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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 26

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Disasters, Famous battles, games, Historical articles, History, Rivers, Ships, The Illustrated Times, War on Monday, 16 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 an anxious gamester with his creditors at the door.

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The Gamester by A Solomon

The second picture shows the Battle of Gravelotte.

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The Battle of Gravelotte, Saxo Artillery attacking St Privat

The third picture shows the Collision between the Excelsior and the Mail Steamers in the River Mersey.

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The Collision between the Excelsior and the Mail Steamers in the River Mersey

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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