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1862 shellfish

Picture : Shellfishing in 1862 off the Firth of Forth

January 18th

January 25th

No, 1128. pp. 79-102. Full issue with supplement.

The progress of the International Exhibition of 1862 commands the front page editorial and centerfold of this issue.

February 1st

Pages 103 to 134. No. 1129.

February 8th


February 15th

the progress of the International Exhibition Building: final of the eastern dome.

special photos of the Movers and Seconders of the Addresses in both Houses of Parliament in answer to the Queen's speech.

In home news, the most important matter in this issue was that the recently widowed Queen had felt unable to open Parliament;

instead she had delegated the task to Royal Commissioners.




February 22nd

cover has an engraving of

March 1st

March 8th

March 22nd

 "Sandringham Hall, Norfolk, The Hunting Box Of His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales"
 "The Painter's Shop"
"Summit Of Cofre De Perote, Near Jalapa, Mexico"
 "The Lake of Tezcuco, Mexico"
 "The New Cunard Steam Ship Scotia"
 "The Queen's Westminster Rifle Volunteers"
"Attack On The Confederate Batteries At Roanoke Island by the Federal Gunboats"
 "General Burnside's Expedition: Fort Bartow, Roanoke Island, After Its Capture By The Federalists"
 "The 9th New York (Hawkins's Zouaves) and the 21st Massachusetts Taking The Confederate Fieldwork on Roanoke Island At The Point Of The Bayonet"

April 5th

April 12th

April 19th

May 3rd

May 10th

May 17th

May 24th

A twelve page issue price tenpence.

It features articles with prints from engravings including

May 31st

June 7th

June 14th

July to December includes...




July 5th

"The Late Earl Canning"

"The Fatal Explosion At A Percussion Cap Manufactory In Graham Street, Birmingham: View Of The Ruins"

"The Lady Godiva Procession At Coventry" --

"General View of the Agricultural Show At Battersea"

"Prize Dogs From The Exhibition at the Agricultural Hall, Islington"

"Annual Schooner Race Of The Royal Thames Yacht Club: The Yachts at the Mouse Light Ship"


"The War In America:

Refugees From Southern Cities On The Mississippi Flocking For Protection To The Federal Transports On Their Advance Down The River"

July 12th

issue includes:

July 19th

Marriage of Louis and Alice in Osborne House,
International Exhibition - Library Chimney piece and Saxon chimney piece,
Procession in Horticultural Society Gardens.

Prize giving at Horticultural Society
Presents given to Alice and Louis of Hesse:
- From Matrons and Maidens,
Paper making machine,
- Jeweled Fan
- Paper weight from Duchess of Atholl
Scenes at St Clare IOW where Alice & Louis stayed:
Drawing Room
Lodge by the sea,
Painting - L'Innominato by Guardassoni.

July 26th

August 2nd

The Capture of Ningpo. (several Engravings.)

Messrs Collard's Concert Rooom Grosvenor Street.

Visit of H.M.S. Gorgon to the River Zambesi.

The Civil War in America. - Scene in Virginia..


August 16th


THE COMET (Rosa's)



Article on the "Great Schools of England" - St Paul's School


September 6th

Driving the First Pile in front of the Duke's Mansion

Poultry Show at Crystal Palace.

Church of Saint Andrew - Dublin.

Church of Saint Luke - Hull.

Woodhouse Grove School - Leeds.

Baron Rothschilds new House Piccadilly..

Sept 13th

Vol. 41, No. 1164

"Trial Trip On The Metropolitan (Underground) Railway: The Train Passing The Portland Road Station"

"Grand National Eisteddfod at Carnarvon Castle"

"Bray's Tractor Engine Drawing a Girder 74 feet long and weighing Twenty Tons Through The Streets Of London By Night:

The Monster Load Passing The Bank of England"

"Her Majesty The Queen Leaving Greenhithe In The Royal Yacht For Germany"

"The Preston Guild Festival: The Proposed Townhall", and "The Preston Guild Festival: The Royal North Lancashire Agricultural Society's Dinner"

"The Preston Guild Festival: The Mayor Laying The Foundation Stone On The Northeast Corner of the New Townhall",

"The Preston Guild Festival: Meeting of the Royal North Lancashire Agricultural Society on the Holmsfield, Penwortham"

"The International Exhibition, Plan Of The Galleries"

"Complete Ground Plan of the International Exhibition, Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens"

"The Western Annex and The Eastern Annex of the International Exhibition"

September 20th

The fatal Fire at the Liverpool Workhouse.

Queen Victoria's visit to Germany. Reinhardsbrunn.

The Preston Guild Festival. Costume Ball.

Blast Engines Lilleshall Company Shifnal Shropshire.

International Exhibition. Church Organs-The Japanese Court.

Two new Fire Engines at the International Exhibition



November 29th



December 13th


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