Illustrated London News Archive Goes Online
The Illustrated London News archive holds 250,000 pages and as many as three-quarters of a million illustrations, from as far back as 1842.
At its peak, ILN had a circulation of about 300,000 and was the publication of choice for the Victorian middle classes, transforming illustrations into a credible, factual, news reporting tool. Previously, illustration had been used mainly for political caricatures or for sensational events like public hangings.
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