Imperial Views, Colonial Subjects: Victorian Periodicals and the Empire

See Images from an Exhibition Sterling Memorial LibraryYale University August – October 1999.

Not all these come from that exhibition. I grew up reading old bound copies of the Boys Own Paper and Chums. This post is inspired by Good luck, Davo.

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The Illuminated Magazine (vol. II) January 1844

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Allan M. Taylor. “The Chums: An Australian Sketch,” The Boy’s Own Paper (vol. XI, no. 419) January 22, 1887.

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Stanley Wood was a prolific illustrator of British newsmagazines during the Great War. His style appears to have a lot in common with later pulp fiction novel covers and comic book covers. It is quite hectic and full of dramatically moving people with exagerrated facial expressions.”

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Worse than *stranger danger*! Shirtless for Empire in the Boys Own Paper.

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