Daily Herald Archive
The Daily Herald Archive contains 1000s of photographic prints and negatives created by the newspaper's in-house picture library—explore them in our online collection.
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.
In the aftermath of the Second World War, many people were left homeless. Photographs from the Daily Herald Archive show some examples of the temporary solutions that resulted from this housing shortage.
Architectural design after the Second World War, especially in the 1960s, was characterised by experimentation and innovation. See how art movements and social change influenced housing in Britain.
Photographs from the Daily Herald Archive show model houses, domestic appliances, and the latest trends featured at the Ideal Home Exhibition from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Photographs in the Daily Herald Archive help us understand how tradespeople shaped 20th-century Britain. In this story, we explore images of steeplejacks—workers with specialised knowledge of how to work high overhead.
Throughout the 20th century, cities grew, and steel erectors—also known as ‘spider-men’—were among the workers who built our new urban landscapes. Reports and photographs from the Daily Herald provided a unique perspective on their work.
These photographs from the Daily Herald Archive give a peek behind the scenes of photography manufacturing by two companies—Kodak and Ilford—in the 1930s.