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The Illustrated London News 1924

Events of this year in the Illustrated London News

Year of the Anaglyphs!

The very first anaglyphs (3D pictures) in the Illustrated London News complete with a packet of red and green celluloid and instructions how to make viewing glasses. Their followed a long series of pictures and adverts during 1924 and 1925.

1924 3d dinosaurs

1924 Dinosaurs in 3D Anaglyphs

1924 3d westminster abbey

1924 Westminster Abbey in 3 D Anaglyphs

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May 31st

Illustrated London News, of Saturday, May 31st 1924.

(Note:- the Australasian Edition of ILN was distributed under license in Australasia by Gordon and Gotch, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Launceston and Hobart, Australia, and Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin and Auckland, New Zealand).


A review of 'Der Rosenkavalier' playing at Covent Garden;

A review of the book 'Haunted Houses' by Camille Flammarion, author of 'Death and it's Mystery' and Dreams of an Astronomer';

A review of a 3D peep-show cabinet designed and painted by Samuel van Hoogstraten in 1670, and presented to the National Gallery by Sir Robert and Lady Witt;

The opening of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland at St. Gile's Cathedral Edinburgh;

A stunning full page colour print of 'Stealth, a study of animal cunning and ferocity', by Miss D. Burroughes;

Four 3D anaglyphs (requiring red/blue lenses to view as 3D, not included), showing golfing champions Mrs Allan Macbeth, Miss Gourlay, Miss Joyce Wethered and Miss Cecil Leitch in action on the golf course;

A photo-spread of the Ladies Golf Championship and the England vs Scotland match at St. Andrew;

An article investigating the bone structure of the Pre-Saxon Briton of Roman Days, by Professor Sir Arthur Keith, F.R.S., M.D., F.R.C.S., LL.D.;

Photo-article of the services and parades on Empire Day and Thanksgiving Day at Wembley Stadium;

The installation of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in Westminster Abbey;

The World of the Theatre, by J.T. Grein, examining the Theatrical Dispute involving the Actors Association;

The World of Science, some suggestions for Entomologists;

The World of Women, examining fashion and social matters;

Various other, smaller articles on cars, fashion and the world of 1924.

There is a double-page drawing by W.R.S. Stott depicting a historical tableau presented at the opening of the Royal Tournament, which showed how British Naval uniform design was influenced by a chance meeting of King George II and the Duchess of Bedford in Hyde Park in 1748. The King was so impressed by the Duchess's riding outfit that he ordered Naval uniforms from then onward to be produced in the same colours.

One page carries a very unusual advertisement from Burndept Wireless Apparatus, using 3D anaglyphs to advertise their new Ethophone V Broadcast Receiver. Many other advertisements appear throughout the magazine on travel, hotels and holidays, household goods and services, cars, cigarettes, clothing, patent treatments and many other things of interest to the well-heeled Australasian Briton of 1924.

June 28th


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