During 1932 the ILN celebrated its 90th year with
“Our Ninetieth Birthday Special Number” dated April
(Appendix List no. 98).
The magazine recaptures the key moments of its and the nation’s
history between 1842 and 1932. Typical substantial illustrated sections,
under the general heading of Ninety Years of …………….‘,
cover the British Monarchy, ocean and sea travel, aeronautics, the army
and navy, politics and statesmen, social and sporting events, scientific
and archaeological discoveries and inventions and fashions. Of course,
ninety years of illustrated journalism and the three generations of
the Ingram family as founders, directors and editors of the ILN are
central to this issue.
The multicoloured cover has a central plaque depicting allegorical figures
and images representing those facets of Art and History that epitomize
the essence of the ILN. Surrounding this focal point are contrasting
illustrations of life as it was in 1842 and then in 1932, including
air, rail and road transport; sailing for pleasure and into battle,
and women’s outdoor fashions.
This is issue number 4854, vol. 180, pages 649-748, measuring the slightly
smaller 37 x 26 cm and priced at two shillings.
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