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The Graphic

The Graphic was founded in December 1869 by William Luson Thomas, who had previously worked as a master wood engraver at The Illustrated London News. Thomas wanted to produce a weekly pictorial paper to rival the ILN, and engaged the finest artists for his new paper.The Graphic could boast John Millais, Lawrence Alma Tadema and Luke Fildes among the distinguished roster of contributors in the 19th century. Thomas Hardy was one of the great writers to contribute stories.

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