The Illustrated London News Archive Library is a fabulous addition to our collection of historical newspapers.
In the days before electronic media and popular travel, The Illustrated London News offered a view of the world that most of its readers could only otherwise imagine. With its début in 1842, The Illustrated London News became the world’s first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, marking a revolution in journalism.
The publication presented a vivid picture of world events – including news of war, disaster, the arts and science – with coverage ranging from the Great Fire of Hamburg to Queen Victoria’s fancy dress ball at Buckingham Palace – both which feature in the first issue.
In this electronic resource library users have online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Each page has been digitally reproduced in full colour. Facsimiles of these articles and illustrations can be viewed, printed and saved either individually or in the context of the page they appear in.
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