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: Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: H.---Vielle, or Hurdy-Gurdy]

Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: H.—Vielle, or Hurdy-Gurdy

“The French vielle, which we should call a hurdy-gurdy, bears the date of 1550, and the monograms of Catherine de Medici and of Henri II., with the Royal arms of France; it has ten ivory keys and six tuning pegs; it is decorated, in black [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Micklegate Bar]

Micklegate Bar

“The gates, of which several remain in perfect preservation, and one of which, called the Micklegate Bar, forms the subject of our Engraving, are singularly imposing. The view is taken from the inside [i.e. inside the city walls], and shows the several flights of steps by which the path along the walls is reached, and from which a view over the surrounding country, as well as of the tall chimneys and busy fouondries immediately below, can be obtained. The fronts of these bars or gates, such as the Micklegate, the Monk’s bar, and the Walmgate Bar—the [...] [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: Doorway, York]

Doorway, York

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

[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...] [$]


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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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