11 July 2011

New e-Resource - Picture Post Historical Archive

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After a successful trial, the Picture Post Historical Archive has been added to the Library's range of electronic databases.

This unique archive of the complete Picture Post, the pioneering illustrated newspaper published in Britain between 1938-1957, contains thousands of images.

Innovative use of photojournalism
provides a fascinating visual record of British life during this pre-television era, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things - all captured for posterity.

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. 

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.

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