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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 46

Posted in Ancient History, Animals, Best pictures, Children, Customs, Educational card, English Literature, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Invasions, War, 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 the Sack of Rome by the Vandals, 455.

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Sack of Rome by the Vandals, 455

The second picture shows a snake charmer.

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A snake charmer

The third picture shows the famous son of Admiral Casabianca.

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The son of Admiral Casabianca

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 37

Posted in America, Ancient History, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Industry, Invasions, Transport, Travel, 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 an Ancient Germanic tribe making iron weapons.

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Ancient Germanic tribe making iron weapons

The second picture shows the American postal service.

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American postal service

The third picture shows Porus, King of the Pauravas, offering Alexander the Great a bar of steel.

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Porus, King of the Pauravas, offering Alexander the Great a bar of steel

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 36

Posted in Architecture, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Communications, Discoveries, Educational card, Famous battles, Famous Inventors, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Invasions, Inventions, Language, Legend, Literature, Medicine, Myth, Religion, Royalty, Science 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 Mehmed the Conqueror, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

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Mehmed the Conqueror, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, makes his triumphal entrance into the Hagia Sophia after capturing Constantinople, 1453

The second picture shows Edward Jenner, who discovered a vaccine against smallpox.

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Edward Jenner, English doctor and scientist who discovered a vaccine against smallpox

The third picture shows Scandinavian runes.

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Scandinavian runes

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 28

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Disasters, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Industry, Invasions, Rivers, Ships, Transport, Travel, War 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 the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, 6th Century BC.

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The destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, 6th Century BC

The second picture shows men laying paving slabs.

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Laying paving slabs

The third picture shows Robert Fulton’s first paddle steamer for the service between New York and Albany, 1807.

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Robert Fulton's first paddle steamer for the service between New York and Albany, 1807

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 17

Posted in Ancient History, Animals, Best pictures, Customs, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Industry, Invasions, Music, Royalty, Ships, War 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 a Zither player in the Tyrol.

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Zither, Tyrol

The second picture shows Peter the Great working as a shipbuilder in the Netherlands.

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Peter the Great working as a shipbuilder in the Netherlands

The third picture shows the elephants of Hannibal.

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The elephants of Hannibal

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 13

Posted in Africa, Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Industry, Invasions, Maps, War 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 the Ostrogoths, led by their king Theodoric, crossing the Alps, 489.

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The Ostrogoths, led by their king Theodoric, crossing the Alps, 489

The second picture shows coal miners hewing coal at the coal face.

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Coal mine. Hewing coal at the coal face

The third picture shows the Great Sphinx of Egypt.

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The Great Sphinx of Egypt

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

The Red Army entering Berlin

Posted in Communism, Famous battles, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Invasions, War, World War 2 on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This superb example of photorealism is a very powerful image of Red Army soldiers moving through the ruins of Berlin; they are wary of snipers as they press on to their ultimate goal, Hitler’s underground bunker.

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Through the ruins of Berlin the Russian troops pressed on towards Hitler's bunker

Many more pictures of the Second World War can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The Spanish Conquest of Mexico

Posted in Historical articles, History, Invasions, War on Saturday, 21 November 2015

The Spanish Conquest of Mexico was notoriously rapacious and genocidal, and this subjugation and destruction was achieved by Cortes and a few hundred Conquistadors, who cleverly used their Mexican victims as slaves to transport supplies and valuable plunder after torching their cities, as seen in this stunning pictorial narrative.

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The Spanish Conquest of Mexico by Ron Embleton

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The Viking invaders

Posted in Boats, Historical articles, History, Invasions, Ships, Travel, War, Weapons on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This spectacular picture depicts a large Viking fleet’s arrival on the English coast, and is especially notable for the two magnificent Norsemen striding through the surf on to English soil. Their winged and horned helmets signal authority, status and physical strength, while behind them the multi-coloured sails of great carved longboats fill with the strong wind and bring their brothers-in-arms ashore.

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The Vikings by Jack Keay

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

The Battle of Britain

Posted in Aerospace, Aviation, British Countryside, Famous battles, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Invasions, War, Weapons, World War 2 on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This evocative picture shows young pilots scrambling after receiving orders to take to the skies and defend Great Britain against the onslaught of the Luftwaffe. The subtle image depicts a moment of excitement and apprehension in these young men’s lives, but it also shows the very green and pleasant land for which they were fighting, and for which many sacrificed their young and courageous lives.

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The Battle Of Britain by Pat Nicolle

Many more pictures of the Second World War can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.