Collection of 17 original photographs from a promotional film about the British General Post Office

[General Post Office] [GPO Film Unit]

N.p. N.p., 1930s-1950s. Collection of 17 vintage reference photographs from promotional films about the British General Post Office (GPO), likely produced by the GPO Film Unit. 15 with stamps specific to a film's UK release on the verso, 5 with mimeo snipes, and several with handwritten ink annotations.

From the collection of noted British film producer John Palmer.

The GPO served as the state postal system and telecommunications carrier of the UK from 1660 until 1969, when it was replaced by The Post Office. The GPO Film Unit was created in 1933, taking on the responsibilities of the Empire Marketing Board Film Unit, and was later renamed the Crown Film Unit during World War II, when it was integrated into the Ministry of Information. The group produced sponsored documentary films and short informational films.

15 photographs 8.5 x 6.5 inches, 1 photograph 6.25 x 6.25 inches. Very Good plus, some with brief wear to the corners.

[Book #151857]