This afternoon I had a chat with Jon Holmes on Talk Radio about the images that emerged from yesterday’s attack on Westminster. If you’re one of my Facebook friends, you can see the conversation I had with a few people before/after the radio interview. There was an interesting article in the New Statesman, an older one from World […]
“This collection boasts more than 1000 Soviet political posters spanning the whole Soviet era from February 1917 to December 1991. Sergo Grigorian has meticulously constructed a collection of political posters, deliberately disregarding other interesting Soviet themes such as cinema, circus, theatre, sports and advertising (except those with clear underlying political meaning). In addition, Sergo Grigorian collects a wide range […]
“This online exhibit is designed to introduce you to the history of images used in public health posters in the twentieth century. It utilizes the world’s largest collection of poster art dealing with questions of health in the United States, housed at the National Library of Medicine. Many of these images can also be viewed […]
“Britain entered the war on 4 August 1914. The possessor of a small professional army and without a policy of conscription she had urgent need of more men – many, many more men – for training within the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). Thus the government in London acted quickly in bringing out a stream of […]
Seventy years after the radio announcement that informed the nation that Britain was at war, Imperial War Museum London is mounting Outbreak 1939, a new special exhibition, which will explore the build-up to and preparations for war, from August 20. Terry Charman, senior Imperial War Museum Historian, describes some of the iconic posters from 1939.