The portraits of women in « L'illustration »
In 1843, the creation of « L’Illustration » revolutionized the press by introducing the « Image », making it a prime element of information.
Therefore, « L’Illustration » represents the modern press, using advanced print technologies and investing more and more in innovation.
For example, the directors of L'Illustration contribute to financing the research opportunities and new discoveries of the Lumière brothers. They will publish the first black and white photograph, and then, they moved on to color photographs.
The pictures we propose on our site have been published in the pages of « L’Illustration » of 1920s. They do not represent women of the 20s, but simply, a certain vision of women.