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The Post Office In Pictures

Event Details

The Post Office In Pictures

Time: May 19, 2012 to August 31, 2012
Location: Lumen Church
Street: 88 Tavistock Place
City/Town: London, WC1H 9RS
Website or Map: http://postalheritage.org.uk/
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: The Royal Mail Archive
Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2012

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Event Description

The Post Office in Pictures is an exhibition showcasing iconic photographic images sourced from The Royal Mail Archive.

In 1933 Sir Stephen Tallents was appointed Public Relations Officer to the General Post Office (GPO), and so began a major project to promote the range of postal services to the British public. One initiative was the establishment of The Post Office Magazine, intended to give a sense of shared community, camaraderie and endeavour. In order to do this, the GPO employed photographers to create beautiful, informative and often humorous photographs of the Post Office at work.

While the photographic documentation of the Post Office at work in the community has continued to today, this exhibition will celebrate photographs from the BPMA collection covering the 1930s to the 1990s.

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