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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 64

Posted in Ancient History, Animals, Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Famous battles, games, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Medicine, News, Science, 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 a laboratory for medical research into bacteria.

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The art of curing – medical research laboratory

The second picture shows Pheidippides bringing news of the victory of the Greeks over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon.

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Pheidippides brings news of the victory of the Greeks over the Persians at Marathon, 490 BC

The third picture shows a Gaming room at Monte Carlo.

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Gaming room, Monte Carlo, Monaco

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 32

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Children, Educational card, Fashion, games, Historical articles, History, Industry, 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 weaving and carpet making in Ancient Greece.

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Weaving and carpet making in Ancient Greece

The second picture shows mediaeval youths at weapon practice.

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The Exercise Yard

The third picture shows Zinc manufacturing.

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Zinc manufacturing. Roller

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

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 26

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Disasters, Famous battles, games, Historical articles, History, Rivers, Ships, 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 an anxious gamester with his creditors at the door.

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The Gamester by A Solomon

The second picture shows the Battle of Gravelotte.

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The Battle of Gravelotte, Saxo Artillery attacking St Privat

The third picture shows the Collision between the Excelsior and the Mail Steamers in the River Mersey.

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The Collision between the Excelsior and the Mail Steamers in the River Mersey

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’, 13

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Dogs, games, Historical articles, History, London, Sport, The Illustrated Times, Weapons, Wildlife on Sunday, 15 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 country bumpkin being fleeced by gamblers.

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Rus in Urbe by E C Barnes

The second picture shows a wolf hunt in Russia.

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Hunting Wolves in Russia by Gustave Janet

The third picture shows a dog show.

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A dog show

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’, 96

Posted in America, Best pictures, British Countryside, Farming, games, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Medicine, The Graphic on Saturday, 14 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 an American billiard tournament.

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The American Billiard Tournament, Joseph Bennett and S W Stanley playing by J R Brown

The second picture shows agricultural labourers in Lincolnshire.

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A Lincolnshire Gang by R W Macbeth

The third picture shows St George’s Hospital Fete.

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St George's Hospital Fete at the Royal Botanical Gardens by Balliol Salmon

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 from ‘The Graphic’, 85

Posted in Anarchy, Best pictures, Exploration, games, Geography, Historical articles, History, Politics, Ships, The Graphic 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 pool players in a Paris Cafe.

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Playing Pool in a Paris Cafe in Aid of the Territorial Liberation Fund by H Johnson

The second picture shows the crow’s nest on the Arctic Expedition’s ship.

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The Arctic Expedition, the "Crow's Nest" by S E Waller

The third picture shows Parisians at a barricade.

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The Paris Mob, a Barricade in Paris by A Boyd Houghton

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 from ‘The Graphic’, 59

Posted in Best pictures, games, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Sinners, The Graphic, Weapons 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 a woman shooting her admirer.

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"A resounding report shook the walls, and her admirer fell at her feet" by W E Norris

The second picture shows Highland Pipers practising in Hyde Park.

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Highland Pipers practising in Hyde Park by J Hoynck van Papendrecht

The third picture shows a whist drive.

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"A Whist Drive", an Up-to-Date Card Party by Frank Craig

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 from ‘The Graphic’, 38

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Fashion, games, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, Railways, The Graphic, Theatre, Travel on Tuesday, 10 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 the end of the holiday season as Minstrels return to London from the Seaside.

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The End of the Holiday Season by Lance Calkin

The second picture shows a colourful impression of London in 1800.

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The early days of our century – Piccadilly, London, in 1800 by Gordon Browne

The third picture shows a three-card trickster.

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After an Easter Race-meeting, a Professor of the Three-card Trick at Work in a Railway Carriage by Lance Calkin

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 from ‘The Graphic’, 27

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Christmas, Disasters, games, Historical articles, History, London, The Graphic on Tuesday, 10 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 the Golden Gallery at St Paul’s, 528 steps up and 85 metres from the cathedral floor.

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In the Golden Gallery, St Paul's by E F Brewtnall

The second picture shows ladies playing billiards.

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Christmas Day in a Country House, a Billiard Match after Dinner by John Da Costa

The third picture shows the 1875 Liberties Whiskey Fire in Dublin.

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View of the Fire from Newmarket by J R Brown

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 Popish Plot propaganda

Posted in Art, Best pictures, Famous news stories, games, Historical articles, History, London, Oddities, Politics, Religion, Royalty on Thursday, 5 November 2015

The best pictures of the Popish Plot propaganda are images drawn for a set of 52 playing cards telling the sensational story of the fictitious Catholic conspiracy to kill Charles II.
The first picture shows the III of Spades depicting the execution of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey’s Jesuit murderers.

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Popish Plot playing card showing the Execution of the murderers of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey

The second picture shows the VIII of Clubs depicting the conspirators.

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Popish Plot playing card cards showing The Conspirators Signing the Resolve to kill the King

The third picture shows the Knave of Diamonds depicting Pickering hiding in St James’s Park to kill the King.

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Popish Plot playing card cards showing Pickering's attempt to kill the King

Many more pictures of Popish Plot playing cards can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.