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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 33

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Boats, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Industry, London, Politics, Prehistory, Royalty, Transport 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 Roger of Sicily capturing Palermo in 1072.

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Roger of Sicily capturing Palermo, 1072

The second picture shows the Brewhouse of a London brewery in the 18th Century.

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Brewhouse of a London brewery, 18th Century

The third picture shows Prehistoric boats.

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Prehistoric boats

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Workers from the Iron Age

Posted in Anthropology, Arts and Crafts, Historical articles, History, Industry, Prehistory, Weapons on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This fascinating and accurate picture perhaps shows the beginnings of the British steel industry. Here we see Iron Age workers in action, with a well-built furnace in the background and carefully crafted moulds for axe-heads on the bench, carefully being filled with the molten metal.

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The Iron Age by Peter Jackson

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

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 64

Posted in Actors, Animals, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, Prehistory, The Graphic, Theatre 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 five fossil Iguanodons.

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The Five Fossil Iguanodons in the Bernissart Gallery of the Natural History Museum at Brussels

The second picture shows a concert for the Honourable Artillery Company.

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A Cigarette Concert held at the Honourable Artillery Company's Head-Quarters, Finsbury; a duet from the burlesque ‘Ruy Blas’ with Miss Nellie Farren and Mr Fred Leslie, by H M Paget

The third picture shows brigands lying in wait for a nonchalant gent on the pathway.

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Among the Brigands, I, awaiting a Victim by E J Gregory

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 Neanderthal man

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Fish, Historical articles, History, Prehistory on Friday, 23 October 2015

The best pictures of Neanderthal man are striking images of the partially ape-like homo erectus.
The first picture shows a community of Neanderthals.

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Neanderthal dwellings

The second picture shows Neanderthal hunters.

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Neanderthal hunters by Angus McBride

The third picture shows a Neanderthal toolmaker.

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Neanderthal toolmaker

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

The best pictures of Prehistoric artefacts

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Prehistory, Weapons on Friday, 23 October 2015

The best pictures of Prehistoric artefacts are vivid images of flints and early metal ornament, tools and weapons.
The first picture shows tools of the Stone Age.

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Oldowan stone tools

The second picture shows artefacts of the Bronze Age.

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Tools, weapons and ornaments of the Bronze Age

The third picture shows artefacts of the Iron Age.

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Tools, weapons, and ornaments of the Early Iron Age

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

The best pictures of toolmakers in the Stone Age

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Prehistory, Weapons on Friday, 23 October 2015

The best pictures of toolmakers in the Stone Age are vivid images of Paleolithic craftsmen.
The first picture shows a craftsman.

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Stone Age Man by Ron Embleton

The second picture shows a weapon maker.

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A Stone Age man making a weapon by Peter Jackson

The third picture shows a canoe maker using his primitive adze.

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Stone Age Man digging out a canoe by Peter Jackson

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

The best pictures of the Iron Age

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Discoveries, Geology, Historical articles, History, Industry, Prehistory, Weapons on Friday, 23 October 2015

The best pictures of the Iron Age are images of the first known metal workers before the great Age of Civilisations.
The first picture shows a furnace and sound working methods.

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The Iron Age by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows an iron-age furnace.

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A primitive furnace in the Iron Age by Emile Bayard

The third picture shows an iron-age man at his anvil.

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A primitive anvil by Peter Jckson

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

The best pictures of pottery in the Neolithic Era

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Prehistory on Monday, 14 September 2015

The best pictures of pottery in the New Stone Age are images of potters and historic artefacts.
The first picture is of a New Stone Age potter.

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People of the New Stone Age learned to make pots from clay by Peter Jackson

The second picture is another potter in the Neolithic Era.

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The first potters by Emile Bayard

The third picture shows pottery of the Neolithic Age.

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Pottery of the Neolithic Age

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

The best pictures of the murder of the Romanovs at Ekaterinburg

Posted in Best pictures, Famous crimes, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Prehistory, Revolution, Royalty on Monday, 31 August 2015

The best pictures of the final days of the Romanovs during the Russian Revolution are images of this doomed royal family as well as its dynasty.
The first picture shows the royal family after their arrest.

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Tsar Nicholas II and his family were put under close arrest in August 1917 by Richard Hook

The second picture shows the murder of the Russian royal family.

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Tsar Nicholas II with this family at Ekaterinburg moments before their murder by the Bolsheviks, by Neville Dear

The third picture shows the legendary Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, best known as
Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II, believed by some to have escaped from the murder scene.

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Did Anastasia die? The woman who claimed to be Anastasia told how two of the soldiers took pity on her and smuggled her out of Russia

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

The best pictures of Stone Age hunters

Posted in Animals, Anthropology, Best pictures, Bravery, Historical articles, History, Prehistory on Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The best pictures of Stone Age hunters are vivid pictures of human bravery, ingenuity and cruel necessity.
The first picture of Stone Age hunters shows a gang of early men cornering an early rhinoceros, as one man lifts a large rock to dash the animal’s brains out.

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Stone Age men move in to kill a horned creature caught in a pit, by Peter Jackson

The second picture of early hunters shows them attacking an elephant.

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Stone Age men move in to trap or kill an elephant

The third picture shows Stone Age hunters pursuing a wounded elephant.

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Stone Age men move in to kill an elephant by Richard Hook

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