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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

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

The Flying Scotsman

Posted in Engineering, Historical articles, History, London, Railways, Scotland, Transport, Travel on Sunday, 22 November 2015

From the great age of steam comes this superb painting of the Flying Scotsman locomotive, in which peerless draughtsmanship and a thorough knowledge of engineering combine to present an utterly compelling picture of power, beauty and speed. The LNER bottle green livery still captivates the viewer, and it remains a unique icon in both appearance and romantic name.

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The Flying Scotsman by John S Smith

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

A Scottish piper in traditional piper’s uniform

Posted in Architecture, Castles, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Music, Scotland on Thursday, 19 November 2015

This striking and colourful figure, a familiar image on both sides of the Border, is the world-famous Scottish piper resplendent in traditional piper’s uniform. He plays the Great Highland Bagpipes and is wearing a scarlet plaid with cloak and the customary accoutrements of sporran and the like. Behind him loom the rocky battlements of Edinburgh Castle, another potent emblem of Scotland.

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Scottish piper

Many more pictures of Scotland can be found at 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.

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 84

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Castles, Disasters, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Scotland, 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 the destruction of the British Embassy in the Great Fire at Constantinople.

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The Great Fire at Constantinople, Destruction of the British Embassy

The second picture shows the Fort at Agra.

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The Fort at Agra

The third picture shows the public promenade in the Prince’s Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

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Promenade in the Prince's Street Gardens, Edinburgh

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’, 82

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Cities, Disasters, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Industry, Politics, Scotland, 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 the Air Shaft on fire after the Lund Hill Colliery Explosion.

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The Lund Hill Colliery Explosion, the Air Shaft on Fire by George Meason

The second picture shows the ruins of Kehl, which lies on the Rhine opposite Strasbourg.

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The Chief Street in Kehl, opposite Strasbourg, after its Bombardment by the French

The third picture shows the Hall of the Parliament House, Edinburgh.

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The Hall of the Parliament House, Edinburgh

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’, 98

Posted in Artist, Best pictures, Birds, Children, Education, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Maps, Politics, Scotland, The Graphic, Wildlife 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 four schoolgirls pondering on a problem.

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Free Education, a Difficult Problem by Paul Renouard

The second picture shows an artist sketching an eagle’s nest.

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Sketching an Eagle's Nest in the Highlands, a Visit Momentarily expected by Sydney P Hall

The third picture shows a map of the British Empire in 1888.

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Imperial Federation – map of the world showing the extent of the British Empire in 1886. Statistical information furnished by Captain J. C. R. Colomb, MP, formerly RMA – British territories coloured in red by Walter Crane (after)

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’, 84

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Fish, Historical articles, History, Industry, Law, Politics, Scotland, Ships, The Graphic, Trade, Transport 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 eel-spearing on the Scotch border.

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Eel-Spearing on the Scotch Border by S E Waller

The second picture shows embarking Norman horses for England at Honfleur.

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Embarking Norman Horses for England at Honfleur by H Johnson

The third picture shows the police charging striking miners.

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The Coal Crisis, the Miners charged by the Police at Hebburn, near Durham

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’, 61

Posted in America, Best pictures, British Countryside, Engineering, Famous landmarks, Flags, Geography, Historical articles, History, London, Scotland, 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 tourists in the Highlands.

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Tourists in the Western Highlands, springing a Hill in the Pass of Melfort Sydney P Hall

The second picture shows men winding up “Big Ben”.

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Winding up the clock

The third picture shows a British and American Boundary.

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A British and American Boundary

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’, 58

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Oddities, Scotland, Sport, The Graphic 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 clowns playing cricket.

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Clowns at Cricket by W B Murray

The second picture shows a boxing match.

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A Survival of Pugilism, a Glove Fight in 1896, "Time!" by H M Paget

The third picture shows the winter sport of Curling.

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The "Roaring Game", a Scene on a Highland Loch in Winter by A S Hartrick

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