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Series: Decades of the 20th Century

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The 1900s (Decades of the 20th Century) by Nick Yapp1900s
The 1910s (Decades of the 20th Century) by Nick Yapp1910s
The 1920s (Decades of the 20th Century) by Nick Yapp1920s
The 1930s (Decades of the 20th Century) by Nick Yapp1930s
The 1940s (Decades of the 20th Century) by Nick Yapp1940s
The 1960s (Decades of the 20th Century) by Nick Yapp1960s
The 1970s (Decades of the 20th Century) by Nick Yapp1970s
The 1980s (Decades of the 20th Century) by Nick Yapp1980s
The 1990s (Decades of the 20th Century) by Nick Yapp1990s

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The history and culture of each 20th century decade is illustrated with a selection of photographs from the Hulton Getty Picture Collection.

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