The Daily Sketch was initially established in Manchester. The picture daily was very successful and its owner, Edward Hulton, also opened an office in London. Over the years the newspaper published several scoop pictures. This included pictures of the sinking of the Titanic and the death of Emily Davison.
William Gore, one of its photographers, was in Belgium on the outbreak of the First World War and took important pictures during the Battle of Mons. The Daily Sketch was also the first newspaper to publish pictures of the Battle of the Falklands.
After the First World War the Daily Sketch was purchased by Sir William Berry (later Viscount Camrose) and his company Allied Newspapers. It developed into a right-wing tabloid but did badly against the Daily Mirror, that supported political reform.
In 1952 it was sold to Associated Newspapers. Sales remained low and in 1971 it was merged with the more popular Daily Mail.