In the early 19th century cheap broadsides detailing murders or sensational crimes, and the subsequent execution, were sold in the streets for a penny or less at the place of execution of the criminal featured in the particular broadside. These ephemeral publications were intended for the middle or lower classes, and featured the last dying speeches of the convicted. Extremely popular especially in instances of sensational crimes, they would lead later in the century to the newspapers the illustrated London news, and the more sensational Illustrated Police News. The Illustrated London news was the world's first illustrated newspaper, which the Police news reproduced. Both featured large images showing the detailed crimes of murder and sensation.
The Latest Particulars of Horrid Murder
Recreation of titlepage with added historical elements. Printed on handmade paper resembling the look and feel of paper from the period the work was produced (8.5" x 11"), or textured watercolour paper (5"x7"). Printed with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet and cardboard backing.