Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper
May 20, 1865
Volume 20, whole number 501
It is no exaggeration to crown Frank Leslie the “pioneer and founder of illustrated journalism in America.” Born Henry Carter, Leslie assumed his nom de guerre while working for the London Illustrated News in 1844, where he rose to chief of engraving within two years. He emigrated to America in 1849 to publicize P.T. Barnum’s “Swedish Nightingale,” Jenny Lind.