Illustrated London News Vol 56 (page 1/4)


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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.

Some sample images

[picture: Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: G.---Flauto dolce, or flûte à bec.]

Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: G.—Flauto dolce, or flûte à bec.

The Flauto dolce, or sweet flute, is called in English the Recorder.; in French is is the flûte à bec or beaked flute. [more...] [$]

[picture: Doorway, York]

Doorway, York

See Alms Box, Skipwith for the caption. [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) [$]

[picture: Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: R.---Spinet]

Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: R.—Spinet

A Spinet is a sort of harpsichord—that is, a musical instrument with a keyboard but in which the keys are plucked rather than monked with a hammer as in a piano. The strings in a spinet go off at an angle, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: M.---Italian Lute, about 1580]

Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: M.—Italian Lute, about 1580

Judging by the tuning pins there are 17 strings on this instrument, but I’m not sure it’s wise to take the illustration too literally. [$]


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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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