Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Illustrated London News

War and peace: Another one of the pictures shows Armistice Day celebrations in Trafalgar Square
 - with King George V and Queen Mary shown looking on from the horse drawn carriage.

  • 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.

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