Collection of the week: John Frost Newspapers
Collection of the week: John Frost Newspapers

John Frost Newspapers is an incredible resource of original newspapers and press cuttings from the UK and abroad, covering major and minor news events from the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the present day. The archive was established in 1964, coincidentally when Mary Evans Picture Library was also born, having grown out of John Frost's hobby of collecting papers which began 30 years earlier.

The First and Second World Wars are covered in great depth, in titles from The Daily Mirror to the New York Herald Tribune, and there are also files on the Crimean, Boer and American Civil Wars, and later the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Other notable events in the archive include the execution of Tsar Nicholas II, the Easter Uprising, English cricket's bodyline bowling scandal of 1932, and the assassination of JFK. Quirkier subjects are also covered; one front cover from 1914 features a Derbyshire school teacher castigated for teaching sex education to her female pupils, while another reports on champion boxer Jack Johnson showing off the gold teeth he had fitted in 1910.

Please click here to view an edited selection of headlines, and do get in touch either by email at or by telephone on 020 8318 0034 with any queries or for a quote.

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