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1842 masthead

Welcome to my collection of

"The Illustrated London News"

The very first illustrated newspaper in the world which was printed for 161 years from 1842–2003

It is the finest pictorial example and historic social record of British and world events upto the early 21st Century

 

There are over 750 "long pages" of articles and images on this site

a small fraction of the ¼ of a million pages in more than 7,000 issues which

contained over 1,500,000 images

 

 

The collision of three trains at Quintinshill, nr. Gretna Green at 6.45 a.m.

The most terrible disaster in the history of British Railways

 

 

The First World War was reported in great detail by

Illustrated London News

the conflict starting here in

1914 cover sept 5th

1914

1914-15 xmas truce

The Christmas truce 1914

NEW Gallipoli - Lancashire Fusiliers win 3 VCs

1915 gallipoli

 

 

 

 

* Special Editions of ILN

 

* NEW General Election Posters from 1923, 1924, 1931 and 1935

 

* NEW 1851 JANUARY TO DECEMBER index of ALL engravings

 

 

* The Victorian Magazine

 

* ILN Victorian trivia AND Chess Problems

 

* Victorian Classified Adverts

 

 

* Whitechapel 1888 "Jack the Ripper"

 

 

* Read the complete Illustrated London News March 15th 1856

* Read the complete Illustrated London News for November 22nd 1856

 

 

* 1953 - May 30th Double number -The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

* The Conquest of Mount Everest 1953

 

 

* The Pictorial Press by Mason Jackson

 

 

* The Anniversary of the tragic sinking of the S. S. Lancastria was June 17th 1940

* D - Day landings - June 6th 1944

 

 

* 24th February 1923 Tutankhamen

 

 

* Useful links to Related Websites

 

 

* History of Association Football 1863

 

 

* Some Christmas Editions

1876 xmas edition

 

 

 

 

* To go to a particular year from 1842 use the...

Year Time Grid

ILN year grid pic

 

 

 

 

* Explore The Victorian Magazine

 

 

* Explore - Special and Souvenir Editions

 

 

* Explore - ILN Historical Research

 

 

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Click Here for a selection of the changing mast head banners of

The Illustrated London News over the years ....

mast head june 18th 1859

.mast head may 26th 1956

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donate buttonFeb 24th a week in 1934

Week ending Sat 24 Feb 1934

July 23rd a week in 1927

July 10th a week in 1852

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The talking fish May 1859

talking fish 1859

read the full story about the talking fish May 28th 1859

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History of The Illustrated London News :

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The Funeral of Mr. Herbert Ingram MP for Boston and founder of The Illustrated London News

The way Illustrated London News was printed in 1858 (see May 15th)

Colour Printing and the ILN

The Techniques of the modern Illustrated Newspaper -

ILN Summer Jubilee number 1892 How a wood engraving was prepared for printing

 

 

 

 

More History of the Illustrated London News - another perspective

The Illustrated London News - General Information

Illustrated London News and its competitors The Victorian Web

 

 

Collecting Books and Magazines

Index of fiction in the ILN

The British Library Collection of Illustrated Victorian Magazines

100th Anniverary of the ILN - 1942

 

 

 

Snippets of News August 27th 1859

 

Illustrated News: A Sketch of the rise and progress of pictorial Journalism. Chapter I and Chapter II

 

Books about the events reported in the Illustrated London News

 

 

LIST OF REMARKABLE EVENTS FROM JANUARY TO JUNE 1848 (PART I)

 

Some of the special Editions of the Illustrated London News

 

 

  • The last Illustrated London news magazine with Advert wrap around covers was January 16th 1965

  • During January 1965 Winston Churchill became gravely ill and the edition of January 23rd showed a full page photograph of the great man in black and white on the front of the wrap around cover. All adverts and photos except for one were in black and white.

  • The magazine never again went back to it's familiar Advert wrap around cover

  • In May 1971 The Illustrated London News stopped publishing weekly, the last weekly edition April 24th No. 6873 Vol 258 price 15p (the size changed down to 12¼ inches by 9 inches and the price went up to 25p)

  • The very last edition of the Illustrated London news was July 2003

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Thank you for visiting my collection of Illustrated London News website.

I can research subjects for you and supply "Public Domain" images , engravings / articles for you. Just fill in the form above.

All sales or donations help toward the upkeep of this free 700+ page website.

If you just want to Donate something , then please click the Donate button above or below

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some interesting adverts and features

shell Nature study adverts bees and wasps

Fullpage Shell Nature Study adverts 1956

Dunlop Highwayman Advert

Full page Dunlop adverts 1950

capstan lighthouse

Full page Capstan Lighthouses Adverts 1950

Bassadvert

Full page Bass adverts England 1950

Full page Guinness adverts 1950

Full page Guinness adverts 1950

Full page Xmas Covers from 1855

Xmas special supplements

Gold engravings on bound volume covers

Gold engravings on bound volumes

special issues of the ILN

Special Issues

Full page covers of Summer issues

Summer Specials

Full page miscellaneous adverts 1950

Miscellaneous full page adverts 1950

Full page Guinness adverts 1930

Full page Guinness Adverts circa 1930

Full page Guinness adverts 1942

Full page Guinness Adverts circa 1942

 

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There are many more interesting parts of the site below this form.

A week in 1940

1940 oct 5 1946 jan 5 48 1946 jan 5 50 >1946 jan 5 52

 

A week in 1936

1940 oct 5 1946 jan 5 48 1946 jan 5 50 1946 jan 5 52

 

A week in 1931.

1940 oct 5     1946 jan 5 52

 

A week in 1930

1930 apr 26 1930 apr 26 1930 apr 26 1930 apr 26

 

A week in 1927

1940 oct 5      

 

The year of 1924 (open but still being built) NEW The first Anaglyphs (3D pictures) in ILN

1924 3D   1924 3D 1924 3D

 

A week in 1923 (Egypt number)

1923 Egypt number   1923 Egypt number  

 

A week in 1920

1920 oct 16 1920 oct 16 1920 oct 16 1920 oct 16

 

A week in 1915

A week in 1915 A week in 1915 A week in 1915 A week in 1915

 

A week in 1909

A week in 1909 A week in 1909   A week in 1909

 

A week in 1908

A week in 1908 A week in 1908 A week in 1908 A week in 1908

 

A week in 1852

1946 jan 5



Special Souvenir Editions - Illustrated London News 1873 - 1981

(Part 1- 1873 - 1901)

Appendix 1

1873 Napoleon III

(1 to 42)

 

 

 

Special Souvenir Editions - Illustrated London News 1873 - 1981

(Part 2- 1902 - 1920)

1905 Port Arthur

Appendix 2

(43 to 80)

Special Souvenir Editions - Illustrated London News 1873 - 1981

(Part 3- 1922 - 1950)

1922 wedding princess mary

Appendix 3

(81 to 137)

 

Special Souvenir Editions - Illustrated London News. 1873 - 1981 (Part 4- 1951 - 1989)

1951 Festival of Britain opening

Appendix 4

(138 to 181)

Summer Editions

Summer cover 1895

 

Illustrated London News Research


  • I can research historical articles for you, mainly in the Illustrated London News.

    There is no charge for searches if you give me reasonable clues as to date and subject and there is no obligation.

    I will let you know, what I find, and then, if you want, you can buy a high resolution "Public Domain" image/s of engravings / articles, you want. The money goes towards the upkeep of the website

     

    Just fill in this form

    Thank You John

     

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    The Illustrated London News from the beginning in 1842 when it was first published up to the present day.

    ILN year grid pic

    ILN Railway information 1845_1848 courtesy of Alan Longbottom and his wife at Pudsey

     


    Shipping list extracted from ILN 1842 to 1870 -courtesy of Alan Longbottom and his wife at Pudsey

    1842 to 1844
    1845
    1846 to 1848
    1849 to 1851
    1852
    1853
    1854
    1855
    1856
    1857
    1858
    1859
    1860
    1861 to 1862
    1863 to 1864

    1865 to 1866

    1867 to 1870

     

     

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