Illustrated London News Office, London, 1879.
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Plate from the 'Illustrated London News'. The founder of the ILN was Hebert Ingram (1811-60), who trained as an apprentice printer before establishing a printing busines in Nottingham in 1833. Realising the appeal of an illustrated paper, and potential for reproduction of the boxwood style engraving invented by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), he began the 'Illustrated London News' in 1842. The office occupied several buildings and has one department devoted to advertisements. Outside the office, isues of the magazine are being loaded into the carts of the newsagent, WHSmith and sons.