1950 Britain through the eyes of Picture Post

Howard Smith

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27th March 2019

Picture Post was the photojournalism magazine of the 40s and 50s. Just taking articles from 1950 this lectures looks as how Britain was at the time and in desparate need for regeneration. It is an incredibly nostalgic look and follows living, eating, sales, holidays, children's games, theatre and also the 1951 Festival of Britain. This hour long lecture contains over 300 scans, four film clips, advertising and ephemera. Remember Saturday morning cinema, holidays at Butlins or Scarborough - its all in this lecture.

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About Howard Smith

I am a retired graphic designer having worked in leading advertisiing agencies and with my own company for 35 years. My lectures are Graphic Design based where art is used for a defined purpose. I have always been involved in research to understand better communcation and each of my subjects have had a lifetime of research which I use to create fascinating, entertaining and educational hour lectures.

I am a Collector, Historian and Lecturer and specialise in Children's Publications and 1930s documentary films. I have had nationwide exhibitions on the 1950s Eagle and Dan Dare, I am a recognised author on Rupert from the Daily Express, publisher of many Social History books and having worked on Royal Mail Education I have a speciality in 1930s documentary films.

My talks are highly graphic and have a vintage film content.

Currently I am an accredited Arts Society lecturer. I have in Feb 2018 completed a tour of Cyprus for U3A and am also a speaker for local WI and Historical Societies. I speak at National Conventions on Dan Dare and Rupert. My latest talk on the Transatlantic Liners is a result of years of publishing reprints of Shipbuilder from the early twentieth century on both Cunard and White Star Line.

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