Picture of the day The Metropolitan Police of London were founded on the 29th September 1829. Read more...
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Historical Illustrations, Photographs and Fine Art We have nearly a million historical images fully searchable on this website. Most of these are available in high-resolution for immediate download. They can be licensed for commercial use in books, magazines, newspapers, adverts, websites, on television and for many other uses.
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We are delighted to represent images from the fascinating collection of Dr N.P. Jewell documenting his time as a doctor in east Africa in the early part of the 20th century. The photographs are featured in a recently-published book On Call in Africa, in War and Peace, 1910-1932, a remarkable account based on Dr Jewell's official diaries and personal memoirs.
The National Archives is the UK Government's official archive with over a thousand years of history in documents, posters, maps, advertisements, manuscripts and more. Included among the treasures available through us is Shakespeare's will, Wilde's death certificate, letters from the Titanic and stunning Victorian textiles by Christopher Dresser.