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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 28

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Disasters, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Industry, Invasions, Rivers, Ships, Transport, Travel, 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 the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, 6th Century BC.

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The destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, 6th Century BC

The second picture shows men laying paving slabs.

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Laying paving slabs

The third picture shows Robert Fulton’s first paddle steamer for the service between New York and Albany, 1807.

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Robert Fulton's first paddle steamer for the service between New York and Albany, 1807

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 15

Posted in America, Ancient History, Best pictures, Boats, Dance, Educational card, Engineering, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Leisure, Music, Rivers, Transport, Travel, War, Weapons 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 Brutus throwing himself upon his own sword after the Battle of Philippi.

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Brutus throwing himself upon his own sword after the Battle of Philippi

The second picture shows illuminations and dance on the Hudson River, New York.

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Illuminations and dance on the Hudson River, New York

The third picture shows the Galerie des Machines at the Paris Exposition, 1889.

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Galerie des Machines

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 8

Posted in America, Ancient History, Best pictures, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Law, Music, Rivers, Sport 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 Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon, 49 BC.

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Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon, 49 BC

The second picture shows Baseball.

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Baseball

The third picture shows a harpist.

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Harp, France, 1810

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

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

Posted in Boats, Education, Historical articles, History, London, Rivers, Sport on Friday, 20 November 2015

This photorealist picture chooses a wide-angled view of the Thames to capture a perfect image of both the Oxford and Cambridge boats after they have passed Hammersmith Bridge, over which a familiar red London bus passes as the press boats and umpire’s boat continue to follow the two university crews beneath.

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The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race by Wilf Hardy

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Leslie George Cole, “The Great Levante”

Posted in Actors, Australia, Historical articles, History, Magic, Rivers, Theatre on Friday, 20 November 2015

This marvellous picture shows the world-famous Australian illusionist ‘Les’ Cole performing one of his most daring stunts as “The Great Levante”, when he jumped into the Yarra River in shackles from head to toe. The image could almost be a contemporary poster announcing the appearance of “The Great Levante” in Melbourne, where he learned his skills as an apprentice to a canny showman.

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Les Levante, chained and manacled, hurtles seawards in his spectacular, death-defying act

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

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 100

Posted in Art, Best pictures, Engineering, Historical articles, History, Industry, London, Rivers, Sea, 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 a column of French refugees, peasants fleeing war and seeking refuge in Paris.

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The late Stampede of Peasants into Paris by D H Friston

The second picture shows The Leviathan and the Cradles.

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The Leviathan, the Cradles

The third picture shows a Sale of Objects of Virtu in Paris.

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Sale of Objects of Virtu in Paris by Gustave Dore

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’, 98

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Towns, Castles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Law, Leisure, London, Religion, Rivers, The Illustrated Times 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 filling up the Shaft previous to firing the Battery for the explosion of Old Rochester Bridge.

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The Explosion of Old Rochester Bridge, filling up the Shaft previous to firing the Battery

The second picture shows the interior of a Spanish Country Inn.

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Interior of a Spanish Country Inn by A Rouargue

The third picture shows Newgate Chapel.

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Newgate Chapel

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’, 97

Posted in Best pictures, Disasters, Famous Composers, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, London, Medicine, Music, Rivers, Ships, The Illustrated Times, Theatre, Trade, 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 destruction of the European factories at Canton.

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Destruction of the European factories at Canton

The second picture shows a scene from Wagner’s Opera “The Flying Dutchman,” at the Lyceum Theatre.

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Scene from Wagner's Opera "The Flying Dutchman," at the Lyceum Theatre by D H Friston

The third picture shows the embarkation of an Ambulance Train at Woolwich for the Seat of War.

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Embarkation of an Ambulance Train at Woolwich for the Seat of War by A Slader

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’, 94

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, London, Religion, Rivers, Ships, The Illustrated Times, Theatre, 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 French peasants taking refuge round a Crucifix during the war.

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French Peasants taking Refuge round a Crucifix by Gustave Dore

The second picture shows Russian vessels frozen in at the mouth of the Dnieper.

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Russian Vessels frozen in at the Mouth of the Dnieper by Ivan Ivanovitch

The third picture shows the fate of Varney in “Amy Robsart” at Drury-Lane Theatre.

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"Amy Robsart" at Drury-Lane Theatre, the Fate of Varney

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’, 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.