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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 86

Posted in America, Anniversary, Best pictures, Customs, Disasters, Famous Inventors, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Science, The Graphic on Friday, 13 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 Chinese New Year.

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With the Allies in China, the Chinese New Year by F de Haenen

The second picture shows the Great Fire at the Chicago World’s Fair.

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The Great Fire at the Chicago World's Fair, the destruction of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building by H C Brewer

The third picture shows Mr Edison in his Laboratory.

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The Electric Light, Mr Edison in his Laboratory, a Sketch from Life by F Villiers

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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