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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 88

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Boats, Disasters, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Railways, Rivers, Scotland, Ships, The Illustrated Times, Trade, Transport, Travel, War on Wednesday, 18 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 Great Fire in the Old Town, Edinburgh.

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The Great Fire in the Old Town, Edinburgh

The second picture shows Lyons Railway Station where troops are leaving Paris for the Army of Italy.

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Interior of the Lyons Railway Station, Troops leaving Paris for the Army of Italy by Gustave Janet

The third picture shows the Halfpenny Boat.

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London Sketches, the Halfpenny Boat

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’, 78

Posted in Best pictures, Customs, Disasters, Historical articles, History, Politics, Railways, 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 Turkish Firemen carrying Hand-Engines to a fire in Constantinople.

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Turkish Firemen carrying Hand-Engines to the Scene of the late Conflagration in Constantinople

The second picture shows the humiliating reception of French Prisoners in Germany.

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Reception of French Prisoners in Germany

The third picture shows the public hiring of servants in Lower Normandy.

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Hiring of Servants in Lower Normandy

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’, 74

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Law, Leisure, London, Railways, The Illustrated Times, Trade, Transport, Travel 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 East London Railway’s Thames Tunnel Station at Wapping.

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East London Railway, Thames Tunnel Station, Wapping by F Watkins

The second picture shows a Squalors’ Market in London.

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London Sketches, Squalors' Market

The third picture shows the trial of the British Bank Directors in the Court of Queen’s Bench, Guildhall.

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The Trial of the British Bank Directors in the Court of Queen's Bench, Guildhall by Julian Portch

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’, 63

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Customs, Disasters, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Music, Oddities, Railways, The Illustrated Times, Theatre 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 works at the Pimlico Station of the Metropolitan District system.

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Works at the Pimlico Station of the Metropolitan District system

The second picture shows the destruction of the Surrey Music-Hall in Surrey Gardens.

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Destruction of the Surrey Music-Hall

The third picture shows a Chinese Match-Maker demonstrating manners when visiting a sham Intended Bride.

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A Chinese Match-Maker visiting the Intended Bride

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’, 37

Posted in Animals, Architecture, Best pictures, Bravery, British Countryside, Engineering, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Railways, The Illustrated Times, Theatre, Transport, Wildlife on Monday, 16 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 M Blondin at Crystal Palace.

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M Blondin's First Ascent at the Crystal Palace

The second picture shows the site for the proposed Terminus of the Great Eastern Railway at Broad-Street, City.

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Site for the Proposed Terminus of the Great Eastern Railway at Broad-Street, City by A Slader

The third picture shows a man skating for his life pursued by wolves.

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Skating for Life

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’, 31

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Plants, Railways, The Illustrated Times, Transport, Travel on Monday, 16 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 new station at Farringdon Road in London.

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The new station of the Metropolitan and London, Chatham and Dover railway, Farringdon Road, London

The second picture shows an exhibition of chrysanthemums in the Temple Gardens.

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Exhibition of Chrysanthemums in the Temple Gardens

The third picture shows a view of Moscow from the Kremlin, Moscow.

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General View of the City of Moscow from the Terrace of the Kremlin

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’, 4

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, British Towns, Customs, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Railways, Religion, The Illustrated Times, Transport, Travel on Saturday, 14 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 a Venetian funeral.

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A Venetian Funeral by M Brion

The second picture shows a night on the Serpentine.

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A Night on the Serpentine by W M'Connell

The third picture shows the station at Hastings.

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Hastings Railway Station, the Arrival of the Down-Train by Florence Claxton

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’, 94

Posted in Actors, Anniversary, Best pictures, Famous Inventors, Historical articles, History, Inventions, London, Railways, The Graphic, Theatre, Transport, Travel on Saturday, 14 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 Jonas Hanway on St Swithin’s Day with his novel umbrella.

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St Swithin's, Jonas Hanway and His Umbrella by J D Linton

The second picture shows the opening of the Rangoon and Irrawaddy State Railway.

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The First Railway in British Burmah, Opening of the Rangoon and Irrawaddy State Railway at Rangoon by J R Brown

The third picture shows Madame Patti’s reception at Covent Garden Theatre.

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Madame Patti's Reappearance in Opera, her Reception after Act II of "La Traviata" at Covent Garden Theatre by J Gulich

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’, 77

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Law, Leisure, London, Oddities, Railways, Royalty, The Graphic, Theatre on Friday, 13 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 Bear Trophy at Marlborough House.

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Bear Trophy at Marlborough House by S E Waller

The second picture shows an arrest in a railway carriage.

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Wanted by Lance Calkin

The third picture shows Mademoiselle Adelina Antonio, the acrobat.

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Mademoiselle Adelina Antonio performing her Double Backward Somersault from the Roof of the Royal Aquarium, Westminster by A S Boyd

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’, 68

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, Dogs, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Medicine, Philanthropy, Railways, Rivers, Royalty, The Graphic, Transport, Travel 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 scene on the Thames in the Regatta Season.

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In the Cool of the Evening, a Scene on the Thames in the Regatta Season by W Hatherell

The second picture shows a sham railway accident set up for first-aid educational purposes.

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A Sham Railway Accident, an Ambulance Lecture at Waterloo Station to Employes of the South Western Railway Company by R Barnes

The third picture shows Queen Victoria putting money in the charity box worn by “Tim”, the station dog, at Paddington.

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"For the Widows and Orphans", A Royal Donation by W Hatherell

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