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: 34

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: Alms Box, Skipwith]

Alms Box, Skipwith

Leaves from a Sketch-Book. YORK. The Engravings on this page are drawn from various sketches made some time ago in York and its neighbourhood. As their name implies, they are not intended to represent the architectural glories which are the pride of the great county of York, but have been hit off as taste or opportunity suggested—now from an old [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Thomson's Road-Steamer and Coal-Waggons]

Thomson’s Road-Steamer and Coal-Waggons

The engraving shows a man driving a three-wheeled steam-powered traction engine named Enterprise; the traction engine has broad wheels with lots of rectangular metal plates aound them; the text, below, explains that they are to protect the thick india-rubber tyres. The traction engine has a fireman at the back in a covered area, and there are four large [...] [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: E.---Quinterna, of Chiterna]

Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: E.—Quinterna, of Chiterna

The quinterna, or chiterna, made at Hamburg in 1539, is ornamented with tortoise-shell, ivory figures, and precious stones; it has ten strings of cat-gut.” (p. 368) [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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