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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 54

Posted in Africa, Best pictures, Educational card, Fish, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Nature, Sea, Ships, Trade, Transport, Travel, 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 a large draper’s shop in Venice selling fabrics from many lands, 1150.

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Market in Venice selling fabrics from many lands, 1150

The second picture shows an ice bridge on the coast of Greenland.

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Ice bridge on the coast of Greenland

The third picture shows passengers boarding a ship of the Austrian Lloyd line at the port of Suez.

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Passengers boarding a ship of the Austrian Lloyd line at the port of Suez, Egypt

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

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Posted in Adventure, Boats, Exploration, Fish, Historical articles, History, Literature, Sea, Ships on Thursday, 19 November 2015

This stunning picture shows a scene from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by the French science fiction author, Jules Verne, whose rich imagination is well matched by this particular image of a giant cuttlefish which grabs one of Captain Nemo’s crew with its uncoiled tentacles.

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<em>Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea</em>

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

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 29

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Boats, Disasters, Fish, Historical articles, History, Nature, Rivers, Sea, Ships, The Illustrated Times, Trade on Monday, 16 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 Earthquake at Mendoza in Argentina.

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The Earthquake at Mendoza, View in the Plaza del Gioberno

The second picture shows shrimpers at Biarritz.

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Shrimpers at Biarritz by Emile Bayard

The third picture shows Quebec and the St Lawrence river in Canada during the frost.

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The River St Lawrence during the Frost, with a View of the Citadel of Quebec by J Archer

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’, 28

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, Children, Dogs, Fashion, Fish, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Royalty, Sea, Ships, Sport, The Illustrated Times, Weapons on Monday, 16 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 a draper’s shop.

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Ruinous Prices by E Hughes

The second picture shows Queen Victoria at the Rifle-Shooting Contest at Wimbledon.

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The Rifle-Shooting Contest at Wimbledon, Her Majesty firing the First Shot by B Clayton

The third picture shows trawling in the North Sea at night.

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Trawling in the North Sea at Night G H Andrews

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 Graphic’, 84

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Fish, Historical articles, History, Industry, Law, Politics, Scotland, Ships, The Graphic, Trade, Transport on Friday, 13 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows eel-spearing on the Scotch border.

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Eel-Spearing on the Scotch Border by S E Waller

The second picture shows embarking Norman horses for England at Honfleur.

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Embarking Norman Horses for England at Honfleur by H Johnson

The third picture shows the police charging striking miners.

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The Coal Crisis, the Miners charged by the Police at Hebburn, near Durham

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of street traders in Tudor England

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Cities, British Towns, Fashion, Fish, Historical articles, History, Trade on Monday, 26 October 2015

The best pictures of shopping in Tudor times are vivid images of street traders and their customers.
The first picture shows a variety of traders.

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Market and street traders in the Tudor age by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows flower and fruit girls.

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Street traders in the Tudor age

The third picture shows a fishmonger and his fishwife.

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Fishmongers in the Tudor age by Peter Jackson

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

The best pictures of Neanderthal man

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Fish, Historical articles, History, Prehistory on Friday, 23 October 2015

The best pictures of Neanderthal man are striking images of the partially ape-like homo erectus.
The first picture shows a community of Neanderthals.

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Neanderthal dwellings

The second picture shows Neanderthal hunters.

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Neanderthal hunters by Angus McBride

The third picture shows a Neanderthal toolmaker.

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Neanderthal toolmaker

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

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 the miraculous draught of fishes

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Boats, Fish, Miracle, Sea on Sunday, 4 October 2015

The best pictures of Jesus fishing are striking images of the miraculous catch.
The first picture shows Jesus fishing.

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Jesus fishing by John Lawson

The second picture shows Peter hauling in the miraculous draught of fishes.

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A Great Draught of Fishes

The third picture shows a general view of the scene.

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A great multitude of fishes by William Hole

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

The best pictures of the miracle of the loaves and fishes

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Fish, Miracle on Sunday, 4 October 2015

The best pictures of the miracle of the loaves and fishes are vivid images of Jesus Christ feeding the multitude.
The first picture of the miracle shows Christ blessing the loaves and fishes.

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Jesus blessing the loaves and fishes by Clive Uptton

The second picture shows the boy bringing the food to Jesus.

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A boy brings the loaves and fishes to Jesus by Harold Copping

The third picture shows Christ among the multitude.

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Feeding the multitude by William Hole

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