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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

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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.

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