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Stories from the Daily Herald Archive

Discover incredible images of everyday life and events that shaped the 20th century taken for the Daily Herald, once the world's top-selling newspaper.

The Daily Herald was a British national newspaper published between 1912 and 1964, and became the top-selling newspaper in the world, with a monthly circulation of more than 2 million.

Throughout its 50 years of publication, the newspaper archived 3.5 million photographs, contact sheets and glass negatives, creating a rich visual collection of the first half of the 20th century. Today, the Daily Herald Archive is cared for by the National Science and Media Museum, and is one of our largest and most fascinating collections. 

Dive into stories from the archive, browse photographs by theme or create your own edition of the Daily Herald using our AI-powered experiment with Google Arts & Culture.

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