Britannia and Eve
ILN Royal Wedding Number November 1947 by Terence Cuneo
Front cover of The Illustrated London News Royal Wedding Number celebrating the marriage of Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (formerly Prince Philip of Greece) on November 21st 1947. The cover was designed by Terence Cuneo 1907-1996, the original of which hangs today in the Illustrated London News archive.
ILN VE Day number.
Special edition of the Illustrated London News to celebrate the end of World War II.
The Illustrated London News Festival of Britain issue.
The Festival of Britain exhibition opening, a special number from The Illustrated London News. The front cover was created by Terence Cuneo 1907-1996, the original of which hangs in the Illustrated London New archive.
The Sphere Season Number.
A front cover illustration showing a stylish couple overlooking a busy London park from their balcony.
Front cover of The Bystander by Barribal
Two young ladies playing in the sea.
Patriotic front cover illustration from the Sketch 1914 showing a British officer in khaki uniform accompanied by two fashionably dressed young women, one of whom has a Union Jack cloak billowing out behind her. Artist Archibald Wells.
An act of heroism at the front
The Sphere cover, October 1957
Queen Elizabeth II of Britain Royal visit to Canada and the United States. Issue dated 26th October 1957
The Cover of 'The Graphic', H.M. Stanley Issue, 1890.
Engraving showing Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), the British-US explorer and journalist, in typical exploration attire and pose. In October 1869, Stanley was sent by James Gordon Bennett (the owner of the New York Herald) to find Dr. David Livingstone, who had been exploring central Africa for several years without passing any communication to Europe. In 1871 Stanley found Livingstone at Ujiji, Tanganika, and with it also, fame and some fortune. Stanley led several further expeditions to Africa, the last of these in 1886 to find and relieve Emin Pasha. In 1892 he took British citizenship and was Unionist MP for Lambeth between 1895 and 1900.
Hillary and Tensing Bhutia conquering Everest
Front cover of The Illustrated London News showing Sir Edmund Hillary together with Sherpa Tensing Bhutia reaching the summit of Mount Everest on May 29 1953.
Cover of Britannia and Eve, February 1936
Front cover illustration for Britannia & Eve magazine showing a fashionable young woman smoking while talking on the telephone. Issue dated 1st February 1936.
5 Chester Terrace, Regents Park, by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson
A watercolour and pen painting of the Chester Terrace, Regents Park, London. The Illustrated London News featured a long running series of paintings of London's architecture by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson during the late 1960s and through the 1970s.
Postmen of the nations
Photographic montage showing postmen from around the world, dubbed by the ILN as 'the hardest-worked men in the world at Christmas'.
WILHELM II/ILN 1911
WILHELM II GERMAN ROYALTY German Emperor in 1911
Hunting scenes 1884
Colour illustration by G. L. Harrison from a supplement to the ILN showing riders wearing the traditional red riding jackets clearing a hedge while hunting.
The Illustrated London News made its debut in coloured journalism on the 22nd December 1855 when the first series of coloured printed pictures appeared in its Christmas supplement. They were the first to appear in any journal and were a landmark in English colour printing. The woodblocks and colouring, produced by George Cargill Leighton were rather crude, but proved enormously successful and a second batch of colour prints was swiftly commissioned by Herbert Ingram, appearing on May 10th 1856.
The Flower Market Of The Madeleine by Blampied.
An illustration by Edmund Blampied of a bustling flower market at the Place de la Madeleine in Paris. Blampied (1886-1966) drew countless illustrations for the ILN magazines. As well as scenes of typical London life for The Illustrated London News, he produced a number of colour pictures for The Bystander featuring the glamorous and privileged classes at fashionable resorts around the world.
A Land Of Sunshine
The Victoria Falls on the Zambesi River, South Africa, have been described by many travellers as The Eighth Wonder of the World.' They are more than a mile in the width and the height of the actual falls varies from 250 to 400 feet. In their natural beauty they are at once sublime and awe-inspiring and mark the culmination of grandeur in a country famed for its scenery.' Edmund Blampied (1886-1966) produced numerous illustrations for ILN magazines. As well as scenes of typical London life published in The Illustrated London News, he specialised in showing the privileged class at fashionable resorts around the world, notably the Riviera, for The Bystander.
Polo At Biarritz by Edmund Blampied.
Our Artist's impression of the new polo ground at Beyris, half-way between Biarritz and Bayonne, which was opened last year by the King of Spain. The polo season at Biarritz starts in August, the summer season continuing to between the middle of September and, at the lastest, the middle of October. Blampied (1886-1966) drew countless illustrations for the ILN magazines. As well as scenes of typical London life for The Illustrated London News, he produced a number of colour pictures for The Bystander featuring the glamorous and privileged classes at fashionable resorts around the world.
Main Entrance, Kensington Palace
A watercolour and pen painting of the main entrance at Kensington Palace, London. The Illustrated London News featured a long running series of paintings of London's architecture by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson during the late 1960s and through the 1970s.