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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 92

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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 Sardinian Riflemen.

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Sardinian Riflemen by Gustave Dore

The second picture shows Blue-Coat Boys in the new playground at Christ’s Hospital.

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Drilling the Blue-Coat Boys in the New Playground at Christ's Hospital

The third picture shows the first sounding of Big Ben at the foot of the Westminster Clock Tower.

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The first sounding of Big Ben at the foot of the Westminster Clock Tower

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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