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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 92

Posted in Africa, Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Boats, Educational card, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty 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 Marble junk at the Summer Palace in Peking.

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Marble junk at the Summer Palace in Peking

The second picture shows Victor Schoelcher bringing news of their freedom to the slaves of Martinique, c.1848.

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Victor Schoelcher bringing news of their freedom to the slaves of Martinique, c1848

The third picture shows Pompeii and the Temple of the God Apollo.

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The Temple of the God Apollo at Pompeii

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Posted in Best pictures, Educational card, Famous crimes, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Literature, News, Politics, Religion, Science, 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 Don Quixote.

Don Quixote, picture, image, illustration

Don Quixote

The second picture shows the Armenian Massacres, 1894-1896.

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Armenian Massacres, 1894-1896

The third picture shows a novel illustration of the physics of Lightning.

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Lightning

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 71

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Bravery, Educational card, Famous crimes, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Politics, Railways, Revolution, Rivers, 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 the Goltzsch Viaduct Railway Bridge, Mylau, Germany.

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The Goltzsch Viaduct Railway bridge, Mylau, Germany

The second picture shows Dante exiled from Florence.

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Dante exiled from Florence

The third picture shows the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday.

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The assassination of Jean-Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday, French Revolution, 13 July 1793

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 43

Posted in Best pictures, Customs, Dance, Educational card, Famous news stories, Fashion, Geography, Geology, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, Politics, Railways, Religion, 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 traditional Pentecost celebrations in Russia.

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Traditional Pentecost celebrations in Russia

The second picture shows the Vesuvius funicular railway in Italy.

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Vesuvius funicular railway, Italy

The third picture shows Gladstone defending his policy for Irish Home Rule in the House of Commons.

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Gladstone defending his policy for Irish Home Rule in the House of Commons

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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.

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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.

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A New York street – elevated railway

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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

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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.

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The Titanic sending an SOS message by wireless, 1912

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

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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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Che Guevara

Posted in Communism, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics, Revolution on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This stylised poster-like image of Che Guevara is a powerful portrait of one of the world’s most famous Freedom Fighters who soared to fame during the Cuban Revolution, and whose Marxist ideas often seemed less potent than his iconic face, which has come to symbolise rebellion and the counter-cultural fervour of youth the world over.

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Che Guevara

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The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Posted in British Countryside, Famous news stories, Farming, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Industry, Law, News, Politics on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This sombre picture depicts the six farm workers known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, being sentenced to deportation for forming a trade union in the little Dorsetshire village of Tolpuddle. The conviction of the defendants angered many, and the case became a cause celebre leading to their later acquittal.

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Tolpuddle Martyrs

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The Red Army entering Berlin

Posted in Communism, Famous battles, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Invasions, War, World War 2 on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This superb example of photorealism is a very powerful image of Red Army soldiers moving through the ruins of Berlin; they are wary of snipers as they press on to their ultimate goal, Hitler’s underground bunker.

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Through the ruins of Berlin the Russian troops pressed on towards Hitler's bunker

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