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.