Our "Illustrated London News" collection

Illustrated London News

Illustrated London News, 1892


The Illustrated London News was the first illustrated weekly magazine in the history of publishing. The first issue appeared on Saturday 14 May 1842; published weekly until 1971, then monthly (or less often) until it ceased publication in 2003. Many issues during both World Wars, contain illustrations, maps, charts and photos that are useful to the historian. Our collection is extensive, but is far from being completely catalogued.

Left: Front cover of the October 1, 1892 issue.

Collection: General

Availability: mostly boxed, many single - some bound volumes

Indexing: by NMA, very incomplete. Some details available here and see our main catalogue entry.

We are actively collecting back issues of this magazine; if we already have, or receive more, doubles - we will gladly exchange with other collections. Please E-mail us.


This is currently (January 2021) a work in progess, to rationalise, facilitate and expand our existing pages at the Naval Marine Archive. Some pages are very recent, some date back twenty years and may or may not have been reviewed and/or edited recently; we appreciate any suggestions for improvements.


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