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Although the next item is only the supplement to the weekly issue, it is so important to the student of the history of the ILN that it is collected in its own right. It is the 40 page ‘The Home of Illustrated Weeklies’

 

(Appendix List No. 92) issued on October 6th 1928. It describes the working of Inverest House, the headquarters of that group of Britain’s chief illustrated papers known as ‘the Great Eight’, comprising the Illustrated London News, Sketch, Graphic, Bystander, Sphere, Tatler, Eve and the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News. It contains a history of illustrated journalism; the genesis and growth of all the eight journals mentioned above; details of their amalgamation under the direction of Mr. William Harrison; a layman’s guide as to how a paper is produced (from esparto grass to news stand) and details of Inverest House itself.


The front of the supplement, a coloured drawing by G. H. Davis, shows a night view of Inverest House on its island site in the Strand at the corner of Aldwych, facing towards Wellington Street and Waterloo Bridge.
This issue is number 4668, vol. 173, measuring 38 x 27 cm and priced at one shilling
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