Illustrated newspaper  

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Les Poires, as sold separately to cover the expenses of a trial of Le Charivari
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Les Poires, as sold separately to cover the expenses of a trial of Le Charivari
Awful conflagration of the steam boat Lexington in Long Island Sound on Monday eveg., January 13th 1840, by which melancholy occurence; over 100 persons perished.  Courier lithograph documenting a news event, published three days after the disaster.
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Awful conflagration of the steam boat Lexington in Long Island Sound on Monday eveg., January 13th 1840, by which melancholy occurence; over 100 persons perished. Courier lithograph documenting a news event, published three days after the disaster.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Although common today, illustrated newspapers were not introduced until the 1840s. When it was first published in 1842, The Illustrated London News was the first to add engravings of current events to their publication. Early French equivalents included Le Charivari. The illustrated newspaper was of importance in the development of visual culture and the impressionists.

History: with the advent of cheap paper, the illustrated newspaper was introduced in the 1840s. It was the television of its age, creating an impact by adding visuals to the news, using artist-engravers as illustrator-writers, an early version of correspondents.

Engraving

Before the advent of photography, engraving used to reproduce other forms of art, for example paintings. Engravings continued to be common in newspapers and many books into the early 20th century, as they were long cheaper to mass reproduce than photo images. Engraving has also always been used as a method of original artistic expression.

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