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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 97

Posted in America, Ancient History, Animals, Best pictures, Bible, Bravery, Customs, Educational card, Famous battles, Flags, Geography, Geology, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Minerals, Myth, Religion, Saints, Sea, Ships, Travel, War, Weapons 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 Jason making a sacrifice to the Gods to aid the Argo in its voyage.

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Sacrifice to the Gods to aid the Argo in its voyage

The second picture shows gold prospectors in Alaska.

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Gold prospectors, Alaska

The third picture shows St James the Great, patron saint of Spain.

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St James the Great, patron saint of Spain

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

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 81

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Flags, Geography, Historical articles, History, Institutions, London, Ships, The Illustrated Times on Wednesday, 18 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 Esseillon Fort, commanding the Route to Mount Cenis, in the Savoy Pass.

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Esseillon Fort, commanding the Route to Mount Cenis, in the Savoy Pass

The second picture shows Khisa Pussund, the King’s Palace at Lucknow.

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Khisa Pussund, the King's Palace at Lucknow

The third picture shows recruiting for the Navy on Tower Hill.

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Recruiting for the Navy, the Naval Rendezvous on Tower-Hill

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’, 47

Posted in America, Animals, Architecture, Art, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, British Cities, Customs, Famous landmarks, Flags, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Royalty, The Illustrated Times, War 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 elephants of the Rajah of Travancore.

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The Elephants of the Rajah of Travancore by Frank Vizetelly

The second picture shows the Sheffield School of Art.

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The New Sheffield School of Art

The third picture shows the Confederate Battle Flag for South Carolina.

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The New Sovereignty Flag of South Carolina

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’, 61

Posted in America, Best pictures, British Countryside, Engineering, Famous landmarks, Flags, Geography, Historical articles, History, London, Scotland, The Graphic, Transport, Travel on Thursday, 12 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 tourists in the Highlands.

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Tourists in the Western Highlands, springing a Hill in the Pass of Melfort Sydney P Hall

The second picture shows men winding up “Big Ben”.

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Winding up the clock

The third picture shows a British and American Boundary.

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A British and American Boundary

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 the Battle of Edgehill

Posted in Best pictures, British Countryside, Famous battles, Flags, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty, War on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of the Battle of Edgehill are dramatic images of the first battle of the English Civil War.
The first picture shows the battle.

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Parliamentarian cavalry break through the Royalist lines at Edgehill by Ron Embleton

The second picture shows the battle and the battle plan.

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Battle of Edgehill with (inset) the Earl of Essex and Charles I by Andrew Howat

The third picture shows Prince Rupert’s cavalry charge at the Battle of Edgehill.

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Prince Rupert's cavalry charge at Edgehill, 1642 by Harry Payne (after)

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

The best pictures of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Castles, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Flags, Historical articles, History, London, Royalty on Saturday, 22 August 2015

The best pictures of St George’s Chapel show royal weddings, funerals and the spectacular fan vaulting and heraldic furnishings.
The first picture shows the funeral of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale in 1892 in St George’s Chapel.

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The Funeral of HRH the Late Duke of Clarence and Avondale, KG, KP, the Burial Service in St George's Chapel, Windsor by H W Brewer

The second picture shows the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra in 1863.

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The marriage in St George's Chapel, Windsor, 10 March 1863. Illustration for A Memorial of the Marriage of HRH Albert Edward Prince of Wales and HRH Alexandra Princess of Denmark by Robert Dudley

The third picture shows the Quire of St George’s Chapel.

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The Quire of St George's Chapel

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

The best pictures of Nelson’s signal before Trafalgar

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Flags, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Interesting Words, Language, Sea, Ships, War on Monday, 17 August 2015

The best pictures of Nelson’s famous signal before Trafalgar show sailors arranging the signal flags for the most famous signal in Naval history.
The first picture shows the Admiral and his signallers.

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Nelson's last signal before the Battle of Trafalgar: England expects that every man will do his duty.

The second picture shows Nelson discussing his signal with Lieutenant Pasco.

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Admiral Nelson and Lieutenant Pasco discuss the signal before Trafalgar

The third picture shows the signal flags being run up.

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Admiral Nelson watches Lieutenant Pasco run up the famous signal before Trafalgar by Peter Jackson

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

The best pictures of the skull and crossbones or Jolly Roger

Posted in Best pictures, Flags, Historical articles, History, Sea, Ships on Monday, 17 August 2015

The best pictures of the Jolly Roger, the pirate flag, present very different images of the famous skull and crossbones.
The first picture shows a pirate ship and pirate raising the skull and crossbones or Jolly Roger.

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Pirates raising the skull and crossbones

The second picture shows a pirate raising the skull and crossbones.

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Pirate raising the skull and crossbones

The third picture is a cartoon ‘peg-leg’ pirate with the Jolly Roger.

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Cartoon pirate with the Jolly Roger

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

The best pictures of the Nazi swastika

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Flags, Historical articles, History, War on Friday, 7 August 2015

The best pictures of the Nazi swastika are striking images of the auspicious ancient character in its notorious reincarnation as the symbol and flag of National Socialism.
The first picture shows a 1936 rally poster of a swastika surmounted by the old German imperial eagle on a dramatically lit plynth.

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Poster for Nuremberg Rally, 1936

The second picture shows a 1937 rally poster combining the traditional imperial eagle with the ubiquitous swastika.

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Poster for Nuremberg Rally, 1937

The third picture shows a soldier securing a swastika made from oak leaves to a building facade.

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The Wehrmacht camp is given its final decoration, Nuremberg, 1936

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

The best pictures of the Stars and Stripes

Posted in America, Famous news stories, Flags, Historical articles, History, Politics, War on Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The best pictures of the stars and stripes show the American Flag at various stages of its history.
The first picture shows the flag in 1795 and the flag shortly after 1818, when Congress decided to add only stars for new states and no more stripes, settling on just thirteen to symbolise the original British colonies which declared Independence from Great Britain.

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The flag in 1795 (top) and 1818 (bottom) with view of Vermont by Dan Escott

The second picture of the Stars and Stripes shows Lincoln standing next to the flag during his famous Gettysburg Address.

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President Lincoln's address at Gettysburg, 19 November 1863.

The third picture shows Neil Armstrong carrying the Stars and Stripes – the American Flag – to plant on the Moon.

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Neil Armstrong walks on the moon's surface on 21 July 1969 by Alberto Salinas

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