D. Des Chene (goclenius) wrote,
D. Des Chene


Once upon a time, newspapers were illustrated. Artists drew or painted or engraved pictures which were then printed on paper, often in color. Hard to believe, eh? Now you can see a wide variety of illustrations from the Illustrated London News, the “world’s first ever illustrated weekly newspaper” (1842). Via Ramage.

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