Childrens Political World Map
A Political map of the World designed for school children. Based on the Van Der Grinten projection, the World map displays international political boundaries, including ones which are disputed. The map clearly marks each country in a different colour and shows major cities in five different population bands, with capital cities clearly marked in red. The corners of the map feature inserts showing the layout of the solar system and phases of the moon along with graphics ranking the four largest countries by population and land mass in comparison to the British Isles. Lines of latitude (parallels) and longitude (meridians) are marked
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10th August 1942: Nursery school children gather round a Chrysler car belonging to Mrs JG Winan, the wife of the US ambassador to Britain. Wynan has arrived to open a new Port of London Residential nursery at Sacombe Park, Ware. The nursery has been set up under the auspices of the Save The Children Fund and is financed by the Daughters of the American Revolution, an American fund-raising society. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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1855 Punch Dinosaurs Crystal Palace
1855 Cartoon from Punch's Almanac of that year, ascribed to John Leech. "A visit to the antediluvian reptiles at Sydenham - master Tom strongly objects to having his mind improved". Clockwise from top; Iguanodon (with bird on its wrongly ascribed horn), Megalosaurus, Hylaeosaurus, prehistoric gharial (teleosaurus), ichthyosaur. The actual exhibits were designed to fit the victorian ideal of educating the masses. They were the work of artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (based on the research of Owen, Mantell, Buckland, Conybeare and others). The Crystal Palace Antediluvians were the first life-size reconstructions of dinosaurs, and this cartoon indicates that many saw them as nightmarish monsters of a former age. Children would love dinosaurs ever after
© This image is Paul D. Stewart 2009. Do not reproduce without permission of the photographer at Stewartpauld@aol.com.