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"Exploring the Power of Media: From Fire Stations to Propaganda Posters

Background imageMedia Collection: A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland

A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland
1198172 A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland, (colour lithograph) by Gawthorn

Background imageMedia Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station replaced two older Bermondsey fire stations that were closed down

Background imageMedia Collection: Soviet propaganda poster by boris parmeev (parmeyev) called under the sun of the motherland we

Soviet propaganda poster by boris parmeev (parmeyev) called under the sun of the motherland we strengthen, ussr, 1970s

Background imageMedia Collection: Advertisement for The Graphic

Advertisement for The Graphic
A striking advertisement for weekly illustrated magazine, The Graphic (founded 1869 by William Luson Thomas), showing a busy street scene with buses and trams advertising the paper

Background imageMedia Collection: David Attenborough, British naturalist

David Attenborough, British naturalist
David Attenborough. Caricature of the British naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Frederick Attenborough (born 1926) holding a frog

Background imageMedia Collection: Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways

Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways
1198131 Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways, 1937 (offset colour lithograph) by English School, (20th century)

Background imageMedia Collection: Daily Mirror Staff Photographer Alisdair MacDonald aged 21. February 1962

Daily Mirror Staff Photographer Alisdair MacDonald aged 21. February 1962

Background imageMedia Collection: Aerospatiale BAC Concorde

Aerospatiale BAC Concorde
Concorde 002 Prototype Roll-Out Ceremony Seen from Roof of the Brabazon Hangars Date: 1968

Background imageMedia Collection: LFDCA-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LFDCA-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station became the setting for the fictitious Blackwall fire station in the popular television series Londons Burning

Background imageMedia Collection: A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph)

A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph)
1769905 A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph) by Kenneth Shoesmith (1890-1939) & Verney L

Background imageMedia Collection: The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c

The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c
1769903 The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c.1925 (colour lithograph) by Maxwell, Donald (1877-1936); 102x127 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Weald of Kent)

Background imageMedia Collection: Daily Telegraph front pages, 1914, 1918 and 1919, WW1

Daily Telegraph front pages, 1914, 1918 and 1919, WW1
Daily Telegraph front pages for 3 August 1914 and 11 November 1918, marking the beginning and end of the First World War

Background imageMedia Collection: Advertisement for W H Smith

Advertisement for W H Smith -- newsboy on an enamel sign. circa 1925

Background imageMedia Collection: Bonzo adds a fifth to the quartet

Bonzo adds a fifth to the quartet
Bonzo, listening to music on the radio, adds a fifth to the quartet, and starts to howl. Date: 1923

Background imageMedia Collection: Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia
Map of the ancient Tigris and Euphrates region. Printed color 19th-century illustration

Background imageMedia Collection: Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London

Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London
A roomful of male compositors in London, typesetting the pages of the Morning Post newspaper by hand

Background imageMedia Collection: Actress Diana Dors surrounded by autograph hunters at Cannes Film Festival

Actress Diana Dors surrounded by autograph hunters at Cannes Film Festival May 1956

Background imageMedia Collection: Movie Theater Marquee

Movie Theater Marquee
A huge crowd gathers outside the Warner Brothers theater on Wiltshire Boulevard in Los Angeles for a film premiere, 1930s. The marquee reads in part Premiere of Premieres; Grand Opening Tonight

Background imageMedia Collection: Press photographer with hidden camera in his hat

Press photographer with hidden camera in his hat
A rather shifty looking press photographer cunningly conceals a camera behind his hat with the lens poking through a convenient hole. Date: 1914

Background imageMedia Collection: The Daily Express Building in Fleet Street was built in 1931, all black and clear

The Daily Express Building in Fleet Street was built in 1931, all black and clear glass panels set in chromium. Owen Williams was the architect

Background imageMedia Collection: A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic

A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic
1764812 A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic, brass and paper-case rifle and shot cartridges arranged in the form of an extended W (metallic)

Background imageMedia Collection: The Daily Courant

The Daily Courant
Front page of The Daily Courant, the first daily paper. The paper began in 1702 and was at first a single sheet printed on one side only. This copy three years later is printed on both sides

Background imageMedia Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey, SE London, built in 1928. This fire station was the location for the early seasons of the ITV series Londons Burning

Background imageMedia Collection: William Rust, British communist and newspaper editor

William Rust, British communist and newspaper editor
William Charles Rust (1903-1949), British communist activist, member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and editor of the Daily Worker newspaper, seen here at his desk

Background imageMedia Collection: Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph)

Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph)
1198038 Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph) by Chaurand-Naurac, Jean Raoul (1878-1948)

Background imageMedia Collection: Publication on the death of Queen Victoria 1901

Publication on the death of Queen Victoria 1901
Front cover reporting on the death of Her Majesty Queen Victoria in The Queen, The Ladys Newspaper & Court Chronicle, dated 26 January 1901, four days after her death

Background imageMedia Collection: Daily Chronicle, Never more confident of victory, WW1

Daily Chronicle, Never more confident of victory, WW1
Daily Chronicle, original news stand poster, " Never more confident of victory" -- Mr Asquith, 29 July 1915, First World War. 1915

Background imageMedia Collection: Chronological chart of the Visions of Daniel and John, 1843 (colour litho)

Chronological chart of the Visions of Daniel and John, 1843 (colour litho)
AQS257138 Chronological chart of the Visions of Daniel and John, 1843 (colour litho) by American School, (19th century); American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

Background imageMedia Collection: Nick Davies foreign editor of the Daily Mirror talks to Nick Fullagar. 28th October 1991

Nick Davies foreign editor of the Daily Mirror talks to Nick Fullagar. 28th October 1991

Background imageMedia Collection: Newspaper printing. Delivery vans of the London evening News wait for the paper to roll

Newspaper printing. Delivery vans of the London evening News wait for the paper to roll off the press in Fleet Street. 1961

Background imageMedia Collection: BBC broadcast from the aviary at London Zoo, 20th century

BBC broadcast from the aviary at London Zoo, 20th century. Officials of the British Broadcasting Corporation, preparing to broadcast sounds from the aviary at London Zoo

Background imageMedia Collection: Front page, Youth Against the Bomb, CND newspaper

Front page, Youth Against the Bomb, CND newspaper, with an article about support from Paul McCartney of The Beatles pop group, Easter 1964. 1964

Background imageMedia Collection: Old lead letters forming the word Podcast

Old lead letters forming the word Podcast

Background imageMedia Collection: HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1

HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1
HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, launched 1916, served during the latter part of the First World War, converted to use as an aircraft carrier during the late 1920s

Background imageMedia Collection: Printing the Daily Telegraph newspaper, London, c1900 (1903)

Printing the Daily Telegraph newspaper, London, c1900 (1903). From Living London, Vol. II, by George R. Sims. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1903]

Background imageMedia Collection: Cover design, Pears Annual, 1909

Cover design, Pears Annual, 1909
Cover design, Pears Annual for 1909, price sixpence, with two people walking through a snowy rural landscape. 1909

Background imageMedia Collection: Town crier, St Marys, Scilly Isles

Town crier, St Marys, Scilly Isles
The local town crier, Wilfred Tonkin, on St Mary s, Scilly Isles. Seen here announcing the fact that the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, has taken up residence in his holiday bungalow

Background imageMedia Collection: Medes of ancient times

Medes of ancient times
Nobles of ancient Media, part of the Assyrian and Persian empires. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageMedia Collection: Japanese Horse

Japanese Horse
A horse tied to a tree - an embroidered fukusa, a kind of mixed media production in which some parts (such as the horses body) are embroidered, other parts painted

Background imageMedia Collection: Kittens Playing on Desk, (oil on canvas)

Kittens Playing on Desk, (oil on canvas)
1197583 Kittens Playing on Desk, (oil on canvas) by Neuville, Alfred Brunel de (1852-1941); 55.8x66. cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; French, out of copyright

Background imageMedia Collection: Mrs Giles Borrett, first female BBC radio announcer

Mrs Giles Borrett, first female BBC radio announcer
Mrs Giles Borrett (her stage name as an actress was Sheila Stewart), first female BBC radio announcer. She had a three-month trial, and received good notices, but her contract was terminated

Background imageMedia Collection: Boxer Frank Bruno and TV presenter Harry Carpenter Known for his double act with British

Boxer Frank Bruno and TV presenter Harry Carpenter Known for his double act with British boxing great Bruno, Carpenter also presented Sportsnight, Grandstand and Sports Personality of the Year

Background imageMedia Collection: Birmingham Press Club Ball, 29th November 1968. At the tombola stand

Birmingham Press Club Ball, 29th November 1968. At the tombola stand, members of the cast of ATV series The Champions, from left, Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo and William Gaunt

Background imageMedia Collection: Brazilian football star Pele surrounded by photographers

Brazilian football star Pele surrounded by photographers and cameramen at the Brazilian team press conference at Lymm, Cheshire during the 1966 World Cup tournament in England. 7th July 1966

Background imageMedia Collection: Woman! Learn your letters!, 1923. Artist: Elizaveta Sergeevna Kruglikova

Woman! Learn your letters!, 1923. Artist: Elizaveta Sergeevna Kruglikova
Woman! Learn your letters!, 1923

Background imageMedia Collection: Join the red forces to get a better life, 1921. Artist: Vladimir Mayakovsky

Join the red forces to get a better life, 1921. Artist: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Join the red forces to get a better life, 1921

Background imageMedia Collection: Norwich, LMS & L. N. E. R, c. 1940 (lithograph in colours)

Norwich, LMS & L. N. E. R, c. 1940 (lithograph in colours)
1766923 Norwich, LMS & L.N.E.R, c.1940 (lithograph in colours) by Ginner, Charles (1878-1952); 100x62 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Norwich, LMS & L.N.E.R. Charles Ginner (1878-1952)

Background imageMedia Collection: The Scribe, (oil on canvas)

The Scribe, (oil on canvas)
651541 The Scribe, (oil on canvas) by Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Scribe. Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935)



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"Exploring the Power of Media: From Fire Stations to Propaganda Posters, Naturalists to Advertisements" From the historic LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station in Bermondsey to a Soviet propaganda poster by Boris Parmeev titled "Under the Sun of the Motherland We Strengthen, " we witness how media has shaped our world. In the 1970s USSR, this powerful artwork aimed to unite and strengthen its people under a common ideology. David Attenborough, a renowned British naturalist, has utilized various forms throughout his career to educate and inspire millions about our planet's wonders. His captivating documentaries have brought us closer to nature and raised awareness about environmental issues. Southern Railway advertising posters like "The Weald of Kent" transport us back in time, enticing travelers with idyllic landscapes and promising unforgettable experiences. Similarly, their advertisement for Ramsgate in 1939 showcases vibrant colors that evoke nostalgia for simpler times. Media captures historical moments too; Daily Mirror Staff Photographer Alisdair MacDonald's photograph from February 1962 reminds us of the power images hold. They freeze emotions and preserve memories forever. The iconic Aerospatiale BAC Concorde represents technological advancement showcased through media coverage worldwide. It symbolizes human achievement as it broke barriers in aviation history. Advertisements have always played a significant role in shaping public perception; an advertisement for The Graphic highlights how print media influenced society during its time. Meanwhile, an advertisement for W H Smith exemplifies how brands utilize media platforms to reach wider audiences effectively. Front pages from The Daily Telegraph during World War I remind us of journalism's crucial role in informing citizens during times of conflict. These headlines reflect both triumphs and tragedies experienced by nations at war. Even entertainment finds its place within media; Bonzo adds a fifth member to their quartet - showcasing humor through visual mediums brings joy into our lives amidst chaos or monotony.