Victoria Docks new Graving Dock antique print

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Victoria Docks new Graving Dock, 1859. Original antique print of the Graving Dock in Silvertown, Newham, published in ‘The Illustrated London News.’ Paper size 15.75 x 11 inches is the complete page including the accompanying story. Price is ex VAT.

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Victoria Docks new Graving Dock, 1859. Original antique print of the Graving Dock in Silvertown, Newham, published in ‘The Illustrated London News.’

The first issue of The Illustrated London News appeared on Saturday, 14 May 1842, timed to report on the young Queen Victoria‘s first masquerade ball. Its 16 pages and 32 wood engravings covered topics such as the war in Afghanistan, a train crash in France, a survey of the candidates for the US presidential election, extensive crime reports, theatre and book reviews, and a list of births, marriages and deaths. By 1863 The Illustrated London News was selling more than 300,000 copies every week, enormous figures in comparison to other British newspapers of the time.  The ILN (as it was affectionately known) appeared weekly until 1971, then less frequently thereafter. Publication ceased in 2003.

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