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Stockbroker who won fame as the fastest man on land

Posted in Cars, Historical articles, History, Sport, Sporting Heroes on Sunday, 31 January 2016

This edited article about Sir Malcom Campbell originally appeared in Look and Learn issue number 759 published on 31st July 1976.

Sir Malcom Campbell, picture, image, illustration

Sir Malcom Campbell in his second Bluebird, 1933 by Graham Coton

The wind was screaming around Sir Malcolm Campbell’s ears like a demon as he shot over the Salt Lake Flats at Utah, U.S.A. on 4th September, 1935, in his record-breaking car, Bluebird.

Blessedly, the car was steady and there seemed to be no drag on the flats. Would Sir Malcolm break yet another land speed record?

This attempt was the culminating point of a career that had started when, as a 21-year-old stockbroker, Campbell had become a keen motor-cyclist and had won his first race in the same year. That had been 1906.

From then on, with the exception of service in the First World War in the Royal Flying Corps, Campbell had devoted himself to racing with such spectacular results that he had gained a knighthood in 1931 for raising the speed record to 245.7 mph. Later he had clocked 276 mph.

Now he had come to Utah to risk his life again for a new record.

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 114

Posted in Best pictures, Educational card, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Invasions, Leisure, Religion, Sport, War, Weapons 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 Abd-ar-Rahman III proclaiming the Caliphate of Cordoba.

Cordoba, picture, image, illustration

Abd-ar-Rahman III Proclaims the Caliphate of Cordoba

The second picture shows a game of tennis.

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A game of tennis

The third picture shows Turkish Bashi-bazouks mutilating Greek corpses.

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Turkish Bashi-bazouks mutilating Greek corpses, Akrotiri, Crete, Greco-Turkish War, 7 March 1897

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 95

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Best pictures, Customs, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Myth, Plants, Religion, Sport 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 the death of Hyacinth.

Hyacinth, picture, image, illustration

The death of Hyacinth

The second picture shows a Buddhist monk in a pagoda.

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Buddhist monk in a pagoda of an imperial palace, China

The third picture shows townhouses in Sana’a in Yemen.

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Townhouses in Sana'a, Yemen

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 62

Posted in America, Animals, Birds, Communications, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Music, Oddities, Railways, Sport, Theatre, Transport, Travel, Wildlife 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 a Tourist car on the Mount Lowe Railway, California.

Mount Lowe, picture, image, illustration

Tourist car on the Mount Lowe Railway, California

The second picture shows a futuristic prediction: enjoying the theatre in one’s own home in 2000.

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Enjoying the theatre in one's own home in 2000

The third picture shows men hunting flamingos in Spain.

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Hunting flamingos, Spain

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 56

Posted in Ancient History, Animals, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Educational card, Fashion, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Politics, Royalty, Sport, Trade 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 Napoleon in exile on St Helena.

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Napoleon in exile on St Helena

The second picture shows Sicilian craftsmen make umbrellas.

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Sicilian craftsmen make umbrellas

The third picture shows Horse racing in Rome.

Horse racing, picture, image, illustration

Horse racing in Rome

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 52

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Bible, Birds, Educational card, Famous landmarks, Farming, Historical articles, History, Industry, Plants, Royalty, Sport, Trade, Weapons, Wildlife 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 men hunting birds of paradise in Malaysia.

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Hunting birds of paradise, Malaysia

The second picture shows the arrival of the Queen of Sheba.

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The arrival of the Queen of Sheba

The third picture shows women picking violets near Parma, Italy.

Parma, picture, image, illustration

Picking violets near Parma, Italy

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 42

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Castles, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Law, Legend, Literature, Religion, Sport, Weapons, Wildlife 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 the Foundation of the Benedictine Order in 529.

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Foundation of the Benedictine Order, 529

The second picture shows a lion hunt.

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Lion hunt

The third picture shows Bluebeard and his new wife.

Bluebeard, picture, image, illustration

Bluebeard

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 11

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Aviation, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Religion, Sport, Sporting Heroes, 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 an arrival at Brussels at night in the 1911 Air Race.

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Arrival at Brussels at night

The second picture shows a Tunisian potter.

Tunisian potter, picture, image, illustration

Tunisian potter

The third picture shows El Cid fighting the Moors.

El Cid, picture, image, illustration

El Cid fighting the Moors

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.

Family playing on the moon, as imagined in the 1960s

Posted in Absurd, Children, Geography, Historical articles, History, Science, Space, Sport, Technology, Travel on Saturday, 21 November 2015

This amusing picture shows a family playing on the moon above a valley where sits their lunar base. The extra-terrestrial domestic scene was imagined in the 1960s, when a rather naive optimism began to shine through after the post-war gloom; it was of course a decade which saw man walk on the Moon. But however unlikely this vision of a lunar colony may have appeared, the artist did get one thing right; he painted the Earth as a “blue planet”.

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Family playing on the moon, as imagined in the 1960s

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