formerly the Archives and Collections Society  

Our "Illustrated London News" collection

Illustrated London News


The Illustrated London News was the first illustrated weekly magazine in the history of publishing. The first issue appeared on Saturday 14 May 1842; published weekly until 1971, then monthly (or less often) until it ceased publication in 2003. Many issues during both World Wars, contain illustrations, maps, charts and photos that are useful to the historian. Our collection is extensive, but is far from being completely catalogued.

Left: Front cover of the October 1, 1892 issue.

Collection: General

Availability: mostly boxed, many single - some bound volumes

Indexing: by NMA, very incomplete. Some details available here.

We are actively collecting back issues of this magazine; if we already have, or receive more, doubles - we will gladly exchange with other collections. Please E-mail us.