every picture tells a story

Quot. 1847 antedates the use of this saying as an advertiser’s catch-phrase.

1847 C. BRONTË Jane Eyre I. i. The letter-press..I cared little for... Each picture told a story.

1904 Daily Mail 26 Feb. 8 A London woman and Doan’s Backache Kidney Pills... ‘Every picture tells a story.’

1967 E. WILLIAMS Beyond Belief iv. xxiii. Every Picture Tells a Story... Sergeant Carr stood with his..back to the fireplace, the lady next to the budgie, the dog next to her.

2001 Times Literary Supplement 2 Nov. 8 ‘We extend that which is limited by a frame to before and after, and through the craft of telling stories..we lend the immutable picture an infinite and inexhaustible life.’ This is not merely a gloss on ‘every picture tells a story’, but an unfashionably specific and an unfashionably true observation.


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