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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 51

Posted in Africa, Ancient History, Architecture, Astronomy, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, London, Rivers, Technology, The Graphic on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

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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 the Great Comet of 1882.

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The Comet as seen from the Pyramids

The second picture shows a railway signalman.

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The life of a railway signalman, on duty in a London signal box by Henri Lanos

The third picture shows the electric light on the Thames Embankment.

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The electric light on the Thames Embankment

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

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