A great strength of Wonders of World Engineering was the illustrations used. The publishers reckoned over 2,000 illustrations were used in compiling this fascinating and informative part-work.
These pages explore the richness of these illustrations in more detail, providing further information about the full-colour covers, the colour plates, the photogravure supplements, and the full-page black and white illustrations. See the sections below for more information.
Many issues of Wonders of World Engineeringcontained a photogravure supplement printed on heavier paper. They were usually bound in the centre of the issue.
The following link will illustrate all the photogravure supplements, or click on the image of the giant crane.
The photogravure supplements also feature within the details of the relevant issues of Wonders of World Engineering on this website.
Colour plates were a regular feature of Wonders of World Engineering. Both part 1 and part 2 contained folding colour plates. The usual single page plate was usually attached to one of the pages of the issue. Several colour plates also appeared as covers to the series.
The following link lists all the colour plates, or click on the image of the steelworks.
The colour plates also feature within the details of the relevant issue of Wonders of World Engineering on this website.
Full-Page Black & White Photographs
Most issues of Wonders of World Engineering contained at least one full-page black and white photograph.
These are reproduced in the relevant articles Wonders of World Engineering on this website. An example can be seen by clicking on the image of the “Hindenburg”.
Every issue of Wonders of World Engineering came with a full-colour cover.
There are fifty-three all, and they can be seen by using the Volume 1 or Volume 2 tabs, since every cover is illustrated on this website.