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On Saturday 14 May 1842, the world's first pictorial weekly newspaper was born: The Illustrated London News. The inaugural issue covered a fire in Hamburg, Queen Victoria's fancy dress ball, the war in Afghanistan and the latest fashions in Paris. The ILN commissioned a galaxy of great artists and draughtsmen to cover wars, royal events, scientific invention, and exploration. In 1855 it launched the world's first colour supplement.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers offers full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th century. Note that the Boston Globe at this period was named the Boston Daily Globe.
Bridgeman Education is the online educational resource of The Bridgeman Art Library, a leading source of cultural and historical teaching material. The website provides access to over 300,000 high-quality images for teaching and learning.
AP Images database provides access to the photos, audio clips, graphics and text articles of the Associated Press for over 180 years, from the Lincoln-Douglas debates to the 2008 Presidential Election. There are more than 5.5 million photographs from 1825 to the present, with about 3,000 new photos added every day. There are more than 180,000 graphics, including maps, timelines, logos and graphs, as well as over 4,500 hours of audio clips dating from the 1920s, including hourly newscasts.
A searchable database of digital images documenting art and material culture, including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, and other forms of visual materials. A wide range of time periods and cultures are represented, with strengths in European, American and Asian cultures.