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The Illustrated Press

At the turn of the 20th century, the press underwent profound changes. Vehicles for the debate of ideas in the 19th century, newspapers focussed on information, particularly on national and foreign news, special events and sports in the 20th century. Thanks to technical advances in reproduction processes, it became possible to illustrate newspaper articles with drawings and photographs. After the 1920s, photographs assumed increasing importance in the new, daily information sources called newspapers.

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Printing press for the Daily Mail newspaper, NF, about 1925 (MP-0000.25.911)

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Printing press for the Daily Mail newspaper, NF, about 1925
Newfoundland Development Company
About 1925, 20th century
MP-0000.25.911

Morning Promenade & Evening Dresses (M2004X.6.4.292)

Print - Fashion illustration
Morning Promenade & Evening Dresses
1813, 19th century
M2004X.6.4.292

Agence France-Presse Cover, Part 1 (M997.52.269)

Drawing, cartoon
Agence France-Presse Cover, Part 1
Serge Chapleau
1995, 20th century
M997.52.269