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Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

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The Illustrated London News revolutionized journalism at its debut in 1842. The world's first fully-illustrated weekly newspaper, it allowed readers to not only read about British and world events but to actually 'see' them.

This historical archive allows researchers to access the entire run of this groundbreaking publication in a fully-searchable digital format. Areas covered include politics, social history, fashion, theatre, media, literature, advertising and graphic design, as well as genealogy.


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History; Journalism

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