Illustrated London News Vol 56 (page 1/4)

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Illustrations from The Illustrated London News, Vol. LVI (1870).

This was a popular weekly newspaper in London, with huge numbers of engravings. Because of the printing processes and relatively low paper quality the engravings are not always very clear.

There is an index online at iln.org for 1870.

Title: Illustrated London News Vol 56

Editor: Leighton, George C.

City: London

Date: 1870

Total items: 33

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: The Easter Volunteer Review: The 1st Artillery on the March from London to Brighton]

The Easter Volunteer Review: The 1st Artillery on the March from London to Brighton

Soldiers on the march pause for a moment outside the local pub, which has a sign showing a lion; crowds have gathered to watch the troops pass, most on foot but some on horse-back, and with carts on which are mounted heavy guns, cannons. To the left, an old lady [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: A closer crop of a portrait of Sir Charles Dickens]

A closer crop of a portrait of Sir Charles Dickens

The portrait is from an obituary of Sir Charles Dickens published the week after he died, in June 1870. This version is cropped so you just have his head, and is an aspect ratio suitable for a desktop or tablet wallpaper (8:5 aspect ratio). [more...] [$]

[picture: Pheasants]

Pheasants

The collection of living pheasants belonging to the Zoological Society of London has just been enriched by the arrival of fine examples of the males of two new species. At the meeting of the society, on Thursday 24th ult. [i.e. March 1870], Mr. Sclater read a paper concerning these remarkable [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: D.---Machête.]

Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: D.—Machête.

“The machête, or small guitar, shaped like a fish, is a Portugese instrument, from Madeira.” (p. 368) [$]


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Illustrations from The Illustrated London News, Vol. LVI (1870).

This was a popular weekly newspaper in London, with huge numbers of engravings. Because of the printing processes and relatively low paper quality the engravings are not always very clear.

There is an index online at iln.org for 1870.


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