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Curator, Hulton Archive (Getty Images)

Holders of Picture Post Archive, London Stereoscopic Company Archives, many Fleet Street Press Agencies (Keystone Press, Topical Press, Fox Photos etc) and commerical photographers studios (W&D Downey, Sasha, Beresford, Baron, etc) plus extensive holdings of 19th & 20th century photography. Material available for bona fide research and exhibition loan.

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Picture Post Historical Archive

Launching in December, 2010 The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 is the complete, fully text searchable facsimile archive of the Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain between 1938-1957 that defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century. It is primarily intended as a resource for academic institutions.

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At 23:07 on May 29, 2010, michaelg said…
Dear Sara,
I will contact you shortly by telephone. I am sorry for the long delay in responding. I will explain by telephone. The PPs are yours!

At 21:31 on December 11, 2009, Jane said…
Sarah I was able to find a paper copy of the Gibbs-Smith article at the Queen's College library; thanks, but my new found librarian skills failed me with the other two; do you have access to either of them in full-text? could I be cheeky and ask you to attach them in a note to me or just on my page?
At 3:02 on December 11, 2009, Jane said…
PS Do you know Summerseat? Beautiful village especially when the sun is shining :)
At 3:01 on December 11, 2009, Jane said…
Sarah, I miss home and thinking about Rochdale and Bury and all the other lovely Lancashire locales makes me misty eyed... I need to visit soon.

I miss the markets, there is nothing to compare with it here in NYC; but it does have its benefits here better weather for the most part.
I also want to explore parts of England I never got to see. One day...
The video is fun and the questions the customers/client ask are hilarious,

Have a good weekend
At 16:16 on December 9, 2009, Sarah McDonald said…
ps - just noticed that you're from manchester. I'm orginally from Rochdale - just down the road!
At 16:15 on December 9, 2009, Sarah McDonald said…
hey Jane - yes we're here alright and far from selling up we're constantly adding to the files - 60 million images and counting... but the core Hulton collection of prints, negatives, transparencies, works on paper, magazines, etc still exists. Getty still owns major shareholding though we now have additional private investment.

this is a short fun film but it was photographed in the files so might be of interest. Good luck with the paper. Best, Sarah
At 14:42 on December 9, 2009, Jane said…
Thanks Sarah for the journal articles on the Hulton Collection they should be a great help. Is the original Hulton Collection as intially created by Sir Edward Hulton still intact in the UK? I also read something about Getty selling; as of right now it still belongs to them correct? I have to wrap this paper up by Monday, thanks for all the help,

Its raining cats and dogs here today (Bronx) but for an expat from Manchester, it feels just like home.
At 1:47 on December 7, 2009, Jane said…
Hello Sarah,
Do you happen to know of a publication or article that may cover the history of the Hulton Picture Archive from Edward Hulton to Getty. It is difficult to find anything about the years the BBC owned it and there is not much about the Hulton/Deutsch period. It would be wonderful if you could point me in the right direction,
At 14:26 on December 4, 2009, Jane said…
Sounds wonderful, who who would not want to work with Lindsay Duncan and Timothy Spall? I know Poliakoff presents a very romanticized view of archives, the few I have been too also have that "warehouse" ambience.
Have a good day,

At 1:57 on December 4, 2009, Jane said…
Just wanted to stop by and say hello, I have just joined the site and created a group re the Hulton Archives and Picture.Post I recognized your name from some articles in Black and White magazine; enjoyed your "History in Pictures" article. It was one of the first hits that came up when I searched for info on Hulton in Google. I initially became interested through watching Stephen Poliakoffs' wonderful drama, "Shooting the past" and realized he had based his archive on an actual photgraphic archive. I am not a photographer but love old photos and all the glamour and sometimes unglamourous images from Picture Post and similar sources.

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