Every Picture Tells a Story
Posted on June 29, 2012
From the early Victorian era to the early 21st century, the Illustrated London News presented 160 years of pictorial coverage of all aspects of culture, politics and society in Britain and abroad. Now a new library e-resource, the Illustrated London News Historical Archive includes every issue published from 1842 to 2003.
Explore images of the construction of the United States Capitol in 1861, the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, and the opening of King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1923. In addition to historic events, the ILN reported on royalty, sporting events, fashion, transportation, disasters, social history and politics, industry and trade, travel, the arts, explorations, and science, medicine and technology.
Literary contributors to the ILN included Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, Wilkie Collins, Rudyard Kipling, Agatha Christie, J.M. Barrie, and Henry James.
Search the ILN database separately, or use the Gale NewsVault database to cross search with the London Times and/or the TLS (Times Literary Supplement).