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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 best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 98

Posted in Artist, Best pictures, Birds, Children, Education, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Maps, Politics, Scotland, The Graphic, Wildlife on Saturday, 14 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows four schoolgirls pondering on a problem.

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Free Education, a Difficult Problem by Paul Renouard

The second picture shows an artist sketching an eagle’s nest.

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Sketching an Eagle's Nest in the Highlands, a Visit Momentarily expected by Sydney P Hall

The third picture shows a map of the British Empire in 1888.

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Imperial Federation – map of the world showing the extent of the British Empire in 1886. Statistical information furnished by Captain J. C. R. Colomb, MP, formerly RMA – British territories coloured in red by Walter Crane (after)

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.