Fabulous Cover Photos of the Picture Post Magazine from the 1930s to 1950s

Picture Post was a photojournalistic magazine published in the United Kingdom from 1938 to 1957. The magazine sold more than 1.7 million copies in just two months and was considered a pioneering example of photojournalism. Many have compared it to Life magazine.

The magazine’s editorial stance was liberal, anti-fascist, and populist, and from the start, Picture Post fought against the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany. As part of a picture story in the 26 November 1938 issue, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and Hermann Göring were juxtaposed with the faces of scientists, writers, and actors they were persecuting.

The following are vintage photos of Picture Post covers from the 1930s to the 1950s.

#2 The Queen’s Dressmaker, Picture Post, November 19th, 1938

#3 Eastenders at War, Picture Post, September 28th, 1940

#4 A Plan To Save India, Picture Post, February 28th, 1942

#7 We Make A Challenge, Picture Post, February 21st, 1942

#8 Girl From Honolulu, Picture Post, February 12th, 1944

#9 Wounded with a cup of tea, Picture Post, July 1st 1944

#11 In Praise of Summer, Picture Post, June 8th, 1946

#13 4Science Fights Famine, Picture Post, May 18th, 1946

#14 The End of the Holiday, Picture Post, September 14th, 1946

#15 Marilyn Monroe, Picture Post, December 13th, 1947

#16 Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini on the Italian island of Stromboli, Picture Post, May 14th, 1949

#18 Winston Churchill, Picture Post, September 3rd, 1949

#19 A Month With Princess Margaret, Picture Post, August 12th, 1950

#20 How Should We Choose Our Allies, Picture Post, September 2nd, 1950

#21 New Star in the Ricefields, Picture Post, March 11th, 1950

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