The Illustrated London News

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Searchable text plus page images of all issues of the "Illustrated London News".
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1842 - 2003
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The world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, The Illustrated London News, was first published on Saturday, May 14, 1842, and its first colour supplement was in 1855, also a world first.

Through this Gale product, Laurier Library provides access to all content from The Illustrated London News from its birth in 1842 until it ceased publication in 2003, including specials and supplements. Content can be searched by full text, illustration type, news section, contributor, date, etc. It can also be browsed by issue or contributor. The product also includes a selection of essays about the newspaper.

Subjects covered:
  • History
Alternate titles:
  • Illustrated London News, The
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003
  • Gale Primary Sources : The Illustrated London News