Wednesday, 28 June 2006

The Penny Illustrated

Now online in searchable digitized format, the Penny Illustrated Paper was published in London between 1861 and 1913 providing "a valuable and entertaining source of detailed information on everyday life and historical events in Britain and across the Empire." This is the result of a project of the British Library and well worth exploring.

I tried searching "Ottawa" which gave 100 hits, and "Ottawa NOT Canada" which gave 60. However, the word CANADA was spotted in one of the results latter search so the OCR may not be very reliable. Nevertheless, you will be very unlucky not to find something for any substantial community or significant event in the period.

Search from: http://www.collectbritain.co.uk/system/paper/

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