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Trial access to Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957

By Sarah Gilmore, on 23 February 2021

UCL has trial access to Gale’s Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 until 31st March. Please note that this trial has now been extended until 31st July 2021.

The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 comprises the complete archive from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957—all digitized from originals in full colour.

Picture Post’s use of photo-journalism captured the imagination of the British people, with readership at its peak estimated at 80% of the population. In the era before television, it became the window on the world for ordinary people, bringing the major social and political issues of the day into popular consciousness and providing a snapshot of British life from the 1930s.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

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