While travelling, Leonardo kept a small notebook at the ready for notes
and sketching. In one of these notebooks, he listed a number of things
he wished to accomplish in one week or month in the late 1490s. “It is
useful,” Leonardo once wrote, to “constantly observe, note, and
consider.” And what a to-do list. NPR’s Robert Krulwich had it directly translated.
The Illustrated London News published intricate artwork on its front covers for more than 160 years
Included historic moments such as royal ceremonies and war - and boasted as many as 300,000 readers
In an age before mass photography, they were the best way to show people the world in all its variety.And
whether it is trench warfare, the changing face of womanhood or the
invention of the wireless, these illustrated newspaper covers depict
world events with clarity and elegance.The
collection, originals which were made into front pages of The
Illustrated London News, were seen by hundreds of thousands of people
during the paper's peak.