Product code: 1604
An original vintage newspaper. Packaged Weight range 325g

SS California Torpedoed SHARIF HUSSEIN Proclamation of Independence from Turkey MUNITIONS FACTORIES Survivors of SS Artist


The Illustrated London News

DATED 1917

An Original Weekly Newspaper: 18 pages (36 sides)


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

Women Inspecting Parts of the Breech Mechanism for Howitzer and Anti Aircraft Guns - full page (fp FP) frontispiece photograph showing two women i a factory.

New British Rest Camp at the Front: Nissen Huts - front outer advertising page.

Henry Fitzalan Howard Duke of Norfolk Who Died 11 Feb.

The New Duke of Norfolk Bernard Marmaduke Howard aged - little boy in what looks like a scout or cubs uniform.

FP entitled Water and Flies: Campaigning in Mesopotamia x5photos: Sleekburnc.

An Army Canvas Built Storage Tank to Hold Chemically Treated Water.

A Mule Water Carrier on His Round.

Native Way of Supplying the People with Water: Tigris Creek Water Being hawked About in Sheep-skin Bags Miel.

A Fly Trap Invented by the Official Photographer: A Frame With Canvas Strip Soaked in a Solution of Arsenic and Sugar.

Torpedoed: Sinking of the Anchor Liner SS California with Women and Children on board - double page (dp) showing the ship heeling steeply to starboard as she filled astern; the ships boats launched an taking off women and children first.

Aboard a French Cruiser: Guns.

Aboard a French Battleship: Superimposed Turrets.

Training of naval Gunners Ashore: Dummy Guns and Barbettes at Whale Island, Portsmouth.

HP -War in Wintery Conditions: Routine Incidents on the British Front: Water Supply and Filling a Water Cart in the Snow - - An A Fresco Meal with South African Officers Lunching in the Snow - - A Gas Sentry Beside His Gong - - A German Light Engine Wrecked by British Guns.

Officers on The Roll of Honour:

Major Alan Gordon McNeill - Royal Engineers.

Lieutenant Commander Ralph Ireland RN - Of Malone Park, Belfast.

Commander Edward T. Inman RN.c.keenlyside

Major Frank W. Goodden - RFC.

Lt. W. Powell Bowman - RFC.

Captain F. A. H. F. Evans - Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regt.

Sub. Lt. The Hon. Alan Boyle de Blaquiere RN.

Captain P. R. O. Trench - Queens R.W. Surrey Regt - of Clonodfoy Castle.

Captain William Nixon M.I.N.A. - Northumberland Fusiliers - Son of Mister John Nixon JP of Blyth. Info MINA Member of the Institute of Naval Architects.

Capt. Sidney F. Johnson - Border Regt.

2nd Lt. R. Brian McConnell K.O.S. Borderers.

Brig. Gen. Walter Long CMG DSO.

2nd Lt. C. R. Glyn - Mahratta Light Infantry.

Captain W. Beverley Surtees - West Yorkshire Regt. - of Dimsdale Manor, Neasham.

Major John Bedward Royle - S. Wales Borderers - of Hough Green House, Chester.

Captain Aubrey K. Lawrence - RFA.

Capt. H. S. O. Ashington - E. Yorks Regiment.

Capt. H. R. Wilson - Mahratta LI.

Lt. F. J. Stone - Gloucester Regt - of Okuta, Staple Hill, Bristol.

Lt. E. J. Porter - London Regt - of Southend on Sea.

Capt. Alan Y. Annand - Highland L.I. - of Harton Lea, South Shields.

Lt. Colonel E. E. Delaval Henderson - North Staffs Regt. - info. Edward Elers Delaval Henderson.

The Opening of Parliament - dp:

Australian Officers of the Mounted Imperial Escort

New Zealand Officer of the Mounted Escort.

King George V and The Queen in Their Carriage Enroute to Westminster.

Lt. Col The Rajah of Ratlam and Indian Officers of the Mounted Escort.

Canadian Officers of the Mounted Escort.

Returning From the House of Lords: Royal Party Escorted by Officers of the Indian Army and Overseas Dominions Driving Through the Gates at Buckingham Palace - fp.

Hussain King of Hedjaz and Hereditary Custodian of Mecca and Medina, Formerly Known As Grand Sherif of Mecca.

History Making Document: Facsimile Reproduction of the Proclamation in Arabic Issued in Mecca by Hussain I, Reive Announcing the Restoration of the Independence of the Arabs in Hedjaz and Their Freedom from Oppresion of Turkish Rule - full page.

With the Russian contingent on The Western Front in France: A Snow Bound Frozen Expanse of Water at an Advanced Post.

The U-Boat Victims - dp from a drawing by Frederic de Haenen showing a small boat containing 16 survivors (originally 23) from the Liverpool ship SS Artist after it was torpedoed. They were picked up three days by the SS Luchana. With caption article approx 200 words.

The Prince of Wales on Active Service on the Western Front - dp:

Taking the Salute from a Marching Regiment.

Inspecting Drummers of a Famous Line Regiment.

Captain The Prince of Wales - fp. Info. later Edward VIII.

Women Working on Howitzers in a Munitions Factory - dp:

Woman Screwing Breech Screw for a 60 Pounder howitzer.

Facing the Breech Ring of a Howitzer.

Drilling Vent hole in Axial Vent of Breech Mechanism of a howitzer.

Machining Gear Casings of Howitzer Sights.

Vertical Milling the Hingeway in Breech Ring.

Slotting the Profile.

Slotting the Box of the Carrier.

Women Making Machine Guns in a Vickers Factory - fp:

Women Working on a Line of Cross Milling Machines.

Plus two other photos.

Women Working on Gun Sights and Range Dials - a fp showing x4photos.

Enemy Weapons: German and Turkish Guns in Trafalgar Square Durint the Publicity Campaign for War Loans.

Captain Henry Sydney Hofman Hall Awarded the DSO.

On the Somme Front: The Office of the Captain Commanding an Artillery Park - photo of a amkeshift office made from an old railway carriage; mean with a dog.

Ambulances Presented by the Scottish Mine Workers.

Chess Problem by W. Meredith.


Oxo - fp showing a trench scene and naval scene; with text.

Players navy Cut Cigarettes - hp.

Price's Candles.

Cameron Safety Self Filler Pen.

Fichu Rest Gown at Marshall Snelgrove.

Mellins Baby Food.

Scene in a Trench in Flanders - fp from a drawing by David Jagger, for Sanatogen.

Urodonal and Jubol - hp.

Dunlop Rubber Co. - hp

Colman's Mustard Bath.

Bell's Three Nuns Tobacco - hp.


hudson Super Six Car.

BSA Motor Bicycle with Sidecar.

Brodies Imperial Hair Dyes.

G. E. Lewis Guns; Aerial 12-bore.

Carters Self Propelling Chairs.

A Lady at Piano "Two Bars Rest" Lighting a Cigarette from a drawing by E. Lucchesi; outer back cover finished in red tint - for De Reske Cigarettes.


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 by G. K. Chesterton.

Sinking of SS California - caption article approx. 180 words.

Science Jottings: The Colonising Soldier - by F. L.

An Arabian Charter of Independence - explanation and translation of the full page document described above; dated 25 Sha'ban 1334 (27 Jun 1916) - The Sherif and Emir of Mecca, El Hussain Ibn Ali.

New Novels: Xingu by Edith Wharton - The Fisherman by Dimitry Gregorovitsh - Their Lives by Stanley Paul.

The Playhouses: Felix Gets a Month at the Haymarket - Monty's Flapper at the Apollo Theatre - The Maid of the Mountains at Dalys.

Motoring by W. W.

SleekburnC. 1702

This is an original but USED antique newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require regarding this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask. The Illustrated London News was a magazine founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842.

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my reference only. It measures 400 x 290 mm (15.75 x 11.25). It retains the outer advertising cover. There is age yellowing to the pages. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. Some of the pages may 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 images vary in size. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

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 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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Condition Used
Product Code 1604
Weight 0.3kg