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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 77

Posted in Best pictures, Children, Education, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, News, Philanthropy, The Illustrated Times, War 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 the Ragged School in George Yard, St Jude’s, Whitechapel.

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Ragged School, George Yard, St Jude's, Whitechapel

The second picture shows a rush for evening papers in the Rue Croissant, Paris.

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Parisian Sketches, a Rush for Evening Papers in the Rue Croissant

The third picture shows Austrian Officers in a Cafe at Milan.

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Austrian Officers in a Cafe at Milan by M Morgan

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’, 60

Posted in America, Architecture, Best pictures, Customs, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, News, Politics, Religion, 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 Victor Emmanuel on the Gallery of the Pitti Palace.

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Victor Emmanuel saluting the Florentines from the Gallery of the Pitti Palace by Gustave Janet

The second picture shows Spaniards taking Holy Water as they enter church.

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Agua Santa by E Long

The third picture shows the American Editor, Ambrose Kimball, riding the rail after being attacked for publishing editorials in support of slavery.

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An American Editor (Mr Ambrose Kimball) riding the Rail

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 Graphic’, 67

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, London, News, The Graphic, Theatre, War on Thursday, 12 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 a theatre audience watching a tragedy.

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Tragedy, A Study of the Dress Circle in a London Theatre by Arthur Garratt

The second picture shows how the news of the Relief of Mafeking was received in the theatre.

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"Three Cheers for 'B-P'", how the News of the Relief of Mafeking was received in the Theatre by Frank Craig

The third picture shows a theatre audience watching a comedy.

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Comedy, A Study of the Dress Circle in a London Theatre by Arthur Garratt

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

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 41

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Education, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, News, Oddities, Politics, The Graphic on Wednesday, 11 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 Etonians at Paddington.

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The End of the Holidays, Eton Boys leaving Paddington Station by C J Staniland

The second picture shows the smoking room of the Reporters’ Gallery, House of Commons.

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The smoking room of the Reporters' Gallery, House of Commons

The third picture shows floor polishing in the Winter Palace.

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The Winter Palace, polishing up the Floors

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

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 30

Posted in Animals, Anthropology, Best pictures, Children, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, News, Oddities, The Graphic, Theatre, Trade, Transport on Tuesday, 10 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 the distribution of newspapers by bicycle.

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A Novel Feature in London Life, the distribution of Newspapers by Bicycle Boys by R Ponsonby Staples

The second picture shows a comparison of human and animal skeletons.

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Skeleton of an Akka Woman compared with those of a Man of Ordinary Height and Du Chaillu's Gorilla

The third picture shows a Music Hall audience during the interval.

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London Sketches, at a Music Hall by J D Linton

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

The best pictures of Titus Oates

Posted in Absurd, Best pictures, Famous crimes, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Institutions, London, News, Politics, Religion, Royalty on Thursday, 5 November 2015

The best pictures of Titus Oates are striking images of the anti-Catholic agitator and serial liar whose absurd claims of a Popish Plot led to national hysteria, disastrous suspicion of the Duke of York and 150 years of Catholic exclusion from both Houses of Parliament.
The first picture shows Oates being whipped after his trial.

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The scourging of Titus Oates from Newgate to Tyburn

The second picture shows Oates in the pillory and some contemporary doggerel.

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Titus Oates in the pillory, published 1685

The third picture shows the scene of his public humiliation and abuse in Fleet Street.

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Titus Oates in the Fleet Street Pillory (1685) in the Reign of Charles II

Many more pictures of the life and times of Charles II can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the Press Boat in the University Boat Race

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, London, News, Sport, Sporting Heroes on Tuesday, 3 November 2015

The best pictures of the Press Boat following the Boat Race are unusual images of the sporting drama on the river from the river.
The first picture shows the spectacle from a superb vantage.

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The University Boat-Race, a Sketch from the Press Boat by Sydney P Hall

The second picture shows a fine view of the Umpire’s Boat from the Press Boat.

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The Universities' Boat Race: Oxford leading at Corney Reach. Sketched from the Press Boat by C Robinson

The third picture shows the Press Boat in fog during the cancelled Start of 1880.

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The Oxford and Cambridge Boat-Race, the Press Boat in a Fog on Saturday Morning, and the Race Postponed, the Race on Monday Morning by C Robinson

Many more pictures of sports and sporting events can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Queen Victoria’s sad departure from Osborne

Posted in Best pictures, Country House, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, News, Politics, Royalty on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The best pictures of Queen Victoria’s sad departure from Osborne are remarkable documentary images of her Lying-in-State and departure.
The first picture shows the Lying-in-State.

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Her Court was Pure; Her Life Serene; God gave her Peace – the Lying-in-State at Osborne by A Forestier

The second picture shows the Royal Estate tenants paying their last respects.

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Tenants at Osborne paying their Last Tribute to the Illustrious Dead by Gunning King

The third picture shows the coffin being carried from Osborne to its carriage.

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Starting on the First Stage of the Last Sad Journey by Frank Dadd

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

The best pictures of public anxiety about the death of Queen Victoria

Posted in Best pictures, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, London, News, Politics, Royalty on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The best pictures of public anxiety about the death of Queen Victoria are documentary images of crowds awaiting news from the Palace or the Press.
The first picture shows crowds at the Mansion House.

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The Death of Queen Victoria, the Anxiety in London, reading the Bulletins at the Mansion House

The second picture shows crowds reading the Announcement of the Queen’s death at the Palace.

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The Death of the Queen, reading the Announcement at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday by H M Paget

The third picture shows crowds reading the Announcement at the Mansion House.

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The death of the Queen, outside the Mansion House next day by Frank Dadd

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

The best pictures of the last days of Queen Victoria

Posted in Best pictures, Country House, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, News, Politics, Royalty on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The best pictures of the last days of Queen Victoria are remarkable images of the Queen-Empress at Osborne House.
The first picture shows the Queen’s last carriage drive beyond the gates of Osborne.

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The Queen's Last Drive beyond the Gates of Osborne, 15 January by S Begg

The second picture shows the Queen’s last moments.

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Queen Victoria on her deathbed surrounded by her family including the Prince of Wales and the Kaiser by Achille Beltrame

The third picture shows dawn at Osborne on 23 January, 1901.

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Half-Mast High, Dawn at Osborne, 23 January by George Scott

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