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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 82

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Cities, Disasters, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Industry, Politics, Scotland, The Illustrated Times on Wednesday, 18 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 the Air Shaft on fire after the Lund Hill Colliery Explosion.

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The Lund Hill Colliery Explosion, the Air Shaft on Fire by George Meason

The second picture shows the ruins of Kehl, which lies on the Rhine opposite Strasbourg.

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The Chief Street in Kehl, opposite Strasbourg, after its Bombardment by the French

The third picture shows the Hall of the Parliament House, Edinburgh.

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The Hall of the Parliament House, Edinburgh

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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