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Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePicture Post Magazine Advertisement - Credit: Les Wilcockson
 Picture Post was a popular English magazine published between 1938 and 1957. It is considered a pioneering example of photojournalism and was extremely successful, at its height selling nearly 2,000,000 copies a week. The magazine campaigned against wartime atrocities, including the persecution of Jews, and was at the forefront of journalism on World War Two. Reminders of the popularity of the magazine can still be found in the advertisements painted on buildings throughout England.