'Queenslander': Magazine Covers From Australia in the 1920s

More

Between 1866 and 1939, the Queenslander made a weekly summary of the Brisbane Courier, now The Courier Mail, newspaper available to the regional and outlying areas of Australia's Queensland state. These stunning illustrated covers from the 1920s and 1930s, culled from the State Library of Queensland public domain collection on Flickr Commons, offer beautiful depictions of life, from the mundane to the monumental, with vignettes ranging from the daily grind in Queensland to major local and national events.

queenslander1.jpg

queenslander2.jpg

queenslander3.jpg

queenslander4.jpg

queenslander5.jpg

queenslander6.jpg

queenslander7.jpg

queenslander8.jpg

queenslander9.jpg

queenslander10.jpg

queenslander11.jpg

For more vintage Australian design goodness, don't forget the charming 1978 animated film One Designer, Two Designer, comically exploring what makes good and bad design.

Image: State Library of Queensland/Flickr.

TEMPLATEBrainPickings04.jpg

This post also appears on Brain Pickings.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings. She writes for Wired UK and GOOD, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Saving Central: One High School's Struggle After Resegregation

Meet the students and staff at Tuscaloosa’s all-black Central High School in a short documentary film by Maisie Crow. 


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

Video

Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

Video

What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In