Thursday, March 12, 2009

The "Picture" Paper

The New York Daily Graphic had become the first fully illustrated paper in 1873. The paper was more or less used solely for entertainment purposes because it offered little text. Through the paper, people for the first time, were able to see things that were factual than leave the rest up to the imagination. The use of illustrations led to the use of political and economic cartoons used in later publications. This paper also provided a way to self advertise small businesses and campaigns that were happening in local areas.
But the paper was not getting a great reputation because of all the pictures that bombarded the paper. And by 1889, the paper was driven out of business by more "justifying" publications.

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At 5:21 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Yes, this paper is a good example of the increased demand for illustrated news. Two points: You write that the readers were able "see things that were factual than leave the rest up to the imagination." What makes you think these illustrations were "factual"? Second, It is unclear what you mean by a "justifying" publicatation. What's that?


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