Postcards of Political Icons

    Postcards of Political Icons

    Leaders of the Twentieth Century

    Andrew Roberts

    Bodleian 2008

    Hardback 111pp Illustrated 125x170mm

    9781851243273   Product Code: 16510

    These photographs, chosen to be used for postcards and often featuring the props or poses that leaders chose to be identified by, speak volumes about 20th century political iconography. Ranging chronologically from Kaiser Wilhelm II to Aung San Suu Kyi, the postcards include many double portraits - Lenin and Stalin, Kennedy and Khrushchev, and Egypt's Sadat and Mubarak in a photograph taken just moments before Sadat's assassination.

    Part of series surveying 20th century history, political iconography and propaganda through contemporary images, these 50 postcards are reproduced, with short commentaries, from originals in the John Fraser Collection at the Bodleian Library.

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