How it all be­gan

Coun­try Life cel­e­brates its 120th an­niver­sary, tells the re­mark­able story of how the mag­a­zine came into be­ing un­der the ex­act­ing eye of its founder, Ed­ward Hud­son

Country Life Every Week - - My Favourite Painting Mark Price -

Coun­try Life Il­lus­trated. white pho­to­graphs, so richly inked that they felt slightly grainy to the touch.

Leaf­ing through it now, and com­par­ing it to the mag­a­zine you are hold­ing, is to see the cater­pil­lar be­side the but­ter­fly. Like most pe­ri­od­i­cals of the time, its front cover is oc­cu­pied by ad­ver­tise­ments—which were not fi­nally con­fined in­side un­til 1941—but they are not yet for houses: ‘The new Raw Hide Rid­ing Whip by Swaine & Adeney’ sits along­side Cad­bury’s co­coa and Os­mond

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