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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 15

Posted in America, Ancient History, Best pictures, Boats, Dance, Educational card, Engineering, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Leisure, Music, Rivers, Transport, Travel, War, Weapons 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 Brutus throwing himself upon his own sword after the Battle of Philippi.

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Brutus throwing himself upon his own sword after the Battle of Philippi

The second picture shows illuminations and dance on the Hudson River, New York.

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Illuminations and dance on the Hudson River, New York

The third picture shows the Galerie des Machines at the Paris Exposition, 1889.

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Galerie des Machines

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 7

Posted in Adventure, Best pictures, Communications, Disasters, Educational card, Fairy Tale, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Legend, News, Oddities, Sea, Ships, 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 the Titanic sending an SOS message by wireless, 1912.

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The Titanic sending an SOS message by wireless, 1912

The second picture shows Sinbad thrown alive into the pits of the dead.

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Sinbad is thrown alive into the pits of the dead

The third picture shows a giant television screen in a public square from a series on predictions for the future.

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Giant television screen in a public square from a series on predictions for the future.

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 5

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Plants, Science, 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 the Colossus of Rhodes.

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The Colossus of Rhodes

The second picture shows Radium heating in the year 2000.

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Radium heating in the year 2000

The third picture shows winemaking at the Wine press of the Hospice de Beaune (Clos Vougeot).

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Winemaking. Wine press of the Hospice de Beaune (Clos Vougeot)

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 4

Posted in Actors, Aviation, Best pictures, Cars, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Inventions, London, Royalty, Shakespeare, Theatre, Weapons 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 William Shakespeare staging a production for Queen Elizabeth I.

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William Shakespeare staging a production for Queen Elizabeth I.

The second picture shows a motorised carriage with a powerful headlight.

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Motorised carriage with a powerful headlight

The third picture shows a flying torpedo boat in the year 2000.

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Flying torpedo boat in the year 2000

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 2

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Castles, Educational card, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Music, Politics, Saints, 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 a performance of a Nativity play in a castle in the Middle Ages.

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Performance of a Nativity play in a castle in the Middle Ages

The second picture shows Joan of Arc wounded at the Siege of Orleans, 1429.

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Joan of Arc wounded at the Siege of Orleans, 1429

The third picture shows the Phonograph.

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The phonograph

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

Joseph Nicephore Niepce

Posted in Famous Inventors, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Science, Technology on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This unusual picture captures one of the most significant moments in the development of photography, when in 1826 r 1827 the French inventor, Joseph Nicephore Niepce, finally captured a permanent photographic image in the specially designed ‘camera’ shown in the illustration.

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Joseph Nicephore Niepce taking the world's first permanent photograph

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A Picture Palace of Edwardian Times

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Cinema, Famous Inventors, Historical articles, History, Inventions, London, Railways, Technology on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This striking and historically accurate picture shows the sensational screening of the Lumiere film, L’Arrivee d’un Train A la Ciotat at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London. It is a perfect pictorial representation of one of the famous films and great moments in the early history of cinema.

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A Picture Palace of Edwardian Times by Peter Jackson

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Louis Daguerre the inventive photographer

Posted in Art, Artist, Famous Inventors, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Science, Technology on Friday, 20 November 2015

This informal portrait of Louis Daguerre cleverly shows the scenic artist and pioneering photographer with the subject of a world-famous photographic image made by him in 1838. The view from his window seen in colour in this picture, became a black and white photograph of the boulevard which fortuitously captured the first ever human forms in a photographic image: the bootblack polishing a man’s shoes on the pavement corner on the left.

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Louis Daguerre

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

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 75

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Towns, Education, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Inventions, Leisure, London, Sport, The Illustrated Times, Trade on Tuesday, 17 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 communal football at Kingston-on-Thames on Shrove Tuesday.

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Foot-Ball at Kingston-on-Thames on Shrove Tuesday by J J Hardwick

The second picture shows Electro-Plated Shop Front at Sydney, New South Wales.

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Electro-Plated Shop Front at Sydney, New South Wales

The third picture shows the first meeting of the London School Board.

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First Meeting of the London School Board

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’, 69

Posted in America, Best pictures, Communications, Engineering, Historical articles, History, Industry, Inventions, London, Religion, Sea, Ships, Technology, The Illustrated Times on Tuesday, 17 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 Messrs Glass and Ellioti’s Atlantic Telegraph Cable Works at East Greenwich.

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Messrs Glass and Ellioti's Atlantic Telegraph Cable Works at East Greenwich

The second picture shows a Buddhist Chapel erected by the Chinese in San Francisco.

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Buddhist Chapel erected by the Chinese at San Francisco

The third picture shows the new fast and efficient Electro Weaving-Machine or electric loom.

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The New Electro Weaving-Machine

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