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HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENTS / MAGAZINES
1842 Illustrated London News Xmas
STARTING WITH THE 19TH CENTURY 1850 to 1899
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1850 to 1899
1901 to 1936
1937 to 1946
1947 to 1959
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1842 to 1899
Note...There were no Xmas supplements as such in the ILN until 1848
so I am showing engravings about Xmas which were
included in the ILN published nearest to 25th December
1843 Illustrated London News Xmas
1844 Illustrated London News Xmas
1845 Illustrated London News Xmas
1846 Illustrated London News Xmas
1847 Illustrated London News Xmas
1848 Illustrated London News Xmas
1849 Illustrated London News Xmas
1850 Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement 1850
1855 Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement (The first colour supplement -)
colour by Phiz, G Thomas and J. Gilbert)
1856 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1857 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1858 Illustrated London News - Xmas Supplement
1859 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1860 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1861 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1862 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1863 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1864 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1865 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1866 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1867 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1868 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1869 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1870 Christmas double number -
consisting of the coloured picture "Ladybird, Ladybird, fly away home"
from a painting by Mrs Anderson, and two sheets and a half
of illustrations (approx 40 pages)
Illustrations A vision of the departing year by E.J. Poynter A.R.A (Two pages).,
Gathering for the pantomime by Alfred Crowquill,
A Merry Christmas to you! by A. Hunt,
Christmas morning in the olden times by G. H. Boughton,
The Family Pew by E. Hughes,
Lowther Arcade at Christmas Time by C. J. Staniland,
Christmas in Australia by W. Ralston (two illustrations),
A Christmas Visitor by H. Petherick,
The Half Hour before Dinner by F. Barnard,
The British Navy - The Past by S. P. Jackson,
The British Navy - The Present by E. Weedon,
Carving crosses for Pilgrims at Bethlehem by W. J. Webb,
French Shepherds going to Christmas Midnight Mass by J. C. Thom
, Two illustrations of the tale "The Death-Ship of Trescat Cove" by F.Barnard,
among the news and engravings will be illustrations of the prize cattle
and sheep of the Smithfield Club Show -
Prose and Verse A tale E Lynn Linton’s "The Death-Ship of Trescat Cove" ,
"Ladybird, Ladybird, fly away home" by Shirley Brooks ,
Christmas on the Australian Gold-fields.
Sailor Bob's yarn A Tale by R. H. Horne,
The Miller and his man . A little Opera Bouffe for Christmas time by F. C. Burnand,
A dream of Chancifancia, Past and Present of the British Navy,
A Dozen Charades in Verse,
Sketches and Essays. literary articles and news 1/-
1871 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1872 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1873 Illustrated London News xmas supplement
1874 First issue of Illustrated London News seperate Christmas numbers with special covers.
The cover is in green, brown and red shows mistletoe and holly and words
The main stories include R. D Blackmores “George Bowring”
and G. A Sala’s “The Toilers and Moilers of Christmas-Tide”
Main illustrators include A. Hunt, F. Barnard and M.Montbard
1875 Illustrated London News Christmas Number
shows musicians playing at the doors of a Tudor mansion.
Main stories include H. Savile Clarke’s “Adeline Marsdens Victory”
and E Lynn Linton’s "With a Silken Thread".
Main ilustrators include K Greenaway, A Hunt and F Barnard.
1876 Illustrated London News Christmas Number.
An A.H Brown cover showing an old man holding a child holding a holly sprig.
Main story is J.H.Riddell’s “Barbara Gilderdale”
Main illustrators Include
A.Hunt, H.Furniss, J.C.Dollman and Linley Sambourne.
1877 Illustrated London News Christmas Number.
The main story is Wilkie Collins’ “My Lady’s Money’
Main illustrators include K. Greenaway , F. Barnard and H. Furniss.
sepia cover which shows a girl in a ‘fire-place’ arch with mistletoe
the first page engraving by C.Watts and by Kate Greenaway
1878 Illustrated London News Christmas Number
The main story is J.H.Riddell’S “Michael Gargraves Harvest”.
Main illustrators include F Dadd, P Macquoid and F.Barnard
front cover only pink and yellow depicting a girl drummer
1879 Illustrated London News Christmas Number
The main stories include
Katherine S Macquoid’s ‘The Fires of St. John’
and J.H Riddell’s “The Misses Popkin”.
Main illustrators include F Barnard, F.Dadd, H.Furniss and K.Greenaway.
2 pp colour pages and 2pp
Kate Greenaway’s “Christmas at Little-Poppleton Manor.
1880 Illustrated London News Christmas Number
Main stories include R E Francillon’s “At The Twelfth Hour’
and J.H Riddells “Margaret Donnan”.
Main illustrators include F Bernard and L Fildes.
A 2pp colour piece by H.Furniss cover by Kate Greenaway
1881 Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement cover & frontispiece
Main stories are John
Saunders “A Collier’s Honeymoon”, Cuthbert Bede’s “The Duke’s Plantation"
and Thomas Hardy’s ‘What
the Shepherd Saw”.
1882 Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement Main story is Robert Buchanan’s “Love me for Ever”.
Main Illustrators include F.Dadd, F Barnard and Caton Woodville,
has a W I Mosses cover in fawn showing putti on Bells coming from a distant church with bats and fairies.
and separate copy has a R.E.Taylor
cover in purple showing Cinderella with a broom and a peacock feather and rats on the floor.
1883 Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement -
Main stories include Katherine S. Macquoid’s “A Night of Terror” and
J. H. Riddell’s “He Loved and he Rode away’
Main illustrators include F.Dadd, F Barnard and H. Furniss,
with a Davidson-Knowles front cover in brown which shows a girl on a sledge with reins.
On the cover: Full page drawing - Christmas related. .
Full page black & white drawings by Hal Ludlow
titled "Dolly, Isn't Christmas Jolly?", by E.J. Walker
titled "Great Expectations", by F. Dadd titled "Christmas Bell-Ringers",
by A. Hunt titled "The Path to Church". by Miss C. Phillott titled "Una Toccata",
A. Hunt titled "Christmas Morning , by S. Berkley titled "Lost" ,
by Florence Gravier titled "Christmas Morning: A Bouquet for Mamma",
by W.H. Overend titled "Sir Roger De Coverley", by Davidson Knowles titled "The Father of The Regiment".
1884 Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement
Sepia coloured cover of a pensive young woman with flowers in her hair;
back cover has a Pears soap advert also in sepia.
Inside cover has adverts for Schweppe's table waters,
Wrights coal tar soap, Brown & Polson, Allen & Hanburys.
Back cover has a full page Enos Fruit Salt advert
.A4 page comic strip entitled Rouge et Noir or Black wins
or extracts from Miss Pettifer's diary.
This is a love story set in a large country house where there are many guests,
a ballroom and a fox hunting meet.
A damsel is courted by a curate and a military man and they compete
for her favours during the course of the week-long story.
A helpful caption underneath each illustration lets you know what's going on.
Illustrator unknown. A one page colour comic strip entitled Tale of a Goose, signed AF; no captions.
A single page fine art colour illustration of a cute little girl and her dog saying grace. Artist A. Burr.
A two page fine art colour illustration of a young woman with a mandolin. Artist G H Barrable.
A short story The Bee by George Manville Fenn.
A short story Rivals to the End by H. Pearse.
Two poems Grace and Song of Italy.
also advert for bicycles made by D RudgeE & Co. of Coventry.
1885 Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement
Main stories are B L.Farjeon’s “A Bright Ending”,
Compton Reade’s “The
Double Iris” and Morant Cox’ “Walsham Grange”.
1886 Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement
Main story is Bret Harte’s “A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready”.
Main illustrators include C. Woodville, F. Barnard and L. Wain
1887 Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement
Main story is Bret Harte’s “Phyllis of the Sierra”
Main illustrators include L. Wain and Caton Woodville.
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement - cover 1888
& Frontispiece - Davidson Knowles cover shows a girl in a red coat trimmed
with fur holding a peacock-feather fan.
Main story is David Christie Murray’s “Paul Jones’s Alias”
Main illustrators include L. Davis, A. Forestier and L. Wain.
The number is accompanied by a separately paginated four-page supplement
which presents a preview of the Rider Haggard serial ""Cleopatra"", scheduled to start in the ILN on January 5 1889.
Three pages print the introduction and the first chapter, together with a large illustration by R. Caton Woodville,
the fourth page comprises advertisements.
The Christmas number, which would have been on sale in November 1888,
is rarely found bound into volumes of the ILN
Index of engravings
Christmas Anthem, The, 12
Conscience Does Make Cowards of Us All, 21
Domestic Trouble, 29
Dumb Crambo, 4
Favoured and Flouted, 13
Food for Reflection, 9
Gone Away, 25
Paul Jones’s Alias, Tale by David Christie Murray, Illustrated by A. Forestier
Tally Ho! ‘25
Two Christmas Eves, 1
A-Hunting We Will Go!
Daughter of Eve
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement 1889 -
Green or Red cover shows a girl with a basket plucking mistletoe
Main story is Christine Murray and Henry Herman's "Sweetbriar in Town".
Main illustrators include L Davis, F. Barnard and Caton- Woodville
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement 1890 -
A Davidson Knowles green cover.
Main stories are Christine Murray and Henry Herman's "Only a Shadow"
and Rudyard Kipling's "Mrs Hauksbee sits out"
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement 1891 -
A Davidson Knowles green cover shows 2 girls with their arms around each other.
Main stories are Bret Harte's "Their Uncle from California", "Q"s "Haunted Dragoon",
Thomas Hardy's "The son's Veto" and J.M. Barries's " The Inconsiderate Waiter".
Main illustrators include L. Davis, A. Forestier
Full page drawing by A. Forestier titled "The Compliments of The Season To You"
Full page drawing by Lucien Davis titled "Under The Mistletoe"
Full page drawing by T. Halliday titled "Here Comes Santa Claus".
Full page drawing by H.W. Overend titled "A Christmas Pudding for The Lighthouse"
Full page drawing by A. Forestier titled "Tuning Up"
Full page drawing by C. Vigor titled "Christmas Morning".
Two page center spread drawing by F. Barnard titled "On Equal Footing"
Full page drawing by R. Jones titled "The Enchanted Forest".
A story titled "The Inconsiderate Waiter" by J.M. Barrie -illustrated.
Curious Old Song of 100 Years Ago-Washing Day.
A Christmas Dance at a Country House.
Advertisements some full pages Edwards' Harlene, Titan Soap, Sunlight Soap,
Brooke's Soap-Monkey Brand, phillips's Crystal Glass By Webb, Vinolia Soap,
John Brinsmead & Sons - Pianos,
Beecham's Pills Showing The Manufacturing Process, Carter's Little Liver Pills
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement 1892 -
Orange /Gray cover shows an archway through which two families
make their way to a country manor house.
Stories by Barry Pain, Mrs Molesworth, Frank R Stockton and Grant Allen.
Illustrators include Phil May, Lucien Davis, Morant Cox,
A Forestier, Bernard Partridge, Louis Wain, F Barnard and G A Storey
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement 1893 -
The cover is entitled 'A Christmas Rose'
Illustrations in B/W by J. Halliday, Caton Woodville and the usual contributors.
Stories by George Gissing 'Fleet Footed Hester',
Marie Corelli 'Nehemiah' P. Hoskins the artist
and Rudyard Kipling 'The Bridge Builder'
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement 1894 -
Illustrations in B/W by Cecil Aldin .
Stories by Lord Brabourne, 'Q' and Anthony Hope (The Eye of Love)
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement 1895 -
inside an Illustration in colour by Morant Cox
and a tinted Illustration by Robert Sauber.
Stories by Sir Walter Besant and
the late Robert Louis Stevenson (The Great North Road)
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement Cover and back 1896 -
Monochrome illustrations by R. Sauber, A. Forestier, W. Paget and Caton Woodville.
Stories by Grant Allen, F. Marion Crawford and Thomas Hardy (A Committee-Man of 'The Terror')
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement cover and back 1897 -
Monochrome illustrations by S. Begg and A. Forestier and in B/W by Cecil Aldin.
Stories by Bret Harte, Flora Annie Steel, Walter Besant, Max Pemberton and Ouida (Toto)
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement 1898 -
Illustrations in b/w by Cecil Aldin and Louis Wain. Stories by 'Q' and Max Pemberton
Illustrated London News - Christmas Supplement 1899 -
main stories by Barry Pain, Ian Maclaren and Henry Seton Merriman.
Illustrators include Gunning King and Sauber
Illustrated London News - Christmas 1900 -
Woman in white putting holly around a portrait of Earl Roberts.
illustrations in Black and white by John Hassall and Caton Woodville etc.
Stories by Clarence Rook and E. nesbit (The Conscience-Pudding) and 'Q'
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