27 January 2011

Trial e-Resource - Picture Post Historical Archive

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We have a free trial of the Picture Post Historical Archive database until 25 February 2011.

This unique archive contains the complete, searchable, full-colour Picture Post, the pioneering illustrated newspaper published in Britain between 1938-1957. It contains almost 50,000 pages and thousands of images.

Picture Post’s innovative use of photojournalism provides a unique visual record of British life during this pre-television era. 

It captures a crucial period of 20th century history, in images - from shots of daily life to serious and history-defining moments of domestic and international affairs. At its peak, Picture Post was read by 80% of the British population.

Picture Post is an invaluable resource for research in media, journalism, history and photography, and for studying how international social and political issues of the day were brought into popular consciousness.

Contact jmy for trial access details (University of St Andrews staff and students only)

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NB: the Library has permanent access to The Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003

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