DESBARATS George E.
Commemorative Portfolio: Canadian Illustrated News: 7.
This Montréal publisher launched The Canadian Illustrated News Saturday 15 January 1870. This was the first photo-illustrated magazine in history. The magazine used a photo-engraving process developed by the engraver William Leggo of Quebec.
He organized a company of Canadian and U.S. investors, which published The New York Daily Graphic, using Leggo’s photo-engraving technique. Launched 30 October 1869, it was the first fully illustrated newspaper in the United States.
He went bankrupt in 1974, and lost The Canadian Illustrated News. He rebuilt his publishing business and launched The Dominion Illustrated News in 1885 after the new owners of The Canadian Illustrated News closed its doors in 1883
The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland and Stewart Ltd., 1979: 30.
Commemorative Portfolio: Canadian Illustrated News. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd. November 1970.