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Picture Post Historical Archive

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The Picture Post Historical Archive is the complete, fully text searchable facsimile archive of the Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain between 1938-1957 that defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century.

The Picture Post provides students and researchers with online access to a remarkable visual record of the 1930s to 1950s from the humorous and light-hearted snapshots of daily life in Britain to the serious and history-defining moments of domestic and international affairs.

The collection features the work of Berty Hardy, Kurt Hutton, John Chillingworth, Bill Brandt, Humphrey Spender, Thurston Hopkins and many more iconic photojournalists.

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Learning Management System? Yes
Text and Data Mining? No
Alumni Access? No
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History

Date Coverage

1938-1957