Advert for Wismer & Son, engravers & stencil plate cutters
Printer: Rogers, R
Medium: Print on paper
Despite the wide availability of other methods of reproduction, wood engraving remained the most popular medium for illustration during the 19th century. The process was relatively inexpensive, particularly after a fall in the price of paper and the development high-speed presses, which made it possible to produce large runs of illustrations. The images could be very detailed and a fashion for pictorial journalism developed from the popularity of the woodblock engraving.