1871 THE GRAPHIC Illustrated Newspaper CHICAGO FIRE Kerfoot POST OFFICE LONDON Stag Hounds VICTORIAN (4010)

Product code: 4010 Wt upto350g
Original Antique Newspaper. Packaged Wt. upto 350g.





DATE 1871

This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. engravings of sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:


Chicago USA: Men Rebuilding Among the Smoking Ruins After the Great Fire - full front page engraving. The sign being nailed on the shack states Wm. D. Kerfoots Block, First in the Burnt District - Wm. D. Kerfoot...All Gone But Wife and Children "Energy" - referring to William D. Kerfoot.

With The Queens Hounds : Uncarting the Stag - a fp engraving. There is an explanatory article on the reverse titled With Her Majesty's Staghounds, The Meet at Salthill.

Sketches in Telegraph Street, London: The Boys Kitchen - half page (hp) engraving showing the telegraph boys in their uniforms.

Acting Charades - hp engraving showing a Victorian family with the children playing charades.

The Tichborne Crawls - fp print from engraving from a painting by Valentine Walter Bromley showing Lady Mabella Tichborne being guided through the grounds of her house near Alresford in Hampshire. Aka The Tichborne Dole.

Musical Instruction of the Blind in the Paris Blind School - fp engraving

Emperor of Germany at a Boer Hunt - fp engraving; a scene near the Grunewald Hunting Lodge near Berlin with Emperor Wilhelm I.

The Human Hair Market at Alsace Germany - fp engraving. Info. now France.

Sketches in Telegraph Street, London:

The Postmaster General Right Hon. William Monsell MP.

Mr Frank Ives Scudamore CB - info. English Post Office.

Instruments for Carrying Messages.

The Battery Room.

The Metropolitan Gallery - over hp showing a room full of fashionable women, some working on Morse Code or Telegraph Inker Machines; the boards on some of the boards above the tables read: Blackheath - Blackfriars Rd - West Strand WCS Always Open - Long Acre - Red Lion.

The Engine Room - shows men working in the boiler room at the Telegraph Office.

The Zuider Zee: Dutch Head-dresses - nr hp showing nine different types of Dutch Hats. There is a description of each in an article on another page.

The Cheese Market at Alkmaar, Netherlands - hp engraving showing the piles of round cheeses on the ground; a dutch barge stands alongside the dock; Country carts lined up in the background. Porters in straw hats and clogs carry off the bought cheese for the new owners etc.

Berlin Germany: Unveiling the Monument to the Poet Schiller - fp showing the crowds at the unveiling on Gendarmenmarkt.



This second part of the description features items of news, articles etc. but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

Chronicle - fp of paragraphs discussing various topics incl:

Tichborne Case.

Pope Pius IX, Vatican, Rome.

The Kelly Case and a Jurymans Justification of the Acquittal. (info. trial of Robert Kelly, for the Murder of Head-Constable Talbot, in Dublin).

Triposes at Cambridge etc.

Improvements at the Foot of Ludgate Hill, Fleet St and Holborn and other areas.

Libel Laws and the authors of novels etc.

Coalfields fast becoming exhausted and some suggestions.

Scheme to enable Londoners to bathe in sea water by bringing the water from Brighton to the city by means of reservoirs, conduits and pumping stations.

General Omnibus Company to put down the practise of carrying children on the knees of passengers.

Home News - paragraphs on various subjects:

The Bad Weather .Sleekburnc.

Speech of Mister Knatchbull-Huggeson at Deal

Law and Liquor Traffic.

National Union for Education of Womenof all Classes.

Threat of Strike of Labourers in East and West India Dock Service.

Deaths of Sir Joshua Walmsley, and General William Everard.

Family of late Mark Lemon left in reduced circumstances.

Rural Notes includes: farming; Birmingham Fat Cattle Show; Miel; Swine Killing Season; Imports from Australia. etc.

New Novels


The Rob Roy on the Zuider Zee part II - second part of a feature on a trip to the Netherlands or Holland.


The Report on Spiritualism by the London Dialectical Society - approx 950words.

The Complaint of East London including Bethnal Green, Shoreditch, Whitechapl etc. East Londoners complaining about the lack of money being spent in the East London parishes etc. Approx 720words.

Jottings About Telegraph Street - about the Post Office and the work carried out at their head offices etc. workers, and types of equipment used; with mention of Brights Bell; Hughes's Type Printer; ABC instrument; Wheatstone Automatic; Morses instrument; Right Hon. William Monsell of Tervo Co. Limerick - Mr W. Smith O'Brien - Mr Frank Ives Scudamore - Mr Chetwynd.

Foreign News.

The Court - Royal Comings and Goings: with mention of Prince of Wales Ill - Sir William Jenner - Queen Victoria - Dr Norman Macleod - D. reive - Prince Arthur - etc.

Church Topics


Legal And Police News - Small items of news include: Inquest at Minceton on Body of Dr Eaton - Mr Hampden Who Believes the World is Flat - Two Men Convicted of Robbery Flogged by Calcraft in Newgate - etc. Sleekburnc. 2511

This is an original used newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. A publication similar to The Illustrated London News, The Graphic was a weekly illustrated newspaper published by H. R. Baines and Company Ltd of Tallis House, Whitefriars, City of London.

12 pages (24 sides). It measures 400x300 mm (15.75 x 11.75inches). There are binding witness marks to the spine. Some of the pages are loose with binding witness marks. There is some age yellowing and age marking. Some of the pages may be loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The engravings vary in size. There are no outer advertising pages/cover unless otherwise stated. The images are NOT in colour unless otherwise stated. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are no pages missing , so if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in The Graphic issues carry on from the previous issue therefore do not start at number 1. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. Please be aware there maybe typo/ spelling errors etc. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.

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Product Code 4010 Wt upto350g
Weight 0.3kg