Advert For 'Pearson's Weakly', Periodical
Printer: Clement Smith Printing Works
Medium: Print on paper
In 1880 George Newnes launched a weekly newspaper that cost just 1 penny. It contained all sorts of trivia news items and was entitled 'Tit-Bits from All the Most Interesting Books, Newspapers and Periodicals in the World'. It was very popular and other publishers copied it. In 1890 Cyril Arthur Pearson, a well known journalist, founded Pearson's Weekly'. Advertised as a magazine filled with sensational stories and curious facts, it was very jingoistic and opinionated, and was soon one of the most popular magazines of the period.