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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 98

Posted in Actors, Architecture, Best pictures, Educational card, English Literature, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Invasions, Leisure, Literature, London, Politics, Religion, Royalty, Shakespeare, Theatre, War on Thursday, 26 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 Shakespeare performing before Queen Elizabeth I in 1595.

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Shakespeare performing before Queen Elizabeth I in 1595

The second picture shows Hernan Cortes, Spanish conquistador, receiving gifts from the Aztec Emperor Montezuma.

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Hernan Cortes, Spanish conquistador, receiving gifts from the Aztec Emperor Montezuma, Mexico, 1518-1519

The third picture shows Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden attending an open air service before the Battle of Lutzen, Germany, 1632.

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Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden attends an open air service before the Battle of Lutzen, Germany, 1632

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 76

Posted in Actors, Ancient History, Architecture, Best pictures, Educational card, English Literature, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Politics, Royalty, Shakespeare, Theatre, War 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 Ancient Greek stonemasons using measuring instruments.

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Ancient Greek stonemasons using measuring instruments

The second picture shows Signalling towers in the 15th Century.

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Signalling towers, 15th Century

The third picture shows Prince Hal and Falstaff after the Battle of Shrewsbury.

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Prince Henry and Falstaff after the Battle of Shrewsbury

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 4

Posted in Actors, Aviation, Best pictures, Cars, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Inventions, London, Royalty, Shakespeare, Theatre, 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 William Shakespeare staging a production for Queen Elizabeth I.

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William Shakespeare staging a production for Queen Elizabeth I.

The second picture shows a motorised carriage with a powerful headlight.

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Motorised carriage with a powerful headlight

The third picture shows a flying torpedo boat in the year 2000.

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Flying torpedo boat in the year 2000

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William Shakespeare relaxing at a tavern

Posted in Actors, Architecture, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Literature, London, Shakespeare, Theatre on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This picture convincingly presents Shakespeare as a mere actor and tavern frequenter, along with his band of roistering fellow players. It is one view of William Shakespeare firmly held by those who dispute his authorship of the plays, but looking at his faintly tipsy amusement on that pub bench, we can also easily imagine he is the great playwright enjoying a night out with some thespians wearing his own actor’s hat.

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William Shakespeare (reclining, centre) at a tavern by Neville Dear

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William Shakespeare watching Romeo and Juliet

Posted in Actors, Architecture, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Literature, London, Shakespeare, Theatre on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This is a marvellous and captivating picture of Shakespeare watching one of the first performances of his early romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, sometime in 1592; he looks round at the audience for their reactions, enjoying their emotional response to what we can see is now the most famous scene in the entire play – the Balcony Scene – but which then would have been utterly and breathtakingly original.

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William Shakespeare watching Romeo and Juliet by Neville Dear

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William Shakespeare reading on the street

Posted in Actors, Architecture, Dogs, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Literature, London, Shakespeare, Theatre on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This clever picture shows a snapshot of late-Elizabethan street life in London, with unruly children and crabby old men and fearsome looking dogs, and in the midst of this motley humanity stands the self-contained figure of Shakespeare reading a small and interesting book. The enchanting idea the image conveys is that countless ordinary people must have rubbed shoulders with the great man day after day.

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William Shakespeare reading by Neville Dear

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 99

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Engineering, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Industry, Leisure, London, Politics, Royalty, Shakespeare, 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 triumphant entry of Bolingbroke into London from Richard II at the Princess’s Theatre.

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The Entry of Bolingbroke into London, a Scene from Richard II, at the Princess's Theatre

The second picture shows the People’s Banquet at Moscow following the Coronation of the Emperor of Russia.

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The Coronation of the Emperor of Russia, the People's Banquet at Moscow by Godefroy Durand

The third picture shows Chelsea Water Company’s Reservoir.

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Chelsea Water Company's Reservoir

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’, 46

Posted in Actors, Architecture, Best pictures, British Towns, Engineering, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Royalty, Shakespeare, The Illustrated Times, Theatre 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 Duke Orsino and Viola in Twelfth Night.

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The Duke Orsino and Viola by F R Pickersgill

The second picture shows the reservoir at Everton, near Liverpool.

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The New Reservoir at Everton, near Liverpool

The third picture shows the French Imperial Guard.

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The New Uniforms of the French Imperial Guard

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’, 22

Posted in Actors, Animals, Best pictures, British Countryside, English Literature, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Literature, Nature, Shakespeare, The Illustrated Times, Theatre, Travel, 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 Revd Bellew’s “Hamlet” Readings at St George’s Hall.

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Bellew's "Hamlet" Readings at St George's Hall, the Ghost Scene on the Ramparts by D H Friston

The second picture shows ‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage’ by Turner.

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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage by J M W Turner

The third picture shows a Rabbit-Seller.

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The Rabbit-Seller by G B O'Neill

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’, 100

Posted in Actors, Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Law, Leisure, London, Nature, Shakespeare, The Graphic, Theatre 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 Sunday in London.

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Sunday in London by Adrien Marie

The second picture shows a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Regent’s Park.

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Pastoral plays in Regents Park: a limelight performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream by Balliol Salmon

The third picture shows the charming cafe society on the Paris Boulevards.

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Life on the Paris Boulevards, Open-Air Guests before a Cafe by Adrien Marie

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