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  ILN Masthead 1859  

 

Welcome to my collection of The Illustrated London News - a magazine which was first printed in 1842

and is the finest pictorial example and historic social record of British and world events upto the late 20th Century

Illustrated London News Research

I can research articles for you and supply high resolution "Public Domain" images of , 300 dpi or better in .jpg or .tif format, engravings / articles in return for a donation (only after you receive what you want) - to the upkeep of the website Just fill in the form below - Thank You John

Also Explore The Victorian Magazine ..... and the

wonderful Special Editions and Christmas Editions

and visit the different years on the Year Time Grid -

enjoy.

ILN year grid pic

 

Disasters
Sport
Obituaries of Eminent persons
Emigration
Ships
Poets / writers
Churches
Fashion
Exploration
Theatre
Art
Archaeology
Schools
Chess

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

       

 

 

 

 

Read the complete Illustrated London News for November 22nd 1856

   
 
   
   
       
   
       
   
       
The Conquest of Mount Everest 1953
  The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II  
       
  24th February 1923 Tutankhamen  
       
     
 

To buy originals click the link below

"Illustrated London News" (originals), Antique Maps and Prints- FOR SALE

 

 

Feb 24th a week in 1934

Week ending Sat 24 Feb 1934

July 23rd a week in 1927

July 10th a week in 1852

 

The talking fish May 1859

talking fish 1859

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

100th Anniverary 1942

Snippets of News August 27th 1859

 

 

 
 
History of The Illustrated London News :
 

As much of life that the world can show

The Early days of the Illustrated London News

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

A short History of the Illustrated London News

More History of the Illustrated London News - another perspective

The Illustrated London News and its rivals

 

The British Library Collection of Illustrated Victorian Magazines


Highlights :

 

 

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

 

 
Mastheads :

 

 

Here are some scans below of the changing mast head banners of The Illustrated London News over the years ....

mast head june 18th 1859

Illustrated London news June 18thth 1859

mast head may 26th 1956

Illustrated London news - December 26th 1908

mast head june 5th 1909

Illustrated London news - June 5th 1909

mast head jan 22nd 1910

Illustrated London news - Jan 22nd 1910

mast head nov 8th 1919

Illustrated London news - Nov 8th 1919

mast head april 17th 1923

Illustrated London news - April 17th 1923

mast head may 26th 1956

Illustrated London news - May 26th 1956

mast head feb 20th 1965

Illustrated London news - Feb 20th 1965

 
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  • 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)

  • A week in 1965 - January 16th the last magazine with Advert wrap around cover (being built)


    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

     

  • A week in 1946
  • 1946 jan 5 1946 jan 5 48 1946 jan 5 50 1946 jan 5 52

     

     

    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

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

     

    A week in 1927

  • 1940 oct 5      

     

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

  • 1940 oct 5   1946 jan 5 50 1946 jan 5 52

     

    A week in 1923 (Egypt number)

  • 1940 oct 5   1946 jan 5 50  

     

    A week in 1920

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

     

    A week in 1915

  • 1940 oct 5 1946 jan 5 48 1946 jan 5 50 1915 front page

     

    A week in 1909

  • 1940 oct 5 1946 jan 5 48   1946 jan 5 52

     

    A week in 1908

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

     

    A week in 1852


    1946 jan 5

  • Some Christmas Editions

    1850 to 1898

    1900 to 1936

    1937 to 1946

    1947 to 1959

    1960 to 1969

    1971 to 2001

     

     

     

    Special Souvenir Editions - Illustrated London News 1873 - 1981 (Part 1- 1873 - 1901)

    1873 Napoleon IIIAppendix 1

    (1 to 42)

    Summer Editions

    Summer cover 1895

     
       

    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)

     

     
             
        LIST OF REMARKABLE EVENTS FROM JANUARY TO JUNE 1848 (PART I)    
      Special Editions of the Illustrated London News      
        Gold embossed bound volume covers    

     

    Historic News CDs

  • burns CD 1. A Robert Burns Centenary 1859 collection of high resolution images and articles on CD 2. Robert Burns Festival 1844 a collection of high resolution images and articles on CD 3. Ships of 1875 ...50 high resolution images and articles on CD


    There maybe an original Illustrated London News for sale via our partner Sleekburn prints - click here

    Illustrated London News Research

    I can research articles for you and supply high resolution images, 300 dpi or better in .jpg or .tif format, engravings / articles in return for a donation (only after you receive what you want) - to the upkeep of the website Just fill in the form above - Thank You John

    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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  • An Exhibition of "Illustrated London News as it reported events from 1842 until 2000" was on display in the Lancaster University Library (outside the Rare Book Archive) from Jan 15th to April 10th 2010 - there will be another Exhibition in the same venue about The Illustrated London News and it's reporting in North West England - that will run from 17th June to 16th September 2011
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