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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 30

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We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the distribution of newspapers by bicycle.

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A Novel Feature in London Life, the distribution of Newspapers by Bicycle Boys by R Ponsonby Staples

The second picture shows a comparison of human and animal skeletons.

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Skeleton of an Akka Woman compared with those of a Man of Ordinary Height and Du Chaillu's Gorilla

The third picture shows a Music Hall audience during the interval.

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London Sketches, at a Music Hall by J D Linton

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

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