Watson!

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Wreckers on the Cornish coast

Posted in British Countryside, Disasters, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Sea, Ships on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This detailed and beautifully painted picture shows a gang of wreckers and smugglers in a rocky cove on the Cornish coast. The image is cleverly lit by the glowing lantern which deceptively lures the ship, seen in the distance, onto the rocks rather than safety, and into the hands of the wreckers, who plunder its wealth and kill those crewmen who manage to swim ashore.

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Wreckers on the Cornish coast by Peter Jackson

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Posted in Architecture, Famous crimes, Famous Last Words, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Law, Literature, Mystery on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This remarkably vivid and touching picture shows two desperate prisoners in the dungeons of the forbidding Chateau d’If. The younger of them is the unjustly imprisoned Edmond Dantes, framed by a false friend, and the grey-haired man is the Abbe Faria, the charismatic Italian priest who had long yearned for company and freedom, and whose dying words to Edmond disclose the secret of the treasure hidden on the island of Monte Cristo.

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Peter Morgan

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Sir Bernard Spilsbury

Posted in Famous crimes, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Law, World War 2 on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This is an interesting picture of the sometimes overlooked medical pioneer and pathologist, Sir Bernard Spilsbury, whose work in that field led to important convictions in the criminal justice system, as well as acquittals. In later life he helped to deepen the understanding and study of forensic science, but he will always be remembered for his crucial role as a young pathologist whose skills and initiative helped to turn an anonymous cadaver into the credible corpse of a British officer in the great deception that was known as Operation Mincemeat.

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Sir Bernard Spilsbury

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The murder of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral

Posted in Architecture, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Law, Religion, Royalty, Saints, Weapons on Saturday, 21 November 2015

Everything in this dramatic picture focuses on the radiant and threatened figure of Becket, the famous prelate whose pious and political life was famously cut short by those notorious four knights, who may well have misunderstood Henry II’s murmurings on the need to get rid of “this meddling priest”. The mitre gleams yellow, the cross casts a shadow, the candelabrum crashes to the ground as will Becket a moment later.

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The murder of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral by Peter Jackson

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