From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Exposition Universelle - In the Chinese section (1900). Illustration by Louis Rémy Sabattier
Masthead in 1864.

L'Illustration was a weekly French newspaper published in Paris from 1843 to 1944.[1] It was founded by Édouard Charton and the first issue was published on March 4, 1843.

In 1891, L'Illustration became the first French newspaper to publish a photograph. Many of these photographs came from syndicated photo-press agencies like Chusseau-Flaviens, but the publication also employed its own photographers such as Léon Gimpel and others. In 1907, L'Illustration was the first to publish a color photograph. It also published Gaston Leroux' novel Le mystère de la chambre jaune as a serial a year before its 1908 release.

Notable people connected to L'Illustration[edit]





During the Second World War, while it was owned by the Baschet family, L'Illustration supported Marshal Philippe Pétain's Révolution nationale.[2] However, it turned down pro-German articles by Jacques Bouly de Lesdain.[2] However, Lesdain later became its political editor.[3][4]

The magazine was shut down in 1944 following the Liberation of Paris.[5] Another version re-opened in 1945 under the name France-Illustration, but went bankrupt in 1957.


  1. ^ French Wartime Magazines and Periodicals: L'Illustration.
  2. ^ a b c Geneste, Elsa (2013). "René Maran et la Résistance : enquête sur une prétendue collaboration". Présence Africaine (in French). 1 (187–188): 139–152. doi:10.3917/presa.187.0139.
  3. ^ Lackerstein, Debbie (March 2012). National Regeneration in Vichy France: Ideas and Policies, 1930-1944. Ashgate. p. 210. ISBN 978-0754667216.
  4. ^ Lambauer, Barbara (2004). "Otto Abetz, inspirateur et catalyseur de la collaboration culturelle". In Betz, Albrecht; Martens, Stefan (eds.). Les intellectuels et l'Occupation, 1940-1944. Paris: Autrement. pp. 64–89. ISBN 9782746705401. Retrieved October 4, 2016 – via Cairn.info.
  5. ^ Grenier, Jean (1997). Sous l'Occupation (Collection "Pour mémoire") (in French). Publisher: C. Paulhan. ISBN 978-2912222008.


External links[edit]