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Britain by Mass-observation

1939 (Published)
Place of origin

246 pages with 1 illustration

Object details

Object type
TitleBritain by Mass-observation (published title)
Brief description
Book, "Britain by Mass-observation", Charles Madge and Tom Harrisson, Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 1939
Physical description
246 pages with 1 illustration
  • Height: 18cm (Note: Taken from NAL catalogue)
Gallery label
Penguin Books' success in the immediate pre-war years was largely due to the Penguin Specials, a series especially commisioned to address the political and social crisis. Britain by Mass Observation was an example of 'anthropology at home'. It was run by the left-wing poet Charles Madge, anthropologist Tom Harrisson and documentary film-maker Humphrey Jennings. V&A Museum 20th Century Gallery(- Dec 2019)
Object history
First published January 1939
Other numbers
  • 38041989071154 - NAL barcode
  • S890332 - NAL Pressmark
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Record createdJuly 4, 2019
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