1. Lady reads Valentine’s card intended for another.

    A Mistake of St. Valentine Where the Missive Ought to Have Gone. Published in “The Illustrated London News” February 1883. Antique engraving.

    In 1842, printer and newsagent Herbert Ingram, inspired by how the Weekly Chronicle always sold more copies when it featured an illustration, had the idea of publishing a weekly newspaper that would contain pictures in every edition. Ingram’s initial idea was that it would concentrate on crime reporting but his collaborator, engraver Henry Vizetelly, convinced him that a newspaper covering more general news would enjoy greater success.

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