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Advert For 'Pearson's Weakly', Periodical

Advert For 'Pearson's Weakly', Periodical

Printer: Clement Smith Printing Works

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Evan.9035

Item number: 9035

Genre: Leaflet

This leaflet is an advertisment for a periodical entitled Pearson's Weekly.
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.

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