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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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Walter Bonatti struggling toward the peak of the Matterhorn

Posted in Famous landmarks, Geography, Historical articles, History, Nature, Sport, Sporting Heroes on Friday, 20 November 2015

This dramatic, beautiful and compelling picture captures an extraordinary mountaineering achievement in the centenary year of the Matterhorn’s first successful ascent. Walter Bonatti, pictured here, attempted the first solo winter ascent of the North face of the Matterhorn, which he tried twice in February, reaching the summit at the second attempt on 23 February in 1965.

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Walter Bonatti stuggling upwards toward the peak of the Matterhorn

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 76

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Birds, British Towns, Customs, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Politics, Religion, Royalty, Sport, The Illustrated Times 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 Fete Day of the Dead in the Cemetery of Montmartre, Paris.

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The Fete Day of the Dead in the Cemetery of Montmartre, Paris by A Racinet

The second picture shows a Pigeon-Shooting Match at Hurlingham Park between Members of the Houses of Lords and Commons.

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Pigeon-Shooting Match at Hurlingham Park between Members of the Houses of Lords and Commons

The third picture shows Queen Victoria at the new Town Hall, Leeds.

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Arrival of Her Majesty at the Town Hall, Leeds

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’, 75

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Towns, Education, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Inventions, Leisure, London, Sport, The Illustrated Times, Trade 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 communal football at Kingston-on-Thames on Shrove Tuesday.

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Foot-Ball at Kingston-on-Thames on Shrove Tuesday by J J Hardwick

The second picture shows Electro-Plated Shop Front at Sydney, New South Wales.

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Electro-Plated Shop Front at Sydney, New South Wales

The third picture shows the first meeting of the London School Board.

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First Meeting of the London School Board

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’, 61

Posted in Animals, Architecture, Best pictures, Dance, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Royalty, Sport, The Illustrated Times 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 North Gate at Canton.

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The North Gate, Canton by M E Roux

The second picture shows the Turf in India and preparations for saddling.

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The Turf in India, Preparations for Saddling by G F Atkinson

The third picture shows Almehs dancing in a Persian Palace.

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Almehs dancing in a Persian Palace by Auguste Shoefft

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’, 28

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, Children, Dogs, Fashion, Fish, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Royalty, Sea, Ships, Sport, The Illustrated Times, Weapons 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 a draper’s shop.

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Ruinous Prices by E Hughes

The second picture shows Queen Victoria at the Rifle-Shooting Contest at Wimbledon.

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The Rifle-Shooting Contest at Wimbledon, Her Majesty firing the First Shot by B Clayton

The third picture shows trawling in the North Sea at night.

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Trawling in the North Sea at Night G H Andrews

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’, 21

Posted in America, Best pictures, Dance, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Music, Rivers, Sport, The Illustrated Times, Travel, War 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 Japanese gladiators.

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Japanese Gladiators by J Palmer

The second picture shows the Carnival at Venice.

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The Carnival at Venice, Scene on the Square of St Mark by Cosson Smeeton

The third picture shows the burial of a soldier from the New York Firemen Zouaves during the Civil War.

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Burial of One of the New York Firemen Zouaves on the Banks of the Potomac, Virginia by F J Skill

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’, 13

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Dogs, games, Historical articles, History, London, Sport, The Illustrated Times, Weapons, Wildlife on Sunday, 15 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 country bumpkin being fleeced by gamblers.

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Rus in Urbe by E C Barnes

The second picture shows a wolf hunt in Russia.

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Hunting Wolves in Russia by Gustave Janet

The third picture shows a dog show.

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A dog show

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’, 10

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Birds, Children, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Music, Religion, Sport, The Illustrated Times, Travel, Wildlife on Sunday, 15 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 children bird catching.

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Bird-Catching by W Hemsley

The second picture shows the rarely seen Pontifical Choristers of the Sistine Chapel.

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Pontifical Choristers of the Sistine Chapel, St Peter's, Rome

The third picture shows Indians going to the Race Course.

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The Turf in India, the Road to the Course by G F Atkinson

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’, 7

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Customs, Engineering, Famous Inventors, Historical articles, History, Industry, Oddities, Politics, Ships, Sport, The Illustrated Times on Sunday, 15 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 scene during the Spanish military coup in 1856.

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The Coup d'Etat at Madrid, a Conflict in the Calle Mayor by Gustave Janet

The second picture shows Mr Robert Stephenson, the great engineer.

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Portrait of Mr Robert Stephenson, with a view of the great hydrolic ram used in launching the Leviathan

The third picture shows cat-racing at Liege.

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Cat-Racing at Liege

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.