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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 80

Posted in Best pictures, Educational card, Famous crimes, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Literature, News, Politics, Religion, Science, 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 Don Quixote.

Don Quixote, picture, image, illustration

Don Quixote

The second picture shows the Armenian Massacres, 1894-1896.

Armenian Massacres, picture, image, illustration

Armenian Massacres, 1894-1896

The third picture shows a novel illustration of the physics of Lightning.

Lightning, picture, image, illustration

Lightning

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 64

Posted in Ancient History, Animals, Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Famous battles, games, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Medicine, News, Science, 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 a laboratory for medical research into bacteria.

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The art of curing – medical research laboratory

The second picture shows Pheidippides bringing news of the victory of the Greeks over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon.

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Pheidippides brings news of the victory of the Greeks over the Persians at Marathon, 490 BC

The third picture shows a Gaming room at Monte Carlo.

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Gaming room, Monte Carlo, Monaco

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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.

The Titanic, picture, image, illustration

The Titanic sending an SOS message by wireless, 1912

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

Sinbad, picture, image, illustration

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.

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The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Posted in British Countryside, Famous news stories, Farming, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Industry, Law, News, Politics on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This sombre picture depicts the six farm workers known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, being sentenced to deportation for forming a trade union in the little Dorsetshire village of Tolpuddle. The conviction of the defendants angered many, and the case became a cause celebre leading to their later acquittal.

Tolpuddle Martyrs, picture, image, illustration

Tolpuddle Martyrs

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Victor Lustig, the man who sold the Eiffel Tower

Posted in Absurd, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Industry, News on Saturday, 21 November 2015

Many will not know about Victor Lustig, the man who sold the Eiffel Tower, and this clever picture presents an oddly respectable portrait of the con artist and hoaxer, whose pictured smooth looks and dress sense helped to make him a very convincing civil servant, government minister or whatever else he might need to be. His monocle, of course, was a risque but confidently clever touch. That several Parisian scrap dealers could believe the French Government wanted to sell the Eiffel Tower for scrap defies comprehension, but for a while they did.

Victor Lustig, picture, image, illustration

Victor Lustig, The Man Who Sold The Eiffel Tower

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Lee Harvey Oswald waiting for President Kennedy’s motorcade

Posted in America, Cars, Communism, Famous crimes, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Mystery, News, Politics, Weapons on Friday, 20 November 2015

This is a chilling picture of Lee Harvey Oswald, John F Kennedy’s assassin, lying in wait on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository for the Presidential motorcade. The notorious sniper is nursing a Carcano rifle, and it is the unavoidable prominence of the murder weapon which gives this image such power.

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Lee Harvey Oswald waiting for his victim to come within his sights

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Nurse Edith Cavell, heroine of the First World War

Posted in Famous crimes, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Medicine, News, War, World War 1 on Friday, 20 November 2015

This intensely moving picture of Edith Cavell shows the famous nurse on ward duty, looking at her patients with a facial expression of compassionate concern and genuine empathy. It is all the more affecting and powerful an image given the fate of this great humanitarian, who was murdered by the Germans on 12 October, 1915.

Edith Cavell, picture, image, illustration

Edith Cavell

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Alcock and Brown, first men to fly the Atlantic

Posted in Adventure, Aerospace, America, Aviation, Bravery, Engineering, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, News, Sea, Transport, Travel on Friday, 20 November 2015

Aviation pioneers Alcock and Brown were the first men to fly the Atlantic non-stop, and in doing so claimed the Daily Mail Prize of £10,000 which Lord Northcliffe had put up for a successful challenge. They flew a modified Vickers Vimy bomber which looks like a dangerously rudimentary aircraft in our exciting picture, especially so as the ocean waves seem to reach to its very vulnerable undercarriage.

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Alcock and Brown, first men to fly the Atlantic by Neville Dear

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Dr Barnard and the first heart-transplant patient

Posted in Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Medicine, News, Science on Friday, 20 November 2015

Dr Barnard, the South African cardiac surgeon, and the first heart-transplant patient, Louis Washkansky, made news headlines after the success of the pioneering operation in December 1967. The era’s taste for glamour and fame added to Christiaan Barnard’s international celebrity, despite Washansky’s death from pneumonia 18 days later.

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Dr Christiaan Barnard

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The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Posted in America, Architecture, Disasters, Famous news stories, Geography, Geology, Historical articles, History, News on Thursday, 19 November 2015

This dramatic picture is like a scene from a Hollywood disaster movie, and shows the uncontrollable enormity of the many fires which raged for several days after the earthquake struck the city early on April 18, 1906. The desperation and fear in the faces of the two inhabitants pictured convey the human dimension of a disaster which claimed over 3000 lives.

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San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

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