About History – 19th Century Georgia in The Illustrated London News

Established by printer and newsagent Herbert Ingram The Illustrated London News was the world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper. The first issue appeared on Saturday 14 May 1842 and by 1863 the newspaper was selling more than 300,000 copies every week, a huge circulation in comparison to other British newspapers of the time.

Illustrated_London_News_1856

From about 1890 onward The Illustrated London News made increasing use of photographs but the use of  graphic illustrations continued until the end of World War I. The first generation of very talented draughtsmen and engravers included Sir John Gilbert, Birket Foster, George Cruikshank, W.J. Linton, Ebenezer Landells and George Thomas.

Popular subjects included news, social events, military campaigns and life in foreign countries. Georgian people, together with other people of the Caucasus featured in several editions of the newspaper.

Page from the Illustrated London News dated 1873 - entitled 'Natives Caucasus North of Mingrelia'

Page from the Illustrated London News dated 1873 – entitled ‘Natives Caucasus North of Mingrelia’

A page from the Illustrated London News 1873 showing Immeretians wearing traditional chokha

A page from the Illustrated London News 1873 showing Immeretians wearing traditional chokha

Page from the Illustrated London News dated 1873 – entitled 'Georgian Mountaineers'

Page from the Illustrated London News dated 1873 – entitled ‘Georgian Mountaineers’

Page from the Illustrated London News dated 1873 – entitled ‘Betrothal in Georgia’

Page from the Illustrated London News dated 1873 – entitled ‘Betrothal in Georgia’

The Illustrated London News was published weekly until 1971 when it became a monthly, and then bi-monthly from 1989 until 1994. From 1994 until production ceased in 2003 it was published twice a year.

facebook-logo GACLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.

Advertisements
Comments
One Response to “About History – 19th Century Georgia in The Illustrated London News”
Trackbacks
Check out what others are saying...
  1. […] icon-arrow-circle-down過去には指導者や将軍、権威のある方々が着ていた民族衣装のようです。 (出展:https://georgiaabout.com/) […]



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: