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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 58

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Industry, Institutions, Law, Mystery, Politics, Trade, 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 Battle of Courtrai in 1302.

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Battle of Courtrai in 1302

The second picture shows Chinese potters.

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Chinese potters

The third picture shows Lycurgus of Sparta making his fellow citizens take the Spartan Oath.

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Lycurgus of Sparta making his fellow citizens swear to respect the institutions established by him

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 57

Posted in Ancient History, Animals, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Educational card, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Industry, Institutions, London, Politics, Trade 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 Oliver Cromwell being sworn in as Lord Protector.

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Oliver Cromwell sworn in as Lord Protector of England , Scotland and Ireland, 1653

The second picture shows Bucephalus tamed by Alexander the Great.

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Bucephalus tamed by Alexander the Great

The third picture shows Porcelain manufacturing in the 18th Century.

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Porcelain manufacturing, 18th Century

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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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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 20

Posted in Actors, Ancient History, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous battles, Famous Inventors, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Inventions, London, Oddities, Royalty, Science 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 Archimedes and his eureka moment.

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Archimedes and his principle

The second picture shows the British banker Nathan Rothschild after the Battle of Waterloo, 1815.

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British banker Nathan Rothschild after the Battle of Waterloo, 1815

The third picture shows Charles Sherwood Stratton, better known as General Tom Thumb.

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Charles Sherwood Stratton, better known as General Tom Thumb

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Peel’s Peelers policing London’s streets

Posted in Historical articles, History, Institutions, Law, London, Politics on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This is a painterly and accomplished picture of one of the first Metropolitan policeman, known as Peel’s Peelers, at work on the beat and about to apprehend a gang of burglars escaping with their loot. His splendid uniform is an essential part of his authority, and his royal blue coat is central to the image’s composition and moral force.

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Peel's Peelers by James E McConnell

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The Age of Pericles

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Politics on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This superb picture shows the Greek orator and Athenian statesman Pericles, who was responsible for the construction of the Parthenon among many other notable achievements. His political skills and subtle intelligence enabled him to control the city state from 445 to 431 BC, and ushered in the so-called Age of Pericles, perhaps the high watermark of the Golden Age in Greece.

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Pericles, the Athenian statesman responsible for the construction of the Parthenon by Roger Payne

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Richard Burton in disguise as an Indian

Posted in Adventure, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Literature, Politics, Religion on Friday, 20 November 2015

This exotic picture shows Sir Richard Burton, the famous scholar, traveller and Orientalist, in an utterly convincing disguise. While serving in Army Intelligence in India, the daredevil Burton dressed as an Indian and mixed with the natives to uncover any plots and intrigues against the Raj.

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Richard Burton in disguise

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Life in the Monasteries

Posted in Architecture, Bible, British Countryside, Education, Famous landmarks, Farming, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Music, Religion on Thursday, 19 November 2015

This marvellous aerial view of a monastery is a deceptively charming picture which carefully shows the layout of the entire monastic complex. It shows such typical and essential features as the Chapter House, cloisters, cellar, infirmary, Misericorde or rest room, along with the kitchen, refectory and dormitory. Outside lies the well and the orchard. We can also see the Abbot’s House on the right, near the fish pond. The mill, of course, sits on the river by the bridge, while the almonry serves as an official building next to the entrance.

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Life in the Monasteries

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 98

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Towns, Castles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Law, Leisure, London, Religion, Rivers, 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 filling up the Shaft previous to firing the Battery for the explosion of Old Rochester Bridge.

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The Explosion of Old Rochester Bridge, filling up the Shaft previous to firing the Battery

The second picture shows the interior of a Spanish Country Inn.

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Interior of a Spanish Country Inn by A Rouargue

The third picture shows Newgate Chapel.

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Newgate Chapel

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’, 91

Posted in Architecture, Art, Best pictures, Castles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Leisure, London, Religion, Saints, 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 a Bazaar in the Grounds of Carisbrooke Castle.

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Bazaar in the Grounds of Carisbrooke Castle by P Brannon

The second picture shows the Pope at St Peter’s.

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The Pope at St Peter's

The third picture shows the proposed alteration of the National Gallery by Captain Fowkes, Architect.

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Proposed Alteration of the National Gallery, Captain Fowkes, Architect

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.