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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 47

Posted in America, Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Famous battles, Famous Inventors, Farming, Historical articles, History, Industry, Inventions, Plants, Trade, War 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 French capture of Sontay in Vietnam.

Sontay, picture, image, illustration

The Capture of Sontay

The second picture shows a tobacco plantation in Cuba.

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Tobacco plantation, Cuba

The third picture shows Samuel Morse, American inventor and telegraphy pioneer.

Morse, picture, image, illustration

Samuel Morse, American inventor and telegraphy pioneer

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 38

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.

Iphigenia, picture, image, illustration

The sacrifice of Iphigenia

The second picture shows the world ash tree called Yggdrasil.

Yggdrasil, picture, image, illustration

The ash tree Yggdrasil

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

Quipus, picture, image, illustration

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.

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 29

Posted in America, Ancient History, Best pictures, Customs, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Plants, Religion, Trade, 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 Funicular railway in the Catskill Mountains, New York, USA.

Funicular, picture, image, illustration

Funicular railway in the Catskill Mountains, New York, USA

The second picture shows a vegetable seller in the 18th Century.

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Vegetable seller, 18th Century

The third picture shows Druids and the Sacred Mistletoe.

Druids, picture, image, illustration

The Sacred Mistletoe

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 6

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Historical articles, History, Industry, Plants, Trade, 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 rock drilling work in the Culebra Cut, Panama Canal.

Panama, picture, image, illustration

Rock drilling work in the Culebra Cut, Panama Canal

The second picture shows the English postal service.

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English postal service

The third picture shows a Cocoa processing plant.

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Cocoa processing plant

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 5

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Plants, Science, Ships 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 Colossus of Rhodes.

The Colossus, picture, image, illustration

The Colossus of Rhodes

The second picture shows Radium heating in the year 2000.

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Radium heating in the year 2000

The third picture shows winemaking at the Wine press of the Hospice de Beaune (Clos Vougeot).

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Winemaking. Wine press of the Hospice de Beaune (Clos Vougeot)

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

The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, London

Posted in Architecture, Britain in the 60s, British Cities, Children, Christmas, Customs, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Plants, Religion on Saturday, 21 November 2015

The Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square is a gift from the people of Oslo and has been given to the capital every year since 1947. Our festive picture shows a view from the south-west corner of the square; looking past the iconic fountains towards the steeple of St Martin in the Fields, the artist places the famous tree in the centre of his beautiful composition.

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Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, London, a gift from the people of Oslo

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

An English Dairy Farm in the 1960s

Posted in Animals, Britain in the 60s, British Countryside, Farming, Historical articles, History, Industry, Nature, Plants on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This attractive and typically optimistic picture of an English Dairy Farm in the 1960s is filled with archetypal imagery associated with a pastoral vision of rural England, especially the notable absence of any technological eyesores and fecund herd of those familiar Holstein Friesian dairy cows.

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Dairy farm, England, 1960s

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

The garden in Spring

Posted in Britain in the 60s, Children, Historical articles, History, Nature, Plants on Friday, 20 November 2015

This colourful and very surreal picture of a walled garden is a dazzling composition in which various elements challenge credibility, not least the astonishingly healthy crop of vegetables alongside well-timed perfect tulips and daffodils, and all in very late spring when the cherry trees are in blossom. But somehow these idealised elements coalesce in a garden of nostalgia tended by a 1960s family who look impossibly happy.

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The garden in Spring

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

An early mediaeval Anglo-Saxon village

Posted in Animals, Architecture, British Countryside, Farming, Historical articles, History, Plants on Thursday, 19 November 2015

This well-researched and detailed picture shows a bird’s-eye view of the agricultural layout of an Anglo-Saxon village. Strip-farming methods are clearly shown, along with the market place and a Village Cross. The Lord of the Manor’s house sits in an imposing compound surrounded by a high fence, which both protects and reinforces the social significance of property and land ownership so evident in this revealing image.

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Anglo-Saxon village

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

Men working on Mars, as imagined in the 1970s

Posted in Astronomy, Plants, Science, Space, Technology, Travel on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

This convincing photorealist and futuristic picture shows astronauts working on the Red Planet in a small scientific base. They have carefully organised equipment and credible scientific instruments, but their controversial achievement appears to be successfully cultivating food crops on Mars.

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Men working on the planet Mars, as imagined in the 1970s

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