Some of the finest ink drawing was created in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in response to the invention of the modern magazine. The popular new medium created a huge demand for black and white images in the years before reliable color printing. Just one of the new magazines, Life, employed an average of 25 different pen and ink illustrators each week.
A group of well known illustrators such as Charles Dana Gibson, James Montgomery Flagg, Joseph Clement Coll and Orson Lowell developed the craft of ink drawing for the new market. But there were dozens of other highly skilled, less remembered illustrators whose work for these magazines deserves attention.
Frank Godwin is mostly known for his popular comic strip in the 1950s but back in the 1920s he was a regular contributor to Collier's magazine.
Look at how magazines were chock full of drawing back then.
Prior to the introduction of full color the highest medium of expression in these magazines was line work with pen, brush and ink. As usual, constraint inspires creativity.
A lot of excellent drawing is buried back in those archives.