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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 103

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous battles, Fashion, Geography, Geology, Historical articles, History, Industry, Invasions, Trade, War 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 Tamburlaine and Bajazeth.

Tamburlaine, picture, image, illustration

Tamburlaine conquers Bajazeth

The second picture shows silk merchants in Ancient Rome.

Silk merchants, picture, image, illustration

Silk merchants in Ancient Rome

The third picture shows a slate quarry.

Slate, picture, image, illustration

Slate and its uses

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

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.

Argo, picture, image, illustration

Sacrifice to the Gods to aid the Argo in its voyage

The second picture shows gold prospectors in Alaska.

Gold prospectors, picture, image, illustration

Gold prospectors, Alaska

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

St James the Great, picture, image, illustration

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 educational trade cards, 88

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Art, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Customs, Educational card, Geography, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Religion, Science 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 Caliph Mamun making the first measurement of the Equator.

Caliph Mamun, picture, image, illustration

Caliph Mamun Makes the First Measurement of the Equator

The second picture shows a Druid priest performing a human sacrifice.

Druid, picture, image, illustration

Druid sacrifice

The third picture shows a public art gallery.

Gallery, picture, image, illustration

Enjoying the Fine Arts

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 73

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Boats, Educational card, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Geography, Geology, Historical articles, History, Nature, Rivers, Ships, Transport, Travel, 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 the Galley of the Roman Emperor Caligula on Lake Nemi.

Galley, picture, image, illustration

Galley of the Roman Emperor Caligula on Lake Nemi, Italy, 1st Century

The second picture shows Mount Etna.

Mount Etna, picture, image, illustration

Mount Etna

The third picture shows the submission of the Saxons to Charlemagne.

 Charlemagne, picture, image, illustration

Submission of the Saxons to Charlemagne

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 45

Posted in Best pictures, Educational card, Famous Composers, Geography, Geology, Historical articles, History, Industry, Legend, Minerals, Music, Myth 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 Frigg accompanied by the Valkyries.

Valkyries, picture, image, illustration

Frigg accompanied by the Valkyries

The second picture shows Mozart playing the piano at the age of three.

Mozart, picture, image, illustration

Mozart Plays the Piano at the Age of Three

The third picture shows the Wieliczka salt mine, Poland.

Salt, picture, image, illustration

Wieliczka salt mine, Poland

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

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.

Russia, picture, image, illustration

Traditional Pentecost celebrations in Russia

The second picture shows the Vesuvius funicular railway in Italy.

Vesuvius, picture, image, illustration

Vesuvius funicular railway, Italy

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

Gladstone, picture, image, illustration

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

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 30

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Discoveries, Educational card, Exploration, Famous Composers, Geography, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Music, Royalty, Ships, Theatre 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 Christopher Columbus entering Barcelona in triumph, 15 April 1493.

Columbus , picture, image, illustration

Christopher Columbus enters Barcelona in triumph, 15 April 1493

The second picture shows a scene from Beethoven’s opera Fidelio.

 Fidelio, picture, image, illustration

Scene from Beethoven's opera Fidelio

The third picture shows Elizabeth I of England amongst her Navy’s sailors.

Elizabeth I , picture, image, illustration

Elizabeth I of England amongst her Navy's sailors

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 18

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.

New York, picture, image, illustration

Principal street of New York City

The third picture shows Sir John Franklin’s expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, 1847.

Arctic, picture, image, illustration

Sir John Franklin's expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, 1847

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 6

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Historical articles, History, Industry, Plants, Trade, 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 rock drilling work in the Culebra Cut, Panama Canal.

Panama, picture, image, illustration

Rock drilling work in the Culebra Cut, Panama Canal

The second picture shows the English postal service.

mail coach, picture, image, illustration

English postal service

The third picture shows a Cocoa processing plant.

cocoa, picture, image, illustration

Cocoa processing plant

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

The Purchase of Alaska

Posted in America, Famous news stories, Geography, Historical articles, History, Politics on Sunday, 22 November 2015

The Purchase of Alaska was one of the great political triumphs of post-colonial America, when the impoverished Russian Tsar sold 1.5m square kilometres for $7.2m, which at the time was called ‘Seward’s Folly’, so-called after Secretary of State William H. Seward, who brokered the deal and is pictured here at the formal change-over ceremony in Sitka on 18 October 1867.

Alaska, picture, image, illustration

The Purchase of Alaska. The formal change-over of ownership was conducted with due ceremony at Sitka on 18 October 1867. by Angus McBride

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