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Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957


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Inhalt :: Content

Online-Service mit Zugang zu sämtlichen Ausgaben der "Picture Post" im Volltext- und Faksimileformat. Die "Picture Post" war eine bekannte fotojournalistische Zeitschrift in Großbritannien, die 1938 von Stefan Lorant gegründet wurde und bis 1957 erschien. Sie galt als ein Pionier des Fotojournalismus.

Verlag :: Publisher

Gale Cengage

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Verlagsinformation :: Publisher's information

The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 consists of the complete, fully searchable facsimile archive of The Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain from 1938-1957 that defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century. As the latest addition to Gale's Historical Newspapers Collection, The Picture Post provides students and researchers with online access to a unique visual record of the 1930s to 1950s - from the humorous and light-hearted snapshots of daily life to the serious and history defining moments of domestic and international affairs.

Users can browse and search online almost 50,000 pages of the paper online, gaining remarkable insight into a crucial period of 20th century history - from the stormy years leading up to World War II to the first decade of the Cold War. An invaluable resource for students, teachers and researchers of media, journalism, history and photography, The Picture Post is also a heritage collection providing excellent - and highly visual - primary source material for family and local history researchers.

For users that already have access to other digitised newspapers in our collection, like The Illustrated London News Historical Archive and The Times Digitial Archive, the collection provides additional - and highly visual - avenues and in-roads into research of the period. Coming soon, in 2011, users will be able to cross-search The Picture Post with other Gale historical newspapers on the new, cross-searchable platform, Gale NewsVault, increasing the depth and breadth of their research.

About The Picture Post

The Picture Post's liberal, anti-Fascist, populist editorial stance, coupled with candid 35mm photography by a stable of talented photographers, was a runaway success from its first issue. Circulation reached 1.7m within six months and readership was estimated at 80% of the British population during the war years.

Subjects covered

The Picture Post's innovative use of photo-journalism captured the imagination of the British people in this pre-television era. The magazine turned its lens on the major national and international social and political issues of the day, bringing into sharp focus:

- WWII and the persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany

- Korean War including coverage of S.Korea's abuse of political prisoners

- British Social History 1930s-1950s including issues around Race and Immigration

- Post-war reconstruction in Britain including launching the social 'Plan for Britain' and influencing the creation of the NHS in 1945

Disciplines covered

The Picture Post has enormous cross-disciplinary appeal and is an excellent resource for anyone with an interest in or studying and teaching in the following areas:

- History

- Politics

- Media / Journalism

- Cultural Studies

- Sociology

- Art & Photography

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