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Capturing a moment

Our extensive edit of images from the archive of the London Borough of Bexley has produced a cracking collection of photographs, 4000 strong, from Victorian roadsweepers, policemen, caravans and fairs to Second World War gas mask posters and adverts for coronation balls. By no means limited to local history interest, the breadth and depth of this collection illuminates a lively slice of life in Britain as a whole.

Of particular note are the lantern slides and glass plates amassed by local collector Arthur Boswell (1880-1966), the archive of photographer Alfred Dewey, and the Kentish Times newspaper archive. A selection from all three can be viewed here.

 
 

NEW - Graphic gold from Kiki Werth

We have another brand new collection courtesy of poster dealer Kiki Werth, whose original vintage posters we've just started representing for licensing. The travel and information posters mostly date from mid-20th century and are superb pieces of graphic design. View the set here

 
 

NEW - War of the Worlds

H.G. Wells' classic invasion novel The War of the Worlds was first serialised throughout 1897 in Pearson's Magazine. We are fortunate enough to have the Pearson's set in the archive, and have just finished scanning the original illustrations by Warwick Goble, visualising the terrifying Martians and their tripod fighting machines.