Product code: 7985 (Wt. 300g)


The Illustrated London News

Original Vintage Newspaper

DATED 1952


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

The Missouri River Floods USA:

The Nebraska Floods - Five Dogs Marooned on a Tiny Mound Near A Barn in South Sioux City, Nebraska. full page photograph showing the dogs huddled together, the shadow of the rescue helicopter, which took the photograph, clearly shown

A Farm House and Buildings Encircled by an Earthen Dyke in the Flood Waters South of Blencoe, Iowa.

Nearly Submerged Road Signs Indicating the Height of the Floodwater at Sioux City.

A Restaurant Owner Advertising the Floodwaters as an Attraction.

Water From a Broken Main Sewer Running Down Grace Street, Omaha - Past The Epstein Paper and Metal Company.

The Waters Surging Across the Railway Line to Flood the California Junction, Iowa.

Taking Reading at the Florence Pumping Station, Omaha - The Chief Clerk and Assistant.

Sioux City - A Street Scene After The Floodwaters Had Entered the City. an ironic advertisement hoarding

The Missouri River at Omaha, Nebraska - Level With a Hastily Ereted Wooden Flashboard.

Volunteers Loading a Barge with Sandbags to Stem the Rush of Water Throughj a Broken Sewer Main at Omaha.

Refugees at the Abraham Lincoln high School at Council Bluffs, Iowa.

A Big Pipe Discharging AN Endless Stream of Water Back in to the River - Watched by Weary Workers.

President Truman Viewing the Missouri Floods From His Aeroplane over Omaha.

Sir Stafford Cripps the Former Chancellor of The Exchequer Who Died in Switzerland. photograph portrait by Karsh of Ottawa

Windsor Castle - Queen Elizabeth Inspecting the Grenadier Guards on Her Twenty Sixth Birthday. ful page

The World's First Regular Jet Air Liner Service - The Comet:

The BOAC de Havilland Comet in the Air.

A Comet Jet Airliner on a Proving Flight at Khartoum - On the Runway Next to Three Members of the Sudan Police on Camels.

Pilot Captain R. F. Griffin with Co-Pilot Flying Officer A. E. Willey at the Controls of a Comet Jet Airliner in the Air.

A Mother and Her Two Children, Boy and Girl, Balancing Cigarettes and Building Houses of Cards at Speeds of up to 500mph - To Demonstrate the Steadiness and Reive Absence of Vibration.

The Air Hostess Serving a Meal to a Young Woman.

Mount Everest - A Scale Model at the British Industries Fair:

Scale Model of Everest Showing Western Cwm, Mount Lhotse etc - Built by Cocade Ltd and a South Kensington Firm of Master Model Makers.

Mr Hopking the Designer and Mr Creamer the Model Maker Working on the Tour Through the Western Cwm ...'

Elizabeth Gaskell the Author of Cranford:

Knutsford in Cheshire - View of King Street.

A Miniature of Elizabeth Stevenson later Gaskell by W. J. Thompson.

Elizabeth Gaskell aged Forty One - Portrait by George Richmond in 1851.

Mrs Gaskell - Water Colour Portrait by Her Daughter Meta c1865.

Miss A. B. Hopkins - Biographer of Elizabeth Gaskell.

Bangkok the Siamese Capital - Thailand:

The Floating Market - A View of One of the Many Klongs or Canals. half page "Drawn by Our Special Artist Bryan de Grineau "

The160ft Long Buddha of the Wat Po Temple - Gilders at Work Renewing the Gilt in the Vihara of the Reclining Buddha ...' half page "Drawn by Our Special Artist Bryan de Grineau "

Where Young Monks Meditate - West Court of the Wat Po Temple at Bangkok. a double page drawn by Bryan de Grineau - shows the monks and stray dogs amongst the spires and towers

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe at Paris - Field Marshal Alexander, Earl Alexander of Tunis with General Eisenhower and Field Marshal, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander - Bernard Law Montgomery - Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower

Malaya - Royal Air Force Operations:

Bombs Being Dorpped on the Jungle from a "Brigand" Bomber of the Far East Air Force.

A Bristol Brigand Bomber During an Operational Flight Above the Town of Bentong.

An Operation new Kuala Lumpur in Which RAF Regiment Squadron Took part.

Iban Tribesmen from Borneo arriving at Kuala Lumpur Airfield from Kuching - To Assist in Jungle Patrols.

Mr A. N. Ross the British adviser to The Sultan of Selangor Talking to An IBan Tracker Attached to No. 92 RAF Regiment. Mr Ross talking to members of the regiment

RAF Regiment - A Mortar Detachment With a 4in Mortar at the Moment of Firing.

Men of the RAF Malaya Regiment with Their Squadron Commander - Squadron Leader J. Hyslop.

Full page

The Avocet on Havergate Island near Orford in Suffolk -:

.The Avocet Near Its Nest.

Avocet Previously Photographed in East Anglia.

The Cock and Hen Taking Turns to Incubate the Eggs.

A Newly Hatched Chick and Hen Sitting on the Nest.

An Avocet Sitting on the Nest with Orford Castle in the Distance.

Four Eggs in the Nest.

The Hen Avocet Removing the Broken Shell From the Nest.

Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke the Ornathologist Photographing a Nest on Havergate Island.

A double page of photographs of the birds etc by S. C. Porter FRPS MBOU

The Tragedy of the French Alpine Village of Tignes - The Village Being Engulfed by the Waters of a Newly Made Lake with the Dam in the Distance. a striking double page photograph showing a small group of villagers watching the village disappear beneath the rising waters of the lake - because of a french hydro electric expansion scheme

Gardening - Crown Imperials (Fritillaria imperialis )' photographs by Clarence Elliott (in his brothers garden) - A. Harold Bastin - R. A. Malby and Co.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Tour of the Road Research LAboroatory at Harmondsworth in Middlesex and at Langley:

Prince Philip Looking Through a Viewer to Show Varying Conditions.

Examining a Motor Cycle Fitted With Recording Devices for Surveying Road Surfaces. with three other men

A Girl Having the Movements of Her Eyes Recorded on a Cathod Ray Oscillograph at Langley.

Prince Philip Looking at a Device for Checking Newly Laid Concrete. an another man

The King of Saudi Arabia and His Court Move By Air -:

The Car of King Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia About to Leave by Air When Travelling Between Riyadh and Taif - on the Runway Approaching through a Guard of Honour Towards the Waiting Aircraft.

A View of Some of the Vehicles in the Kings Entourage.

Full page

HMS Loch Craggie in the Mediterranean. ful page showing two photographs of the frigate during exercise in anti submarine warfare

Art - Exhibition at The Gallery of Eugene Slatter in Old Bond Street London:

A Woodland Pool by Jacob Van Ruisdael.

The Right of Way by Salomon van Ruysdael.

View of Dordrecht by Jan Van Goyen.

TheMilkmaid by Aelbert Cuyp. Keenlyside ©

Outside a Fortress by Jan Van Der Heyden.

A Country House the Chateau Goudestein on the Vecht by Jan Van Der Heyden.

Winter Scene by Aert Van Der Neer.

Flowers by Bartholomaus Assteyn.

The Sportsmans Rest by Philips Wouverman.

Woman With Her Daughters by Caspar netscher.

Flower by Nicholas Van Verendael.

The Mule Train by Jan Brueghel the Elder.

Sunrise by Jan Brueghel the Elder.

Double page

Underwater Cinematography with a New Admiralty Camera: Two Divers Taking Underwater Pictures with The Camera - - - Two Diagrams of the Camera. full page "Drawn by Our Special Artist G.H. Davis with the Co-operation of Messrs Siebe Gorman and Co of Tolworht Surrey"

.Science Page: Hen Blackbird and Song Thrush Variations in Plumage. two photographs

Colelctors Page: English Carved Figure (Cherub) in Pinewood - - - A K'Ang H'Si Parrot Mounted Miel in French Ormolu as Candelabra x2 - - - A Marine View , Watercolour by P. Wilson Steer.

Personalities of the Week:

Sir Esler Dening - The Ambassador in Tokyo.

Mister Robert D. Murphy - US Ambassador to Japan.

Lord Green - Former Master of the Rolls.

TheRight Rev. Robert H. Moberly - Dean of Salisbury.

Viscount Hereford - Robert Charles Devereux.

Amr Pasha The Egyptian Ambassador Arriving in London. info. former squash player Abdelfattah Amr - aka F. D. Amr Bey

At The War Office in London - General Nuri Yamut Chief of Staff of the Turkish ARmy with Field Marshal Sir William Slim. and another man

Mme Kirsten Flagstad the Famous Soprano.

Lord Broadbridge - George Thomas Broadbridge. - Conservative Politician and Former Mayor of London

Mister Wallace B. Phillips of Pyrene Co. England.

Mr Frederic Austin - Singer Composer ant Teacher of Music.

Senator Tom Connally of Texas - Democratic Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

David Bottomley aged Nineteen Held Captive by Chinese Communists for Ten Weeks.

Tony Martin Held Captive by the Chinese. the caption also mentions a third boy held, Michael Salter

Full page

Theatre: Sleekburnc.

Scene from "London Laughs" at the Adelphi Theatre - Showing Jimmy Edwards - Vera Lynn - Tony Hancock

Scene from "Montserrat" at the Lyric, Hammersmith - With Noel Willman - Richard Burton - and others

Scene from "Winter Journey" at St James's - Michael Redgrave - Googie Withers

The Revolution in Bolivia:

The New President - Senor Paz Estenssoro Taking the Oath of Office. and others

Senor Hernan Siles - Civil Leader of the Insurgents. with others

A White Pointer Shark Landed by Mr Alfred Dean at Streaky Bay in South Australia. adults and children gathered around the shark

Memorial Service for Officers and Men of the Submarine Affray Which Failed to Surface in an Exercise in the Channel - Members of the Crew of HMS Alliance Arranging the Wreaths of Flowers in the Torpedo Stowage Compartment.

New York - A New Aluminium PT (Patrol Torpedo boat or Motor Torpedo Boat) Passing the Statue of Liberty.

Motherwell Scotland - The Football Team Parading the Scottish Cup Through the Streets on top of a Bus. just passing Claude Alexander the Tailors, Hepworths and Edwards etc

The Workington Town Rugby Team with teh Rugby league Cup at Wembley. c.keenlyside.

A Giant Astrolabe To Be Erected in Oslo Town Hall, Completed at Strasbourg in France. showing the signs of the Zodiac

Derailed Coaches in The Blea Moor Railway Tunnel Crash in Yorkshire.

Portrait of Inigo Jones in Old Age - Painted by William Dobson.

St Katherine's Church at Chisel Hampton in Oxfordshire.

Exhibition Chess - David Bronstein the Russian Champion - Fourteen Year Old Keith Stanley - And Others.

Italy - National Celebrations of the Leonardo Quincentenary at Vinci.

The House on the slopes of Monte Albano, Anchiano - Where Leonardo da Vinci Was Born.

Lyon France - Workmen Putting the Final Touches to the Approach of The New Road Tunnel Recently Opened.

Coventry - The Mayor of Coventry Presentating the Humber Pullman Limousine Car to Mr Gunnar Poppe of Belgrade.

Equipment Used by a Counerfeiter at Glasgow - The Equipment Used by Process Engraver Alexander Crawford to Forge Bank of England Notes. shows the work bench equipment laid out with a numbered key showing the tools and chemicals etc

Chess Problem.


Holidays in Switzerland.

Dry Fly Sherry.

Fly British With BOAC. half page

Sandeman Sherry.

Sobranbie Cigarettes.

Air France.

A Man of Few Words - Drawing by A. R. Thomson RA. advert for Gieves Tailors, Hosiers and Hatters of Bond Street - half page

VAT 69 Whisky. half page

Barclays Bank Ltd.



A Factory Production Line at Medway Paper Sacks. artist unknown

The Banda Master Duplicator by Block and Anderson of Kensington Church St London. row of giraffes

Eno's Fruit Salt the Antacid Laxative.

Dry Sack by Williamns and Humbert's.

Gilbey's Gin.

Grand Marnier Liqueur.

Oyler the Car Tailors of New Cavendish St London. small advert

Walpamur Paint. full page colour artwork showing a living room - inner back cover

Whitbread Pale Ale. ful page colour advert - outer back cover

The Hooper Touring Limousine Design No. 8283 on Rolls Royce Silver Wraith. full page in colour, artwork unknown - inner front cover

Joblings of Sunderland - Pyrex Glass for the Motorist etc. half page

BP Anglo Iranian Oil Company. half page

Good Year EagleTyres.

Esso For Happy Motoring. half page funny cartoon drawn by William A. Sillince

Riley Car. drawing by what looks like Chris D. Watriss or Wayriss

Lucas Car Batteries.

Mis Henshawe - Albright and Wilson Ltd.

Delaforce Racing Port.


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 Arthur Bryant

The Secret of the Author of "Cranford" - "Elizabeth Gaskell, Her Life and Work" by A. B. Hopkins - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire

General Eisenhower Resigns - by Cyril Falls

Gardening by Clarence Elliott

Science Page - by Maurice Burton

Collectors page by Frank Davis

Theatre Page by J. C. Trewin

Book Reviews Page - by K. John and E. D. O'Brien Sleekburnc. 2604

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

23 pages (46 sides). It measures 370 x 260mm (14.5 x 10 "). It retains its outer advertising cover and pages.There is a little age yellowing. The staples are rusty. The photos, sketches etc. vary in size. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. 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 is one page missing, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering in The Illustrated London News issues are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1.

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies 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.


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Product Code 7985 (Wt. 300g)
Weight 0.3kg