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 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