The Lost Album: A Visual History of 1950s Britain

The Lost Album: A Visual History of 1950s Britain

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Basil Hyman, a keen amateur photographer, took hundreds of photographs of everyday life in Britain during the 1950s. The Lost Album is a nostalgic look back at this long-gone era.

Basil Hyman, a keen amateur photographer, took hundreds of photographs of everyday life in Britain during the 1950s. The Lost Album is a nostalgic look back at this long-gone era, filled with photographs made during a time of enormous social change–just after World War II and before the “Swinging Sixties”–and a wealth of ephemera: theater tickets and playbills, newspaper advertisements, ration books, and much more. Special inserts include actual facsimiles of some of these now-obscure items–talismans from a slower time, when formality, pride, and courtesy prevailed. There are special sections on two major events: the Festival of Britain in 1951, and the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. With brief, lively introductions and captions, this is a captivating snapshot of how people lived and played in Britain in those years.

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2 reviews for The Lost Album: A Visual History of 1950s Britain

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave

    If like me , you’re filled with a golden glow of nostalgia for all things English and can remember back to your early childhood then this book and all its facsimiles will fill you up with the rosy glow that ‘black and white Britain’ represented back then . Streets without cars , neat haircuts , saucy postcards , Festival of Britain and so on and so forth .
    A wonderful single persons view of his England , what we had and what we’ve lost . Social historians must see this , and so must anyone else who is interested in what us old-fogeys mean when we talk about the good old days .

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luda Medger

    This is a fantastic book the photos are great and really show what it was like in the 1950s. This is a must have book if you want a pictorial view of the 50s

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