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The Primrose League annual meeting held on the 14th May 1897 at the Portman Rooms, Baker Street, London.

This extract from the 'PENNY ILLUSTRATED PAPER' 22nd May 1897, page 12.
The Countess of Jersey is standing.

The Penny Illustrated Paper (1861-1913).

Ebenezer Farrington published the first issue of his weekly 'Penny Illustrated Paper' on 12th October 1861, against competition such as 'The Illustrated London News', but with a much lower cover price. The title proudly proclaimed itself in capital letters and carried the motto: 'With all the news of the week'. In early copies, the banner's pictorial background features sailing ships in harbour, lifting cranes, and a steam engine on a railway viaduct with mountains rising in the background. It adopted a campaigning stance, from the start, with aspirations to help solve the terrible amount of suffering, disorder, and vice that was present at the time. It offered articles covering a wide variety of subjects, many generously illustrated with woodcuts (in later issues to be replaced with photographs), reflecting the degree of popular interest in current events and the 'celebrities' of Victorian life. One of the predominant features of the 'Penny Illustrated Paper' was the honesty of the reporting, together with the clarity of its expression.
Penny Illustrated Paper: 12th October 1861 - 28th December 1907 (No's. 1-2431)
Continued as:
P.I.P.: Penny Illustrated Paper: 4th January 1908 - 29th March 1913 (No's. 2432-2705)
Continued as:
London Life: P.I.P.: 5th April - 24th May 1913 (No's. 2706-2713)
Discontinued.

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