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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 68

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous battles, Farming, Historical articles, History, Industry, Myth, Nature, Plants, Politics, Religion, Transport, Travel, War, Weapons 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 Apollo’s chariot.

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The Chariot of the Sun

The second picture shows the Siege of Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion, China, 1900.

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Siege of Tientsin, Boxer Rebellion, China, 1900

The third picture shows Mexicans harvesting Vanilla pods.

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Mexicans Harvesting Vanilla Pods

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Posted in Aerospace, Ancient History, Animals, Architecture, Aviation, Best pictures, Birds, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Legend, Myth, Religion, Transport, Travel, 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 arrival at Rome on a journey from London to Rome by airship.

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Arrival at Rome on a journey from London to Rome by airship.

The second picture shows Prometheus and Zeus (Jupiter) battling the Titans.

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Prometheus and Zeus (Jupiter) battling the Titans

The third picture shows bird hunters at Cape Bathurst, northern Canada.

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Hunting birds, Cape Bathurst, northern Canada

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

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Posted in Best pictures, Educational card, Famous Composers, Geography, Geology, Historical articles, History, Industry, Legend, Minerals, Music, Myth 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 Frigg accompanied by the Valkyries.

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Frigg accompanied by the Valkyries

The second picture shows Mozart playing the piano at the age of three.

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Mozart Plays the Piano at the Age of Three

The third picture shows the Wieliczka salt mine, Poland.

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Wieliczka salt mine, Poland

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

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Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Communications, Customs, Educational card, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Legend, Myth, Nature, Plants, Religion, Superstition 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 sacrifice of Iphigenia.

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The sacrifice of Iphigenia

The second picture shows the world ash tree called Yggdrasil.

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The ash tree Yggdrasil

The third picture shows Quipus, the Peruvian system of communication using knotted strings.

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Quipus, system of communication using knotted strings, Peru

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

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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.

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Posted in Ancient History, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Aviation, Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Myth, Nature, Politics, Royalty, 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 Mail balloon at the Siege of Paris in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871.

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Mail balloon at the Siege of Paris, Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

The second picture shows the Earl of Richmond reconciling the Houses of Lancaster and York.

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The Earl of Richmond Reconciles the Houses

The third picture shows Prometheus creating man from clay and Athena giving him life.

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Prometheus creates man from clay and Athena (Minerva) gives him life

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

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Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Disasters, Educational card, Engineering, Historical articles, History, Myth, Railways, Superstition, 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 opening of the first French railway, 1832.

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Opening of the first French railway, 1832

The second picture shows the earthquake at Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 1843.

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Earthquake at Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 1843

The third picture shows the Oracle of Delphi.

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Consulting the Oracle of Delphi

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

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Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Discoveries, Educational card, Exploration, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Industry, Myth, 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 Vasco da Gama leaving Lisbon with three ships loaded with provisions, 25 March 1497.

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Vasco da Gama leaving Lisbon with three ships loaded with provisions, 25 March 1497

The second picture shows casting molten iron.

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Casting molten iron

The third picture shows Aeneas fleeing the burning city of Troy.

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Aeneas flees the burning city of Troy, carrying his aged father Anchises on his shoulders and leading his son Julus by the hand

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Helen of Troy

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Boats, Famous battles, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Myth, Sea, Ships, War on Friday, 20 November 2015

This striking portrait of the catastrophically alluring Helen of Troy is notable for the background to the picture, in which the Greek fleet is seen departing for the coming war with Troy. The entire picture seems to be an illustration of Marlowe’s famous lines, “Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships, / And burnt the topless towers of Ilium”.

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Helen of Troy by Ralph Bruce

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

Helen of Troy

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Famous battles, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Myth, War on Thursday, 19 November 2015

Helen of Troy remains one of the most glamorous and famous women in history, and her legendary beauty is painted in our striking picture, which shows the Trojan prince, Paris, returning to Troy with his costly prize, the beautiful wife and queen of Menelaus, resplendent in her purple robe.

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Helen of Troy

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