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Some of the content of January to June

January 3rd


January 10th

The Tay Bridge Disaster; View of the broken bridge from the north end.

Please note that some of the pages appear smudged, or dirty.
Other illustrations as follows.

Portrait: Commandant Cecil D`Arcy V C Frontier Light Horse, Zulu War
Portrait: Lt Col A Harness R A, C B - Co. Artillery, Zulu War
Portrait: The Late Lt W P Ricardo, 9th Lancers. Killed in action at Cabul (Kabul)
The Tay Bridge Disaster, boats assisting in the search. Tear to botom of image.
The Attempt to shoot the King of Spain at Madrid.
The War in Afghanistan; Charge of the 2nd Punjab Cavalry at Shahjul.
The Christmas Pantomimes - Whats on Where.
Casket presented to Mr Gladstone on his birthday.
Affairs in Burmah; Thyetmo, the frontier town.
The Tay Bridge Disaster, a montage - Named divers Messrs FOX and HARLEY amongst other sketches.
The Tay Bridge Disaster, steam launches and divers` barge.
The Tay Bridge Disaster, pieces of wreck cast up on the beach at Broughty Ferry.
The Tay Bridge Disaster, diving operations in search of the wreck of the railway train.

January 17th

January 24th

January 31st




February 7th



February 21st

February 14th

February 28th

March 6th

March 13th

March 20th

March 27th


April 3rd

Front Page Illustration, marked. The General Election: Canvassing
2 Pages Election Sketches: Includes 4 very good caricatures of English types.
The General Election: The Popular Candidate.
The General Election: The Unpopular Candidate.
Montbards - The Months: April
Election Sketches: 4 very good caricatures.
The Easter Volunteer Review: Arrival of the Volunteers at Brighton by Road.
The Easter Volunteer Review: The First Gun.
The Easter Volunteer Review: Sounding the Reveille
The Easter Volunteer Review: The Artists Corps.

April 17th


April 24th

A 15 page issue, price fivepence.

It features articles with prints from engravings including :

May 1st



May 8th

May 15th

The New Postmaster General, Professor Fawcett. MP
Members of the New House of Commons. Portraits and brief biography of: Mr R Creyke. Mr W L Jackson. Mr J Passmore Edwards. Mr H Lee. Mr R T Middleton. Mr W E Briggs. Mr P S Macliver. Mr Hugh Shield. Mr R B Mackie.
Sketches in albania: A bear fancier in the Bazaa, Scutari. By Caton Woodville.
"Welcome Home" by F Dadd.
Irish Sketches, Bog Village, County Roscommon.
Irish Sketches, Ballintuber Castle, County Roscommon.
New Masonic Hall, Koolangsu, Amoy
Church of St Michael and All Angels, Bedford Park, Chiswick.
Pepole I have Met Series. No VI The Governess.
Fur Trappers in the backwoods of Canada. A montage of 3 sketches.
The New Cavalry Barracks at Knightsbridge.
The Officers Quarters, New Barracks at Knightsbridge.
Odd Sketches at the Zoological Society`s Gardens, London: Pachydermatous or Thick Skinned Animals #1
Large Fold Out: The New Cabinet. By F Dadd. Personnel are named - Lord Northbrook, Mr Dodson, Sir WV Harcourt, Marquis of Hartington, Duke of Argyll, Earl Spencer, Lord Selborne, Mr Chamberlain, Mr Childers, Mr Gladstone, Mr Bright, Earl Granville, Mr Forster.



May 29th

June 19th

July to December


WAR IN AFGHANISTAN: At Bay, City of Candahar City of Candahar (map half page), Valley of the Helmund, Citadel of Candahar, Battery of Horse Artillery and Detachment of the 66 Regiment , Valley of the Helmund From Three Miles South of the Abaza Position, Candahar With the British Cantonments, Guns Crossing the Khojak Pass on the Road to Candahar, Map of the Country Round Candahar , Interior of the Citadel Candahar, Khush-I-Nakhud the Scene of the Battle of General Khan and General Burrows/Castle of Ghirsk, Central Dome or Char-su Where Four Chief Streets in the City of Candahar, The Helmund to Kandahar (map- half page), Sketches by Major General Sir M. A. Biddulph, Plains of Kadani View Towards Candahar, Old Palace Inside the Citadel Candahar , Tomb of Ahmed Shah Adjoining the Citadel Candahar , British Camp at Pezwan, Afghan Prisoners, Our Troops Leaving Afghanistan - Floating Sick and Wounded Down the Cabul River From Jellabad , Afghan War Dance int eh Camp Near Dulcigno During the Feast of the Ramazan, An Incident in the March of Our Troops From Afghanistan, Scene of the Defeat of Ayoub Khan by General Sir F. Roberts at Baba Wall Near Candahar, Battlefield of Maiwand and Graves of Major Blackwood and Men of the 66 th Regiment, Wounded Soldiers at the Allahabad Railway Station, Troop Ships Waiting to Bring Home Troops from the Afghan War , Hostages of War (2 page - boat), Soldiers Church - a Recent Sketch in Afghanistan on Sunday Morning, The Phases of Life - In Full Bloom, The Phases of Life - Gone to Seed, An English Christmas as Depicted by a Japanese Artist, Irish Sketches, Dublin Sketches, Sketches in Parnells County Wicklow, etc. etc.

COLOUR: "The Border Country" - 5 small views - Nidpath Castle, Norham Castle, Jedburgh Abbey, Melrose Abbey & Kelso Abbey. "Waiting for the Laird" - 2 page of 4 dogs , . From the Christmas Number : "The Fancy Dress Ball - Julia to Her Bosom Friend Isabel" , "Roses and Lilies" (3 children), "First Steps" (mother and child). "The Evening Party - Julia to Her Bosom Friend Isabel".

Special Supplement - The Prince of Wales in the Highlands - many engravings of a hunting trip to Scotland, including several 2-page ones.


September 11th

36 pages


October 16th

8 pages

October 23rd and October 30th price sixpence.




December 25th .

There are 12 s each measuring approx 390x280mm ( 16x11")


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