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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 63

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Children, Educational card, English Literature, Fairy Tale, Historical articles, History, Legend, Literature, Magic, Music, Mystery, Oddities, Religion, Science, Wildlife 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 Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Hamelin, picture, image, illustration

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The second picture shows the miraculous birth of Zoroaster.

 Zoroaster, picture, image, illustration

The miraculous birth of Zoroaster

The third picture shows a demonstration of Light projection.

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Light projection

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 61

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Art, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous artists, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Literature, Politics, Royalty, 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 Horace reciting his odes before Augustus and Maecenas.

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Horace reciting his odes before Augustus and Maecenas

The second picture shows Benvenuto Cellini presenting his salt cellar to King Francis I of France.

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Benvenuto Cellini presenting his salt cellar to King Francis I of France

The third picture shows the Battle of Villersexel, 1871.

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Battle of Villersexel

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 53

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Bravery, Educational card, English Literature, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Politics, Religion, Revolution, Travel, War 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 Lord Byron in Greece.

Lord Byron, picture, image, illustration

Lord Byron, English poet

The second picture shows Jesus preparing to be nailed to the Cross.

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Exhausted, Jesus prepares to be nailed to the Cross

The third picture shows the Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 20 June 1789.

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The Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 20 June 1789

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 42

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Castles, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Law, Legend, Literature, Religion, Sport, Weapons, 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 Foundation of the Benedictine Order in 529.

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Foundation of the Benedictine Order, 529

The second picture shows a lion hunt.

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Lion hunt

The third picture shows Bluebeard and his new wife.

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Bluebeard

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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

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 16

Posted in Africa, Architecture, Best pictures, Educational card, English Literature, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Trade, 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 modern bookshop.

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A modern bookshop (early 20th century)

The second picture shows General Warren and the Battle of Spion Kop, Boer War, 24 January 1900.

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General Warren and the Battle of Spion Kop, Boer War, 24 January 1900

The third picture shows Gulliver exploring the city of Lilliput.

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Gulliver exploring the city of Lilliput

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The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Posted in Animals, English Literature, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Nature, Wildlife on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This is a wonderfully cinematic picture of Mowgli, Shere Khan the Tiger and Baloo the Bear from The Jungle Book. The vivid colours of the jungle, the warning roar of the tiger and tense expression on both Mowgli and the bear, create an exotic atmosphere of adventure and suspense around a boy and his animal friends about whom we care very much.

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Mowgli, Shere Khan the Tiger and Baloo the Bear from The Jungle Book

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Jane Austen, the English novelist

Posted in British Countryside, Country House, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Literature on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This rather restrained portrait of a rather humourless Jane Austen is in fact based on a watercolour by her sister Cassandra, in which the witty and amusing novelist of the English Gentry appears to be furiously grumpy and even plain cross. Our picture, happily, has lightened her mood and brightened her expression, so that her cheeks draw colour from the pretty pink ribbon in her cap.

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Jane Austen by Horace Gaffron

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

Posted in English Literature, Famous crimes, Famous landmarks, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Law, Literature, London on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This marvellous and exquisitely drawn picture shows two of the world’s most famous fictional characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, sitting in 221B Baker Street discussing the finer points of some recently solved conundrum, and the laconic Holmes expressing his customary conceit with the immortal line, “Elementary, my dear Watson”.

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Sherlock Holmes: Elementary, my dear Watson!

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King John signing Magna Carta

Posted in Historical articles, History, Interesting Words, Language, Law, Literature, Politics, Religion, Royalty on Sunday, 22 November 2015

Few moments in British history are as iconic and significant as the one depicted in this grand and beautifully composed history painting, which shows the beleaguered monarch bowing to the barons’ wishes and signing the most famous document in our national story. The gilded gothic canopy above the throne draws all our attention towards King John and his momentous act.

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King John signing Magna Carta by Fortunino Matania

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