We now have trial online access – until 20th May 2016 – to the Historical Archive of the famous Illustrated London News, which covers the entire run from the inaugural edition of May 1842 to 2003 when publication ceased.
Each page has been digitally reproduced in full colour and every article and caption is full-text searchable with hit-term highlighting and links to corresponding illustrations. Facsimiles of articles and illustrations can be viewed, printed and saved either individually or in the context of the page in which they appear.
The Archive includes a number of supplements that were produced to cover special events such as the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.
Some further interesting background to this publication may be viewed here.