Product code: 26Dec1903(3533) 23Aug2019
Original Antique Newspaper THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Dated 1903 Chamberlain at Leeds PORPOISE FISHING New York Skyscrapers ATHERSTONE FOXHOUNDS German Christmas HARPENDEN ALMSHOUSES . Plus much more; see main description

Original Edwardian Antique Newspaper THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS 1903

The Illustrated London News

Original Edwardian Newspaper

Dated 1903

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

Joseph Chamberlain Making One of His Fiscal Campaign Speeches at Leeds - full front page drawn by S. Begg from a Sketch by Ernest Forbes Holgate.

His Holiness Pope Pius X - From the Painting by H. J. Thaddeus - small, advert for "Our Fine Art Plates".

Charity Performances of "Little Miss Nobody" by amateurs at the Court Theatre: Mister Hyams - Miss Daisy McGeoch - Mrs E. Hyams - Mr Bleackley - Mr Lambkin - Miss Trixie McGeoch - Mr E. Irving - Reive - Miss V. Hubbard - Mr R. C. Lambkin - and others - sketches by Ralph Cleaver.

The Right Rev Willilam Edward Collins the New Bishop of Gibraltar.

The Hon. Gwendolen Maxwell, The Future Duchess of Norfolk - info. Gwendolen Mary Constable-Maxwell.

The Perils of Building New York Sky-Scrapers - a wonderful full page of drawings by Gordon H. Grant and the Border drawings by A. Hugh Fisher - main pic. Shows two scaffold workers perched perilously on steel girders high up on the construction - the boreder sketches include Brooklyn Bridge - Madison Square - Fifth Avenue hotel - Longe Isleland or New Amsterdam 1661 (Long Island) - Grant's Tomb - Up-town - Trinity - Grace Church - and another un-named view.

Mister Austin Chamberlain's Commission of Business Experts to Inquire into the Fiscal Question - full page showing photo of each man:
Chairman of Messrs Harrods Ltd - Mr Richard Burbidge.
Silk Manufacturer - Mr J. H. Birchenough.
Eminent Chemist - Sir Charles Tennant.
Sir A. Hickman MP for Wolverhampton - Iron and Coal Magnate.
Sir Walter Peace KCMG - Agent Gen. For Natal.
Head of Messrs Waring and Gillows - Mr S. J. Waring.
The right hon. Henry Chaplin MP for Sleaford.
The Hon. Charles Parsons FRS - Electrician and Maker of Turbine Steam Boats.
Vice Chairman of Messrs. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co. - Sir Andrew Noble KCB.
Sir A. Jones - Head of Messrs Elder, Dempster and Co. the Shipowner.
Expert on United States Industry and Education - Mr Alfred Moseley CMG - Mr A. Keen - Chairman of Messrs Guest, Keen and Nettlefold.
Chairman of the Tariff Reform League and Newspaper Proprietor - Mr C. Arthur Pearson.
Sir William T. Lewis - Authority on Engineering and Mining.
Mr Charles Booth - Authority on the Social Condition of London.
Sir Alexander Henderson MP for West Stafford.
Mr J. Howard Colls - Builder and Contractor.
Mr F. Leverton Harris MP for Tynemouth - Shipowner and Coal Factor.
Mr J. J. Candlish - Glass Maker.
Colonel Charles Allen - Steel Manufacturer.
Mr A. W. Maconochie MP for East Aberdeenshire - Meat Preserver and Packer.
Mr W. H> Grenfell MP for Wycombe Div. Of Bucks - Economist.
Mr W. H. Mitchell - Woollen Manufacturer.
Professor W. A. S. Hewins.
Sir Vincent Caillard - President of the Ottoman Debt - Director of Messrs Vickers, Maxim.

The Atherstone Foxhounds - fp showing x9photos:
Mister J. C. Munro and Lord Denbigh.
George Whitmore the Huntsman.
The Pack at Newnham Paddox.
Lord Denbigh with His Daughter.
Thrown Off - Man Having Fell off His Horse.
Big Field Waiting While Hounds Draw.
Running on a Slow Scent.
A Check.

A Monastic Scrap Book Purchased by Mr Quaritch at Sotheby's for £2500 - six photographs.

A Moabite Palace Presented to the German Emperor by the Sultan - with two insets.

Two illustrations drawn by W. Russell Flint for a short story.

Sea Beef for Christmas - Catching the Porpoise for Yuletide Fare - full page drawn by H. C. Seppings Wright - fishing from a sailing ship.

The Christmas Tree - Santa Claus Distributing Gifts on Christmas Eve in Germany - "Heilige Nacht" ...

Christmas in the Italian Valley of Mandello: Offerings Made at a Nativity Scene - full page drawn by Riccardo Pellegrini; a village scene.

Christmas Festivity - Going Down to Supper - double page drawn by S. Begg - fashionable Victorian children and adults on the staircase.

Chess problem by H. G. Cooper. sleekburnc.

Bronze Sun Chariot Discovered in a Peat Moor at Trundholm, Seeland,- A Relic of Ancient Germanic Sun Worship - from a photograph "Reproduced by courtesy of Dr Sophus Muller Dir. National Museum at Copenhagen".

Submarined: The Scene Immediately After the Collison Between The Ryde Steamer "Prince of Wales" and No. 3 Submarine at the Entrance to Portsmouth Harbour - from a drawing by F. T. Jane Our Special Artist at Portsmouth Who Witnessed the Occurrence.

Fashions - Sealskin Coat With Sable Trim plus Hat.

Fashions - Chinchilla Hat and Stole with Tailor Made Gown Coat.

Elliman's Embrocation - full page from a drawing by John Sturgess - two soldiers on their horses - advert.

Cadbury's Cocoa - advert.

The Andes - The Inca Bridge.

Approach to the Inca Bridge Station.

Maud Muller - Eno's Fruit Salt - full page advert with an engraving of a young lady and a poem by Whittier.

Fry's Cocoa - advert.

The Almshouses at Harpenden - One of Sir J. Blundell Maple 's Many Charities.

Sunlight Loght Soap - full page advert; a Christmas scene showing a young lady hanging mistletoe on the shop sign.

The New Sleeping Carriage on the Midland Railway.

Lemco Extract from the Liebig Company - advert.

C. D. Gibson Post Cards - advert.

Carters Little Liver Pills - advert.

Scrubb's Cloudy Ammonia - advert.

State Express Cigarettes - advert.

Chocolat Kohler - advert.

Mellins Food - advert.

Fox's Spiral Puttees - advert.

Buttercup Metal Polish - advert.

Benson Field Watch - advert.

Rowlands Kalydor - advert.

Cailler's Milk Chocolate - advert.

Brandauer Circular Panes - advert.

Ozone Paper for Ashtma and chronic Bronchitis - small advert.

Boulton and Paul - advert.

G. E. Lewis Guns - advert.

Hildebrand's Chocolates and Pralines - small adv..

Crosse and Blackwells Soups - advert.

Beechams Pills - advert.

Hendawick Underwear.

Clarke's patent Pyramid food Warmer - small advert.

Ern's Ator Razor - small advert.

Cricklite Lamps - advert.

A Christmas supplement of tinted sketches:

The Race Not to The Swift; or a Vain Quest for Glory - comical style two full pages drawn by Victor Venner in color, mainly red, black.

Kitty of Coleraine - comical style double page in col. mainly red/black drawn by Cecil Aldin, with a poem by Edward Lysaght.


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:

Our Note Book page.

In Fame's By Paths. Some Thinkers of Past Centuries: William of Ockham - by H. T. Whitaker.

The Playhouses - All Fletcher's Fault at the Avenue Theatre with mention of Miss Beryl Faber - Mr Mostyn Pigott - Mrs Maesmore Morris - M. eitc.

Music with mention of Mr Tom S. Wottonb - Madame Schumann-Heink - Mr henry Wood - Madame Carreno.

World News Page c.keenlyside

At The Gates of Brede - Short Story by Max Pemberton.

A Yule Log.

Science Jottings - The Attainment of Longevity by Andrew Wilson.

Discovery of an Anient Germanic Sun Chariot - by Karl Blind.

Ladies Page by Filomena.

Ecclesiastical Notes.

Wills and Bequests:
Mr Richard Frederick Crawshay of Tymawr, Abergavenny.
Mr Edward Jones of Snatchwood Park, Monmouth, Colliery Proprietor.
Mr William Derry of Houndiscombe, Plymouth.
The Right Hon. Charles Seale-Hayne PC MP of 6 Upper Belgrave Street, Kingswear Castle, Devon and of Pitt House, Chudleigh.
Mister Benjamin St John Attwood-Mathews JP DL of Pontrilas Court, Hereford.
Mr Henry Marc Brunel - with mention of John Henry Brunel Nocble and Saxton William Armstrong Noble etc.
Colonel Clifton Gascoigne lat Grenadier Guards of 51 Warwick Square.

The Outcast - very short story by S. L. B.sleekburnc. 2612


This is an original but USED antique newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print.The Illustrated London News was a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842. It was the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper

Eighteen pages (36 sides). It measures 400 x 295 mm (15.75 x 11.5 inches). The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound (see scan), there is age yellowing to the pages. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. 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.

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, but 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. There are no colour images unless otherwise stated. The process of the page numbering in The ILN carry on from the previous issue therefore do not start at number 1. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my reference only. This item will be packaged in a tube to be sent RM Small Parcels. This is not a tracked service; if tracking is required, please contact me for prices. Postage, packing etc is charged at cost.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page."Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text. This item will be packaged in a tube.

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Product Code 26Dec1903(3533) 23Aug2019