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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 21

Posted in Ancient History, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Aviation, Best pictures, Communications, Educational card, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Myth, Nature, Politics, Royalty, Transport, Travel, War on Monday, 23 November 2015

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We have selected three of the best pictures from our large collection of 19th and early 20th century educational trade cards.
The first picture shows the Mail balloon at the Siege of Paris in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871.

Mail balloon, picture, image, illustration

Mail balloon at the Siege of Paris, Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

The second picture shows the Earl of Richmond reconciling the Houses of Lancaster and York.

Richmond, picture, image, illustration

The Earl of Richmond Reconciles the Houses

The third picture shows Prometheus creating man from clay and Athena giving him life.

Prometheus, picture, image, illustration

Prometheus creates man from clay and Athena (Minerva) gives him life

High-resolution scans of all educational cards can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

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