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Bags of taste from Snazzy Annie at Down to Earth .

shell Nature study adverts bees and wasps

Shell Nature Study adverts 1956

Dunlop Highwayman Advert

Full page Dunlop adverts 1950

Full page Guinness adverts 1950

Full page Guinness adverts 1950

Full page Guinness adverts 1930

Full page Guinness Adverts circa 1930

Full page Xmas Covers from 1855

Xmas special supplement covers

 

FIRST WORLD WAR

The First World War was reported in great detail by

Illustrated London News

the conflict starting here in

1914 cover sept 5th

1914

1915 quintinshill

The collision of three trains at Quintinshill,

near. Gretna Green in 1915 at 6.45 a.m.

1914-15 xmas truce

The Christmas truce 1914

1915 gallipoli

NEW Gallipoli - Lancashire Fusiliers win 3 VCs

 

 

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Special and Souvenir Editions

ILN Historical Research

Tthe changing mast head banners of the Illustrated London news

The Illustrated London News over the years....

mast head june 18th 1859

mast head may 26th 1956

 

The British Library Collection of Illustrated Victorian Magazines

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Collecting Books and Magazines

 

100th Anniverary edition of the ILN - 1942

 

Books about the events reported in the Illustrated London News

 

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

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

c ontained over 1,500,000 images

 

* To go to a particular year from 1842 use this

Year Time Grid

ILN year grid pic

 

Appendix List of Special Editions of ILN

 

 

General Election Posters from 1923, 1924, 1931 and 1935

election posters

 

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

 

* The Conquest of Mount Everest 1953

 

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

 

 

* 24th February 1923 Tutankhamen

 

 

* Useful links to Related Websites

 

 

Decorated covers of some Christmas Editions

1876 xmas edition

 

 

History of The Illustrated London News :

A short History of the Illustrated London News

As much of life that the world can show

The Early days 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

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

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Colour Printing and the ILN

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The Techniques of the modern Illustrated Newspaper -

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

More History of the Illustrated London News - another perspective

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The Illustrated London News - General Information

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Illustrated London News and its competitors The Victorian Web

 

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This historical resource website is a "not for profit" site.

 

The website is very incomplete and should only be used as a guide to the type and breadth of the content of the ILN

particular subjects of  enquiry should be requested specifically

using the form below

 

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

 

capstan lighthouse

Full page Capstan Lighthouses Adverts 1950

Bassadvert

Full page Bass adverts England 1950

Full page miscellaneous adverts 1950

Miscellaneous full page adverts 1950

Full page Guinness adverts 1942

Full page Guinness Adverts circa 1942

 

VICTORIANA

Victorian trivia AND Chess Problems

 

Victorian Classified Adverts

 

The Victorian Magazine - read complete Illustrated London news

 

ripper

Whitechapel 1888 "Jack the Ripper?"

 

The History of the Pictorial Press by Mason Jackson (this is a large pdf file)

 

History of Association Football 1863

 

talking fish 1859

The talking fish May 1859

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

 

Explore a week in the ILN-July 10th week in 1852

 

Snippets of News August 27th 1859

 

 

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

 

1946 jan 5

A week in 1852

 

 

1873 Napoleon III

(Special Souvenir Editions

Part 1- 1873 - 1901)

Appendix 1

 

Index of Victorian fiction in the ILN

 

 

 

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

 

Special Souvenir Editions - Illustrated London News 1873 - 1981

 

(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.

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

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

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

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    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

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    The last weekly edition April 24th 1971 No. 6873 Vol 258 price 15p (the size changed down to 12¼ inches by 9 inches and the price went up to 25p)

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

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