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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 99

Posted in Ancient History, Animals, Arts and Crafts, Astronomy, Best pictures, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Literature, Philosophy, Plants, Rivers, Science, Transport, Travel, War on Thursday, 26 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 Hannibal crossing the Rhone with his army and elephants, 218 BC.

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Hannibal crossing the Rhone with his army and elephants, 218 BC

The second picture shows Ancient Egyptian papermakers.

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Ancient Egyptian papermakers

The third picture shows Aristotle, Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist.

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Aristotle, Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 83

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Nature, Philosophy, Politics, Royalty, Scotland 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 execution of the Earl of Essex in 1601.

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Execution of the Earl of Essex, 1601

The second picture shows the burning of the books of Confucius.

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The burning of the books of Confucius

The third picture shows the Highlands.

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The Highlands

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 19

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Education, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Law, Music, Oddities, Philosophy, 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 Gallic warriors using soap.

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Soap, used by Gallic warriors

The second picture shows Solon giving laws to the Greeks, 6th Century BC.

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Solon giving laws to the Greeks, 6th Century BC

The third picture shows a Spanish student playing the guitar.

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The guitar: Spanish student (18th Century)

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Scholars at their studies in the library of Bokhara

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Education, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Law, Literature, Philosophy, Religion on Friday, 20 November 2015

This restrained and elegant picture shows Islamic scholars at their studies in the library of Bokhara, one of the great libraries of Europe, and especially so after the city’s conversion (three times) to Islam, after a long period of Persian cultural hegemony.

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Scholars at their studies in the library of Bokhara, one of the most famous of all the Islamic libraries

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The best pictures of John Milton

Posted in Astronomy, Best pictures, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Science on Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The best pictures of John Milton are vivid portraits and images from the long life of the Parliamentarian, great political philosopher and supreme English poet.
The first picture shows Milton with Galileo.

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After many difficulties, John Milton finally managed to meet Galileo

The second picture shows a portrait of Milton.

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John Milton. After the original crayon drawing from life by William Faithorne

The third picture shows Milton dictating “Samson Agonistes”.

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Milton dictating "Samson Agonistes"

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The best pictures of Socrates

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Law, Philosophy on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The best pictures of Socrates are vivid images of the life and death of the philosopher.
The first picture shows Socrates talking with his followers in Athens.

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Socrates talking among the Athenians by Roger Payne

The second picture shows his trial.

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Trial of Socrates

The third picture shows him taking the hemlock before his friends.

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Death of Socrates by Roger Payne

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The best pictures of Plato

Posted in Ancient History, Art, Best pictures, Dance, Education, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Literature, Philosophy, Politics on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The best pictures of Plato are vivid images of the Greek philosopher, teacher and founder of the prototype for all European educational institutions.
The first picture shows Plato in the famous Academy.

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The philospher Plato taught his students and followers in a grove called the Academia, on Athens' outskirts by Roger Payne

The second picture shows the Master and pupils in the grove.

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Plato and his disciples in the gardens of the Academia by R Marti

The third picture shows Plato and the park in Athens where he taught.

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Plato and his disciples in the park at the edge of Athens by John Millar Watt

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The best pictures of Thomas Carlyle

Posted in Best pictures, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Literature, Philosophy, Scotland on Friday, 25 September 2015

The best pictures of Thomas Carlyle are striking images of the brilliant and dour Scottish philosopher, writer and historian.
The first picture is a portrait of Carlyle.

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Thomas Carlyle

The second picture shows the famous painting of Carlyle by Whistler.

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Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle by James McNeill Whistler

The third picture shows a photographic portrait autographed by Carlyle.

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Thomas Carlyle

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

The best pictures of Jeremy Bentham

Posted in Best pictures, Education, Historical articles, History, Institutions, London, Philosophy on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The best pictures of Jeremy Bentham are portraits of the philosopher and social reformer.
The first picture is a formal portrait.

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Jeremy Bentham

The second picture is a colourful pair of images.

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Jeremy Bentham

The third picture is the famous auto-icon of Bentham.

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The Auto-icon of Jeremy Bentham at University College, London

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The best pictures of Frederick the Great

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Philosophy, Royalty, War on Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The best pictures of Frederick II, King of Prussia, are memorable images of this famous and powerful European monarch.
The first picture of Frederick the Great is an equestrian portrait.

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Frederick the Great by Dan Escott

The second picture shows Frederick the Great with Voltaire.

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Frederick the Great with Count Agarotti (far left) and Voltaire (right) in the music room of his palace at Sanssouci by Roger Payne

The third picture shows Frederick the Great on the eve of battle.

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Frederick the Great of Prussia, planning the attack on Liegnitz, Seven Years War, 15 August 1760 by Carl Rochling

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