bc Picture Post, Hulton's National Weekly, from October 1, 1938, the English Illustrated Weekly Tabloid
 b PICTURE POST
Hulton's National Weekly
From October 1, 1938
The first British photo tabloid weekly
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Page updated 21st September, 2015.

Contents for V1, issues 2,4,6,8,10.
Entire collection for sale

After a two-year examination (2006-2008) of the Illustrated London News, my morning reading switched to the famous English photo weekly, PICTURE POST. Along with LIFE and the ILN, this publication changed the delivery style of the news we 'read' in the printed form.

Over a year later; I'd read through a dozen years of PICTURE POST and came to the end of the collection. PP could be described as a 'noble publication'. Rarely if ever did it give a one-sided view of events. For example in the late 1930s it ran a story on the British communist movement, followed a week later by a similar article on the British nazi movement! Similarly, the letter column always showed letters in support of both sides of any subject, or argument.

<14th October, 1944 issue with Margaret Lockwood decorating the cover. 
Issues had thinned by 1944, but the print quality was top-notch!

Below are full contents listings for 5 of the first 10 issues.

V1, no.2 (October 8, 1938) 3d [Editor: Stefan Lorant]
Cover * Neville Chamberlain “I have done all one man

 can do to save peace.”
PICTORIAL FEATURES
7 * Britain Mans Her Defences
8-11 * The Life Story of Neville Chamberlain
12-13 * Hitler ! How Can You forget This
14 * The Leader and His Generals - the Farmer and His Family
15-17 * What are They talking About?
19-23 * London by Night
24 * This Happened in 1914
25-29 * Spinsters
30 * Lots of Poor Children would be Glad
31 * Massine Rehearses
32-33 * What are They Looking At?
34 -38 * The Life of a Chelsea Pensioner
49-51 * A Day with Gordon Richards
52 * Dance of Death
53-59 * Trouble About Hair
60 * Only a Lettuce
61-64 * And Again: Back to School
65-67 * Safe Deposit
77 * October: Month of Fairs
SPECIAL FEATURES
Colour section
39-42 * The Paintings of Sir Joshua Reynolds
Survey
43-48 * The Royal Air Force
ARTICLES
18 * Hulton, Edward * Should the Pope Leave Rome?
53-57 * White, Antonia * Trouble About Hair [dup as per issue]
71-72 * The Other Neville Chamberlain
75 * Langdon-Davies, John * Science To-day
STORIES
69-70 * Cronin, A.J. * The Night Call
73 * Herbert, A.P * The Swan Song

 

 

V1, no.4 (October 22, 1938) 3d [Editor: Stefan Lorant]
Cover * A Day in the Life of
 (page dam. - Grenadier Guard?)

PICTORIAL FEATURES
7* David Low, the famous Cartoonist
8-11 * Birth of a Cartoon
12-15 * A Glamour Girl’s Day
16 * The Legion Marches Again
17-22 * She Rules an Island
23-27 * The Heart of the Empire
28 * A Sight that Drew Millions
29-31 * General Ugaki
32-33 * Monkey Tricks
35-38 * Grandmothers’ Club
44-46 * Speedway Racing
47-51 * Girl Pilots
52-53 * The Don Cossacks Sing a Song
54 * A Photograph - and How They Published It
55-57 * The Album of a Teacher in the Crisis
58-59 * The Human Pin-wheel
60 * The Beautiful Flower is an Onion
61-63 * The Last House in Britain
SPECIAL FEATURES
Colour Section
39-42 * The Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough
Survey
64-67 * Cummings, A.J. * The Foreign Office
ARTICLES
34 * Hulton, Edward * What Shall We tell youth?
61-63, 77 * Betjeman, John * The Last House in Britain
69 * Langdon-Davies, John * Science to-day
71-72 * Jacobs, W.W. * Out-Sailed
73-74 * The Man who Caught the Alligator
75-76, 78 * Kersh, Gerald * The Earwig

bc V1, no.6 (November 5, 1938) 3d [Editor: Stefan Lorant]
Cover * The Crinoline Comes Back

PICTORIAL FEATURES
17 * The Problem of our Day
18-22 * War in the Holy Land
23-25 * Dance Madness in the USA
26-28 * Mr and Mrs Chiang Kai-Shek
29-34 * London’s Bohemia
35-37 * First Night of All
44-49 * Crisis By-election
50 * The Fuhrer Listens
51-53 * The Crinoline Comes Back
54-55 * Speakers in Hyde Park
56-57 * Speakers in the Zoo
58-59 * Life in a Lighthouse
SPECIAL FEATURES
Colour Section
39-43 * The Work of Sir Henry Raeburn
Survey
64-67 * The Law
ARTICLES
29-34, 75 * Betjeman, John * London’s Bohemia
38 * Hulton, Edward * Why Not a British Film Industry?
44-49, 78 * Harrisson, Tom * Crisis By-election
67 * Langdon-Davies, John * Science To-day
69-70 * Life Behind the Headlines
71-73 * O. Henry * Money in Matrimony

V1, no.8 (November 19 1938) 3d [Editor: Stefan Lorant]
Cover * A-Hunting We Will Go

PICTORIAL FEATURES
13 * Autumn Comes to England
14-16 * The Man who Must Make Us Safe
17-22 * Hunting the Fox
23-25 * A Concert in a Museum
26-29 * The Queen’s Dressmaker
30-31 * Mary Atkins on Parade
32-33 * Village School in Leicester Square
34 * Snake Eats Egg
35-37 * Torpedoes from the Air
43 * Terrible Accident in Holborn
44 * Goggle Fishing
45-50 * Manchester
51-53 * India-Rubber Girls
SPECIAL FEATURES
Colour Section
39-42 * The Work of George Morland
Survey
54-57 * The B.B.C.
ARTICLES
38 * Hulton, Edward * Does a Soldier Need a Brain?
58 * Langdon-Davies, John * Science To-day
59-61 * Day, Clarence * Father Sews on a Buttton
63-67 * Fisher, John * The Life Behind the Headlines
69-78 * Smythe, F.S. * The Abominable Snowman

V1, no.10 (December 3, 1938) 3d [Editor: Stefan Lorant]
Cover * A Day in the Life of (page dam.)

PICTORIAL FEATURES
13 * The Greatest War Photographer
14-24 * This is War
25-29 * The L.C.C. at Work
30-31 * The Sleep Walkers
32 * New Light Magic
33-35 * Where the Beauties Go to Lunch
36-38 * This is the Cult of the New Day
39-41 * A Little Lady’s Toilet
48-52 * The Rothschild’s Give a Party
53-55 * Buskers of London
56 * A Bean Breaks Out
57-60 * How to Become a Football Star
SPECIAL FEATURES
Colour Section
39-42 * The Work of J.M.W. Turner
Survey
64-67 * The General Post Office
ARTICLES
42 * Hulton, Edward * Do We Profit from the Lessons of History
75-79 * The Life Behind the Hedlines
81-83-85 * The Burglar
36-38, 85-86 * Poulton, Frank * This is the Cult of the New Day

Entire collection for sale
1. V1-V3 no.13 / 1939 / 24 issues / 7.11 Kg
2. V4-V6 no.13 / 1940 / 34 issues / 7.27 Kg
3. V7-V11 no.13 / 1941 / 32 issues / 4.46 Kg
4. V12-V33 / 1946 / 76 issues / 6.67 Kg
5. V34-V42 no.13 / 1949 / 64 issues / 6.61 Kg
6. V43-V44 / 1949 / 17 issues / 2.4 Kg
TOTAL 247 issues / 34.52 Kg 
PICK UP the lot $250 (postage and packing in 3 cartons within Australia + $75)

 

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