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Jonathan Marwil tells how the wars of the mid-19th century, in Europe and beyond, proved the perfect subject for a new medium to show its amazing potential.

Roger Hudson gives context to a photograph highlighting the plight of Galician Jews after the Russian army's invasion in the Great War.

Volume: 64 Issue: 12 2014

Roger Hudson sheds light on an 1898 image of US soldiers fighting alongside Cubans to end Spanish rule on the Caribbean island.

Volume: 64 Issue: 6 2014

Roger Hudson expands on a photograph of a locomotive taken during the American Civil War by one of Mathew Brady’s team.

Volume: 64 Issue: 8 2014

Roger Hudson describes the destruction during the Paris Commune of the memorial to Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz in 1805.

Volume: 64 Issue: 5 2014

Roger Hudson expands on a photograph of an Edwardian excursion to the sites at Giza around 1910.

Volume: 63 Issue: 11 2013

Roger Hudson views the famous vessel from an unfamiliar perspective.

Volume: 63 Issue: 3 2013

A photograph of shipbuilders working on the liner Queen Mary taken in 1935 tells a wider story, by Roger Hudson.

Volume: 63 Issue: 12 2013

Roger Hudson tells the story behind a gathering of glamorous movie stars in Washington DC in October 1947.

Volume: 63 Issue: 9 2013

Peering through the pines, a German cycle company of the First World War is captured on camera. Roger Hudson explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 6 2013

Roger Hudson examines a photograph of July 1909, which captures the early 20th-century vogue for balloon racing.

Volume: 63 Issue: 10 2013

Roger Hudson explains a moment of panic on the streets of the newly liberated French capital.

Volume: 63 Issue: 4 2013

Roger Hudson considers a photogaph showing London postmen as part of a vast, global mail network.

Volume: 63 Issue: 7 2013

Roger Hudson expands on a photograph of Enoch Powell campaigning in his Wolverhampton seat in 1970.

Volume: 63 Issue: 1 2013

Roger Hudson tells the story behind a moment of violence in 1923 outside China's Forbidden City in Peking.

Volume: 63 Issue: 8 2013

Roger Hudson expands on an image of Russian ships destroyed by the Japanese at Port Arthur, 1904.

Volume: 62 Issue: 11 2012

Roger Hudson sheds light on a haunting photograph from the Greek Civil War.

Volume: 62 Issue: 10 2012

Roger Hudson examines a photograph from 1920 taken on the eve of a profound split on the French Left.

Volume: 62 Issue: 7 2012

Italian Fascist scouts meet a member of the Hitler Youth in Padua, October 1940: a picture explained by Roger Hudson.

Volume: 62 Issue: 1 2012

Roger Hudson reflects on a photograph of Blondin, the tightrope walker whose crossings of Niagara Falls became ever more bizarre.

Volume: 62 Issue: 9 2012

Roger Hudson on a moment in the story of Scottish emigration captured in 1923.

Volume: 62 Issue: 6 2012

Constructing the Victoria Embankment on the north bank of the River Thames in London: an image analysed by Roger Hudson.

Volume: 62 Issue: 3 2012

Roger Hudson on the circumstances behind an eviction in County Clare, Ireland, photographed in July 1888.

Volume: 62 Issue: 8 2012

Roger Hudson reveals a big splash: Chairman Mao photographed attempting to swim the River Yangtze in July 1966.

Volume: 62 Issue: 5 2012

Roger Hudson on the vitriolic reaction to Paul Robeson's open-air concert in Peekskill, New York, 1949.

Volume: 62 Issue: 4 2012

Roger Hudson explains the story behind a 19th-century photograph of George Washington's mausoleum.

Volume: 62 Issue: 2 2012

King George V and Kaiser Wilhelm II pose together in 1912. However, the Kaiser had mixed feelings towards Britain and the First World War broke out two years later.

Volume: 61 Issue: 12 2011

Robert Bickers looks at an emerging archive of British photo albums that record both the drama of the 1911 revolution and the surprisingly untroubled daily lives of those who witnessed it.

Volume: 61 Issue: 10 2011

A class confrontation at the Epsom Derby of 1920.

Volume: 61 Issue: 11 2011

Richard Lansdown introduces Hugh Welch Diamond, one of the fathers of medical photography, whose images of the insane both reflected and challenged prevailing ideas about visually recording insanity.

Volume: 61 Issue: 9 2011

Andrew Robinson reviews a collection by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans

Volume: 59 Issue: 11 2009

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