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Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, US 2490

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Poster Collection

33,000 political posters from 80 countries 

Francis E. Stafford Photographs

Scenes of China, 1909–33

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Bolshevism is depicted as a huge red spider with a death’s head sitting on top of the globe in this German poster

Close to Five Thousand German Posters Added to Online Database

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

With the recent addition of more than 4,000 images from Germany, the Hoover Institution’s searchable online poster database now provides access to some 22,000 images of political posters in Hoover’s poster collection.


Digital Images of Hoover's China Posters Are Online; Russian and Soviet Posters to Follow

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Several hundred images of posters from China are available in a searchable catalog of the Hoover Archives poster collection. About three thousand posters from Russia and the Soviet Union are being scanned and added to the database in July. More than one thousand poster images are already online.

Stop War! vote Labour UK poster

Four Thousand British Posters Added to Online Poster Database

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

With more than four thousand images from the United Kingdom having been recently added, the Hoover Institution’s online, searchable poster database now has some eighteen thousand images of political posters from its collection.

FR 715 Drawing of a nurse attending civilians in a devastated village.

Archival Perspectives on Hoover’s Poster Digitization Project

Monday, April 13, 2009

Archival considerations in the development of Hoover's poster digitization project are described in the winter 2009 issue of the Society of California Archivists Newsletter

Francis E. Stafford

Francis Eugene Stafford Photograph Collection

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Hoover Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Francis Eugene Stafford photograph collection. The albums are a generous gift from Ronald E. Anderson (PhD, Stanford University, 1970) and family.

Francis E. Stafford (1884­–1938), a US lithographer and photographer, arrived in Shanghai, China, in 1909. He was hired by the Commercial Press­—then Asia’s largest publishing company—to manage its printing division from 1909 to 1915. During the onset of the Wuchang Uprising in October 1911, Stafford was on hand to capture remarkable photos of the Qing Dynasty’s collapse. The collection, which consists of nearly 1,100 images, also includes the largest number of surviving original photographic prints of the Chinese Revolution of 1911.



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