Herbert Ingram, 1860.
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Plate taken from the 'Illustrated London News'. Hebert Ingram (1811-1860) trained as an apprentice printer before establishing a printing busines in Nottingham in 1833. He founded the 'Illustrated London News' in 1842. The 'Illustrated London News' was aimed at the expanding middle clases in London, and covered, among other things; discoveries, advances, disasters, events and celebrities of the time throughout Great Britain and beyond. By 1850 the paper had a readership of around 200,000. In 1856 Ingram became MP for Boston. The portrait was published in commemoration after he drowned in Lake Michigan in 1860 along with his son, also named Herbert.