Picture Post on tour

The Picture Post project is now drawing to a close, and to make sure as many people know about what we got up to as possible, the BPMA has sent two displays travelling around Swindon and London.

The display in the entrance to Holborn Library, London.

The display in the entrance to Holborn Library, London.

To produce these eye-catching panels we worked with design agency Cai and Kyn, who are based in South London. They also designed the leaflet that accompanies the travelling display.

In the first panel you can find out about the BPMA and its diverse collections, whilst the second panel introduces our photography collection, and shows some wonderful examples of photographs from our POST 118 collection, as well as posters that use these PR photographs.

Postmen leaving a sorting office, 1896. (POST 118/5083)

Postmen leaving a sorting office, 1896. (POST 118/5083)

Post office lines of communication, c. 1950. Designed by Frederic Henri Kay Henrion. (POST 109/208)

Post office lines of communication, c. 1950. Designed by Frederic Henri Kay Henrion. (POST 109/208)

The third panel showcases some of the brilliant responses we had to the photographs at the sessions run at Holborn Community Centre in London, and with Artsite in Swindon. You can read more about these in previous blogs.

Collage produced during Picture Post in Swindon.

Collage produced during Picture Post in Swindon.

Collage produced during Picture Post in Swindon.

Collage produced during Picture Post in Swindon.

So far the displays have already been to Holborn and Highgate Libraries in London, and the Central Library and The Platform Youth Centre in Swindon.

Two visitors find out more about Picture Post at The Platform, Swindon.

Two visitors find out more about Picture Post at The Platform, Swindon.

At The Platform, the families who took part in the Swindon side of the project got to see their work on display during a day celebrating their achievements.

Participants in Picture Post Swindon pose in front of the display.

Participants in Picture Post Swindon pose in front of the display.

 The participants from London will do the same on 25t February 2011, when they gather at Holborn Community Association’s Bedford House for their Celebration Day.

Archive photos and more images from the project can be viewed on Flickr

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