Launch of The Graphic

Title-page of the Graphic with decorative borader

An illustrated weekly paper known for its social realism and the high-quality of its illustrations, The Graphic was one of the periodicals that Clemence and Laurence Housman pored over as children in their country home in Bromsgrove. Laurence recalled that The Graphic stimulated the siblings’ interest in the outside world and its issues (Unexpected Years). Later, working as a professional reproductive wood engraver in London, Clemence Housman engraved woodblocks for The Graphic from approximately 1885-1895.

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4 Dec 1869 to 1932