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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.

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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

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 60

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Education, Educational card, Famous Composers, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Law, Leisure, Music, Oddities, Royalty, Sinners, Theatre 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 Wagner at the villa Wesendonck in Zurich.

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Wagner at the villa Wesendonck in Zurich

The second picture shows Queen Elizabeth I.

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Queen Elizabeth I

The third picture shows a morality tale: alcoholism suppresses all moral strength and leads to suicide.

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Alcoholism suppresses all moral strength and leads to suicide

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 35

Posted in Absurd, Actors, Art, Artist, Best pictures, Educational card, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Music, Theatre, Trade, Travel 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 cloth merchants at a trade fair in Champagne in 1300.

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A trade fair in Champagne, 1300

The second picture shows musical clowns.

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Musical clowns

The third picture shows Rembrandt van Rijn, the Dutch artist.

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Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch artist

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

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 31

Posted in Ancient History, Animals, Architecture, Best pictures, Bravery, Educational card, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Leisure, Music, Rivers, Theatre, Weapons 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 Horatius Cocles throwing himself into the River Tiber, 6th Century BC.

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Horatius Cocles throwing himself into the River Tiber, 6th Century BC

The second picture shows the Place de l’Opera, Paris.

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Place de l'Opera, Paris

The third picture shows a knight battling a dragon.

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The knight battles the dragon

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 30

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Discoveries, Educational card, Exploration, Famous Composers, Geography, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Music, Royalty, Ships, Theatre 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 Christopher Columbus entering Barcelona in triumph, 15 April 1493.

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Christopher Columbus enters Barcelona in triumph, 15 April 1493

The second picture shows a scene from Beethoven’s opera Fidelio.

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Scene from Beethoven's opera Fidelio

The third picture shows Elizabeth I of England amongst her Navy’s sailors.

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Elizabeth I of England amongst her Navy's sailors

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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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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 3

Posted in Best pictures, Educational card, Famous battles, Famous Composers, Historical articles, History, Music, Politics, Religion, Revolution, Royalty, Theatre 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 Ernest Reyer’s opera Sigurd.

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Sigurd

The second picture shows the assassination of the German envoy to Beijing, Boxer Rebellion, China, 1900.

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Assassination of the German envoy to Beijing, Boxer Rebellion, China, 1900

The third picture shows the Apparition of the Cross announcing victory to Constantine at the Battle of Milvian Bridge, 312.

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Apparition of the Cross announcing victory to Constantine at the Battle of Milvian Bridge, 312

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 2

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Castles, Educational card, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Music, Politics, Saints, Theatre 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 a performance of a Nativity play in a castle in the Middle Ages.

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Performance of a Nativity play in a castle in the Middle Ages

The second picture shows Joan of Arc wounded at the Siege of Orleans, 1429.

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Joan of Arc wounded at the Siege of Orleans, 1429

The third picture shows the Phonograph.

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The phonograph

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Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens around 1750

Posted in Actors, Dance, Famous Composers, Famous landmarks, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, Sinners, Theatre on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This delightfully drawn and colourful picture shows the beauty and attraction of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. This was the name given to Spring Gardens, a pleasure resort which had opened sometime before the Restoration. During the eighteenth century its popularity increased, and soon the most fashionable and disreputable figures in society flocked there for the musical and semi-theatrical entertainments, which included the music of Handel and other great Baroque composers played by the elevated orchestra, clearly visible in the picture.

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Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens around 1750 by Peter Jackson

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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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