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The features on this page are prompted by new stories, sporting or cultural events or just the time of year. Some showcase new sets of images as they are added to the website, others present images we've had for a while but you might want reminding about. Some have appeared on our home page, others are only available here. And a few link to the events of the day or historical anniversaries.
100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce which took place in 1914 during the First World War.
Last of the Mitfords
Deborah Mitford, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, and last of the celebrated Mitford sisters, has died aged 94.
Autumn
Autumn is now officially with us, so we have gathered together a selection of images reflecting many different aspects of this wonderful season.
A tribute to Eastbourne Pier
Eastbourne Pier has been severely damaged by fire. We have gathered a few images together of how it looked in its heyday.
75th anniversary Wizard of Oz
The 12th August marks the 75th anniversary of the US film premiere of The Wizard of Oz. It was released on 25th August and premiered in the UK on 9th November.
Roger Mayne – 1929-2014
We are sad to hear of the death of photojournalist and long-time Library contributor Roger Mayne and pay tribute to his work through this selection of images.
King Juan Carlos abdicates
King Juan Carlos I of Spain has announced his abdication after 40 years on the throne, in favour of his son Crown Prince Felipe.
BPEOSA Archive
A selection from our new contributor, The Bedford Physical Education Old Students Association covering PE and dance from the 1900s to 1940s.
Hugh W. Cowin Collection
We are delighted to represent the personal archive of this eminent writer on aviation and military history. Check out this fabulous selection.
Wreck of Santa Maria found
The wreck of the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus has reportedly been found in Haiti after 500 years.
Royal Aeronautical Society
We are proud to be representing the collection of the RAeS where you can find an almost complete history of aviation. Check out a selection here.
Visions of Spring
Hopefully the worst of winter is behind us, so we are looking ahead to spring in all it's varieties, from kitsch and cute to pretty and aesthetic.
John Tenniel
February 25th marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Sir John Tenniel, illustrator best known for illustrating Alice in Wonderland and Punch.
New film about Slavery
With the new film 12 Years a Slave being tipped as a BAFTA favourite, we thought it timely to review our images of slavery.
Floods around the country
As parts of Britain suffer yet more floods we take a look at the floods that have affected different parts of the country over the years.
End of the VW Camper Van
The production of the iconic Volkswagen Camper Van will end on the 20th December after 63 years because of health and safety issues.
Nelson Mandela dies aged 95
Nelson Mandela has died in South Africa after three months of illness. We look back at his life.
Christmas
We’ve got some great new Christmas images and have put together what we think is our best selection of old and new. Enjoy!
JFK Anniversary
This week marks fifty years since the assassination of President John F Kennedy on Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.
Christmas is Coming
We've got some great new Christmas images and have put together what we think is our best ever selection of old and new! Enjoy! Even if it is a bit early!
The March of the Women
Extensive new collection covering the suffrage movement and campaign for women's rights.
Halloween
Halloween is almost upon us again. Take a look at the things that go bump on our website from both a historical and a commercial perspective.
New plans for Crystal Palace
Plans have been announced for a £500 million development of Crystal Palace, eighty years after it burned to the ground. We look back at the fire and before.
Maps and more...
We have a fabulous new collection of maps available from Antiquarian Images as well as a wealth of other material. Check them out here.
Spain and Gibraltar
Spain is challenging the sovereignty of Gibraltar once again. We look back at the history and the conflict including battles between the Spanish and British.
Royal Babies over the years
It seems timely to look back at some of the royal births of the last hundred years or so to see just how things have changed, or stayed the same!
New play about Sigmund Freund
A new play featuring Sir Antony Sher as Sigmund Freud is due to open shortly in Hampstead, London near where Freud lived.
Jane Austen face of £10 note
Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney has confirmed that Jane Austen will be the face of the new UK £10 note from 2017.
Anyone for Tennis?
It may be Wimbledon fortnight, but there is far more to tennis than Wimbledon as our fabulous selection of images shows!
Fantastic Fish!
We really love the fish and sea-life illustrations from the Natural History Museum Collection so have put a small selection together for you.
North Korea
A selection of images of North Korea, the demilitarised zone and social scenes.
The Natural History Museum
A wide range of natural history pictures from the world famous Natural History Museum.
Margaret Thatcher Dies
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87.
Easter
Spring is in the air and Easter is not far away now. Why not take a look at our fabulous selection of Easter images?
Pope Benedict XVI resigns
Pope Benedict is the first Pope to resign in almost 600 years, the last being Gregory XII in 1415. Here you will find a selection of Popes going back to St. Peter.
Remains of Richard III identified
The skeleton discovered under a Leicester car park in England has been identified as the body of English King, Richard III.
Lincoln
Whether or not you've seen the film, you can check out our selection of images depicting the life, and death, of President Abraham Lincoln.
St Valentine
We have a great collection of images of all things Valentine. From kitsch to cute, historical to modern. Check out our fun gallery.
Winter in Fine Art
A selection of winter scenes revealing the beauty and drama of snow through the artist's brush.
200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was first published 200 years ago on the 28th January 1813.
Fine art from Iberfoto
We have received a fantastic new collection of fine art images from Iberfoto to complement our existing collection. See a selection here.
Muriel Dawson
Beautiful illustrations of children.
20th century German history.
20th century German history from Picture Alliance.
Marsha Hunt letters
Marsha Hunt, whose love letters from Mick Jagger are up for auction, pictured on the cover of Queen magazine, December 1968
Fields of Battle - WWI
Fantastic photography by Mike St. Maur Sheil of the WWI battlefields as they are today. His Fields of Battle exhibition opens on 4th August in St. James Park.
WWI commemoration
Mary Evans has one of the most comprehensive collections of WWI covering all aspects and areas of the war. Click here for a small selection.
The Power of Red
Red has been used throughout history for its dynamic colour and power to attract the eye. This selection of images shows the diversity of its use and our archive.
Turkish Art and Architecture
Turkish art and architecture from the Bahar Aykac Collection.
The first paparazzi?
Check out the caption to this photo from September 25th, 100 years ago, which shows Paparazzi interest in Royals was high even then.
Scott
The wreck of the ship which Captain Scott used for his ill-fated Polar Expedition has been found off the coast of Greenland.
Catherine Parr 500th anniversary
This August marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Catherine Parr, 6th wife of Henry VIII. The actual day of her birth is unfortunately unknown.
Summer Holiday Posters
If you are trying to figure out where to go now that summer has arrived, why not take a look at our fabulous travel and holiday posters.
Summer is finally here
The recent hot weather heralds the arrival of a proper summer. Here are a few ideas on what to do and how to cool down from when summers were more reliable.
Le Grand Depart
The 2014 Tour de France is underway with the first three stages held in Britain. We look back at the race over the years.
Marilyn Monroe - 50 years
August 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the death of iconic American actress Marilyn Monroe in 1962. We look back at her life and films.
The Parisian Woman in Fine Art
Elusive and timeless, erudite and mischievous, free and extravagant, the Parisian woman is an icon with a thousand faces.Here are a few from Roger-Viollet.
Royal Aeronautical Society
Images from the history of aviation via our new partner, The Royal Aeronautical Society.
300th anniversary of Rousseau
The 28th June this year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau whose political philosophy inspired the French Revolution.
Robert Browning 200th anniversary
The 7th May 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Victorian poet, Robert Browning in 1812.
Hindenburg 75th anniversary
The 6th May is the 75th anniversary of the German airship Hindenburg bursting into flames as it docked at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey, USA in 1937.
H.M. Bateman exhibition
H.M. Bateman - The Man Who Went Mad On Paper is on at the Cartoon Museum, London from 11 April to 22 July. Here's a preview of this amazing artist's work.
Classic adverts
Browsing through some of our old magazines you can't help but be fascinated by the adverts. Here are a few from the turn of the last century we particularly like.
Panic at the Pumps
A possible strike by tanker drivers has sparked fuel shortages across the UK as people start panic buying petrol. Check out our classic images of people filling up.
Mother
We've gathered together a wonderfully varied and eclectic selection of images of mothers and children in celebration of Mother's Day on March 18th.
Great Train Robbery
A great new set of pictures has just gone online from the National Archives covering all aspects of perhaps the most famous crime of all time.
Spring is in the air
Take a look at our latest images from the Medici collection. A view of Spring by some of the classic illustrators of the 20th century. A little different to our usual offering!
Let it snow
It's been a particularly chilly February in the UK and across Europe. We look back to past winters and the big freeze of 1947.
Guantanamo Bay
The prison camp at Guantanamo Bay may be ten years old this month, but its been around a lot longer than that. See how it used to look.
Valentine
This special day is just around the corner. So here is a wonderful selection of images covering all things Valentine's from historical to kitsch for you to enjoy.
WWI Battlefields
Stunning contemporary photographs of World War One battlefields, cemeteries, memorials and more from Mike Sheils.
Kodak in Bankruptcy
American photography firm Eastman Kodak has filed for bankruptcy protection after 133 years. Check out our snapshot of images.
Royal and State Barges
The River Thames will be filled with boats led by the Queen's royal barge this year. We take a look at some of these vessels through history.
Titanic 100th Anniversary
2012 marks the 100th year since the sinking of the RMS Titanic on the 14th April 1912. It is still regarded as one of the worst maritime disasters of all time.
200 years of Charles Dickens
In anticipation of his 200th anniversary on the 7th February 2012, we've put together a selection of images on Dickens and his work.
Refit for HMS Victory
Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory is to undergo a £16 million refit over the next five years. The first needed in 246 years!
Best of British
With all eyes on London this year, we bring you the very best of British, from bulldogs to Britannia.
Leonardo Da Vinci
As a new exhibition of Da Vinci's work opens at the National Gallery in London, we take a look back at his remarkable work.
What a crazy world!
An eclectic mix of weird, wonderful, crazy or just plain fun. Take a look at this selection of amazing photos and enjoy!
Madame Tussaud
1st December marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Madame Tussaud, founder of the world famous waxwork museums.
Harry Price Collection
Paranormal investigations and the work of Harry Price are back in the news. We are pleased to represent the Harry Price Collection.
Guy Fawkes Night
November 5th, also known as Guy Fawkes Night is just round the corner. We look back at the history and celebrations.
Charming children
A great collection of pictures of children from Spaarnestaad Photo in The Netherlands.
French art from Roger Viollet
Paintings, sculpture, furniture and artefacts from the best museums in Paris through our new collaboration with Roger Viollet.
Halloween
Hallowe'en is almost upon us again. We take a look at the customs, legends and fun of this rather unusual festival.
Mr. Punch turns 350
Looking ahead to May 9th 2012 we have put together a selection of images of Mr. Punch to celebrate the 350th anniversary of this much-loved puppet.
GM Food?
These images from the early 20th century show that experiments with genetically modified food may have begun earlier than thought!
Christmas is Coming
We've got some great new Christmas images and have put together what we think is our best ever selection of old and new! Enjoy! Even if it is a bit early!
Pearl Harbour
7th December marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawaii by the imperial Japansese navy, in 1941.
Penny Farthings are back
A company in Leicester has begun producing Penny Farthings again. Apparently, there is increasing demand for these unusual bicycles, especially for racing.
Silhouettes
Originating in the 18th century, silhouette art developed from portraits into a wide variety of beautiful scenes and artworks.
Selfridges roof garden
The roof garden at Selfridges has just been reopened after several decades. Our selection of pictures show how it used to look.
Holiday posters
Fed up of the bad weather and need a holiday? We have gathered together some of our beautiful holiday posters promoting destinations at home and abroad.
We do love to be beside the seaside
In the hope that summer is finally here, we look at the British love of the seaside from the 1900s to the 1970s.
Franz Liszt
The 22nd October 2011 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian composer and pianist Franz Liszt.
100 years of Ginger Rogers
16th July this year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ginger Rogers, actress and long time dancing partner of Fred Astaire.
Prince Philip turns 90
June 10th 2011 marks the 90th birthday of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. We take a look back at his early life.
Festival of Britain
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain which attracted more than ten million visitors to London's South Bank in 1951.
Tri-centenary of Royal Ascot
Founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, Ascot racecourse celebrates 300 years of horseracing from the 14th-18th June this year.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Planes, trains, automobiles and ships, along with plans, designs and engines; a veritable history of engineering.
Wimbledon
With the 125th championship well underway, we take a look back at some of the early tennis players, fashions and events.
Inspired by design
Recently acquired collections have added a wealth of design images and creative backgrounds to our archive. Here are a selection of the best.
For whom the bell tolls?
This coming Saturday, 2nd July, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of American author Ernest Hemingway.
The Retrograph Collection
Classic graphic design from Retrograph.
Titanic centenary
It's less than a year to the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
Easter is coming!
Spring is in the air and Easter is round the corner. Take a look at our Easter offerings from Kitsch cards to traditional fare.
Elizabeth Taylor dies
Famous as one of the world's most beautiful women, she was well known for films such as Cleopatra, National Velvet and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, as well as for getting married seven times.
Global Disasters
Natural disasters are coming thick and fast at the moment, but volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes are nothing new. Here are some of the most famous.
Japanese Earthquakes
Japan has experienced many earthquakes over years. The one in 1923 appears to have been even more devastating than the recent one.
Ida Kar
With a new exhibition by bohemian portrait photographer Ida Kar showing at the National Portrait Gallery until 9th June, we highlight her extraordinary work.
UFOs
As new UFO-related documents materialise at the National Archives, here's a selection of UFOs from our own extensive collection.
The Royal Wedding
Prince William maries Catherine Middelton at Westminster Abbey on 29 April.
Jane Russell
A look back at the career of Jane Russell, Hollywood legend of the forties and fifties, who has died at the age of 89.
The Ashmolean Museum
Art and artefacts from our new partnership with The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Jussi Bjorling
2nd February 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Swedish opera singer Jussi Bjorling.
Oscar success
With Tom Hooper's film The King's Speech winning four Oscars, here's a selection of images not of Colin Firth, but of the character he portrays, King George VI.
The Feast of St Valentine
Valentine's day is fast approaching. You might find some romantic inspiration in our wonderful collection of Valentine's cards and images.
Mount Etna erupts
As Europe's largest active volcano erupts again, we take a look back at some of the past eruptions over the last few centuries.
Magna Carta and Domesday Book
A selection of images of two pieces of real history from our new partner the National Archives on the Magna Carta and the Domesday Book. Fascinating!
New York, New York
Stunning photography of New York City in the early decades of the twentieth century from our new partner The Museum of the City of New York.
Christmas Cracker labels
These were so popular last year, we are highlighting them again this year as we have added a whole new batch of fascinating images.
Winter as it used to be
Winter is clinging on to the bitter end this year. But are British winters getting worse? Have a look at these images of past winters and judge for yourself.
Christmas is Coming
We've put together a selection of some of the best images Mary Evans has of a traditional Christmas. If you hadn't noticed, its that time of year again!
Black Friday
This month sees the 100th anniversary of Black Friday, a landmark in the campaign for women's suffrage, when police assaulted unarmed protesters.
Magna Carta anniversary
800th anniversary celebrations of the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 have just been launched by the Lord Chancellor and the Magna Carta Trust in Runnymede.
The Gold Standard
With gold prices at an all-time high, World Bank President Robert Zoellick is arguing for a return to the gold standard as a response to the world banking crisis.
The National Archives
A diverse selection of photographs, advertisements, posters and ancient documents from The National Archives.
Sinking of the Bismarck
27th May 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the battleship Bismarck. You'll find a selection of images of the ship here in anticipation of the event.
5th November
Guy fawkes, bonfires, fireworks and a penny for the guy. A look back at how we have celebrated the failed Gunpowder Plot since 1605.
Hastings Pier burns down
In the early hours of 5th October, fire broke out on Hastings Pier destroying 95% of the beautiful Victorian structure. In it's heyday, it was quite a draw.
Cardinal Newman
Following the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman during the Papal visit, we look back at the life of this magnetic character.
Blitz anniversary
It's seventy years since the start of the German bombing campaign against London and other British cities in World War II.
Port of Dover for sale
The historic port of Dover is up for sale. We take a look at how it has changed over the years.
1930s American Hotels
Check out this marvellous selection of American Hotels from the 1900s to the 1930s including the Waldorf Astoria and the Astor.
The Savoy re-opens
After three years of renovations, the Savoy Hotel has just re-opened. We keep the memory of its original grandeur alive as we look back over the last 100 years.
Retro
Some find them tacky, some think they have a charm all their own, but 40s, 50s and 60s scenes of daily life are great ways to illustrate today's lifestyles with a twist.
Reginald Malby Collection
Gardens, horticulture and quirky social scenes through the lens of Reginald Malby.
Thomas Cook Archive
Whether you're looking for a cheap winter break or planning your summer holiday, these posters from Thomas Cook should give you a few ideas!
Titanic
With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic looming in 2012, people are already preparing for the event. Here's the pick of our excellent collection.
Latest from English Heritage
We have recently added another set of images from English Heritage, capturing a slice of English life through the remarkable lens of John Gay.
Florence Nightingale
13th August marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale, the Lady with the Lamp, who laid the foundations of modern nursing.
A Selection of Satire
The Rude Britannia exhibition at the Tate has raised a new awareness of historical satire. Take a look at our own offerings and have a chuckle!
Teddy Tinling centenary
23rd June marks an interesting centenary: the birth of Teddy Tinling, the Wimbledon player who became an iconic designer of tennis clothes.
Swedish Royal Weddings
With the wedding of Princess Victoria of Sweden taking place on June 19th, we take a look back at other Swedish Royal Weddings.
The All England Championships
With Wimbledon just over a month away, we have classic images from tournaments past, and a few memorable Centre Court fashion frills.
Conservative PMs through history
As David Cameron takes office as Prime Minister, we look back at the Conservatives who have held the office before him.
Harrods is being sold
As Harrods prepares to change hands, here are some fascinating pictures of this iconic department store through the years.
Home at last
While thousands of Britons are still stranded overseas unable to get flights home, happily our MD Paul Brown has made it back.
Vincent Van Gogh
With the Royal Academy hosting his first major London show in 40 years, we take a look at the work of Vincent Van Gogh and uncover his enduring appeal.
Elections past and present
With Britain's general election producing the first coalition government since 1945, we trawl the archives to see what happened at elections in days gone by.
More Images from Interfoto
A great selection of newly acquired images from our German partner, Interfoto.
Easter
We take a look back at the traditional side of Easter. From Easter bunnies to Easter eggs, Easter shopping to Easter cards.
Mothering Sunday
Mother's Day in the UK falls on 14th March this year. We've put together a great selection of images of mothers for you here.
Alice in Wonderland
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland creates a very different look to previous versions. See how Tenniel, Robinson and Rackham envisaged Wonderland.
A nostalgic reminiscence
Nostalgia rarely goes out of fashion so here's a selection from Classic Stock to remind you how things used to be.
MOD release new files on UFOs
We take a look at people's fascination with UFOs as the MOD release new files including one about a UFO above the house of Michael Howard.
New research on Tutankhamun
Some of the mysteries of Tutankhamun are being revealed by science. New research reveals he may have died of Malaria and weak bones.
Early oil industry photos
Oil exploration in the 1920s.
New images from Imagno
An eclectic selection from our friends at Imagno.
Kraft takes over Cadbury
The American company has taken over the the iconic British chocolate producer Cadbury. We take a look back to the time of George Cadbury.
Its just winter like it used to be...
This selection of images of winters past show what winter was really like, and its not much different to this year!
More from English Heritage
We are delighted to showcase a further selection of images by renowned photographer John Gay from English Heritage, NMR.
A piece of workhouse history
We are delighted to showcase some of the images from the Peter Higginbotham collection of workhouses, social history and the Salvation Army.
20th century Germany
Check out this selection of superlative images of 20th century German history from our new partner, Suddeutsche Zeitung Photo.
200th anniversary of the birth of Gladstone
The 29th December marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of four times Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone in 1809.
Christmas Cracker labels
Christmas Crackers are a festive tradition which goes back further than you might think. Here's a wonderful selection of labels from cracker boxes from times gone by.
A Traditional Christmas
Well, Christmas is almost with us again. If you are one of those who feel it is too commercial, look back with us at how it used to be in gentler times.
Seeking solace in lingerie
As the recession continues, women are choosing to stay in and spend money on saucy lingerie and stockings according to leading retailers...
A remarkable view of Russia...
... via the postcard collection of John Massey Stewart, an author and environmental activist who has travelled widely in Russia and the former Soviet countries.
New from English Heritage
We are proud to present a selection of work by John Gay, one of the best known photographers of the mid-20th century.
The Grenville Collins Collection
A fascinating selection from this unique collection of postcards from all four corners of the world.
The Ronald Grant Archive
Film stills and cinema history from the Ronald Grant Archive.
Patrick Swayze
A look back at the career of the Hollywood star who has died after a two year battle with cancer.
Edward Kennedy
Senator Edward Kennedy, brother of John F. Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy, has died at the age of 77.
70th Anniversary of WWII
This september marks the beginning of World War II in 1939 with the invasion of Poland. We look back at events in Europe 70 years ago.
Beside the seaside ...
Winter has finally disappeared, boding well for a nice summer. What better way to celebrate than a trip to the seaside?
Seventies Kitsch
There was a time that this was the height of fashion. Have a look at these great fashion pictures. Can you imagine... or remember, wearing any of these styles?
70th anniversary of the Land Girls
With the 70th anniversary of World War II just three months away, we take a look at how the Land Girls and Women's Land Army prepared for war.
Retro TVs and Radios
Check out this wonderfully nostalgic and kitsch collection of radios and TVs and see how people found entertainment before the iPod.
London Bridge 800th anniversary
London is celebrating the 800th anniversary of London Bridge at a festival on 11th July. We look back at the fantastic history of this London landmark.
Wimbledon
Its that time of year again! As Wimbledon fortnight draws nigh, we take a look back at the early days and see who the main stars were then.
Peter Pan returns to Kensington
A brand new version of Peter Pan has just opened in Kensington, presenting a more original view of the book by J.M. Barrie. We look back at Pan over the years.
Judy Garland - 40 years on
June 22nd marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Judy Garland in 1969. She is best known for her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
Titanic - End of an Era
As the last survivor of the Titanic, Millvina Dean, dies aged 97, we look back at that fateful night in 1912. Millvina was only 8 weeks old when Titanic sailed.
Beavers released into the wild
Beavers have been taken from Norway and released into the wild in Scotland for the first time in 400 years.
D-Day 65th Anniversary
June 6th marked the 65th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy.
How to deal with Parliament
In 1653, Oliver Cromwell was so frustrated by the ineffectiveness of the government, that on 20th April he marched in with troops and declared it dissolved.
The Political Locust
A selection of pictures of politicians before they were paid salaries and expenses, but satire shows even then the public were unhappy with them.
The First of May
We celebrate the arrival of the 1st May with some wonderful pictures of Maypole Dancing.
Swine Flu declared a Pandemic
Swine flu is making its presence felt all around the world. Here's a look at how people have coped and responded as far back as the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.
Flu remedies and precautions
As Swine Flu reaches the UK, we bring you a few interesting pictures of the remedies and preventions of the last century.
Satirical Political Cartoons
As satirical cartoons make a comeback in the press after the budget, we look back at some early examples of the practice by classic illustrators.
ClassicStock
Classic retro imagery from our new transatlantic partners ClassicStock.
The Nigel Sorell Collection
The photography of Lt-Col Ralph Ponsonby Watts.
The Heinz Zinram Collection
A great selection of industrial and factory photography from photographer Heinz Zinram.
500th anniversary of Henry VIII
21 April marked the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII becoming King of England in 1509, beginning one of the most important reigns in English history.
Saint George
London Mayor, Boris Johnson, started a revival of English patriotism for St. George's Day on April 23rd with a week long London festival.
Selfridges 1909
Departmental views of Selfridges when it opened 100 years ago on 15th March 1909.
100 years of Errol Flynn
20 June marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hollywood legend, Errol Flynn; swashbuckler and Robin Hood.
150th anniversary of Conan Doyle
22 May marks 150 years since the birth of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. We look at his life and his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes.
100th Anniversary of Selfridges
The 15th March marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Selfridges by Gordon Selfridge in 1909.
Guantanamo Bay
Now Obama plans to close Guantanamo Bay will it revert to these scenes from 100 years ago when the US took possession?
Summer is here
The weather has been a bit mixed, but when the sun is out, summer really is here. Holidays are on the horizon!
Gandhi Auction
Gandhi's family are upset over the proposed auction of his glasses, sandals and other possessions. They believe they should remain part of the heritage of India.
Atlantis Found?
The discovery of a grid of lines in the Madeira Abyssal Plane on Google Ocean has people speculating.
Flirting
We sneak a peek at how people have flirted over the years in the name of love.
200th anniversary of Darwin
February 12th marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin in 1809. We look back at his life and achievements.
Coldest Winter for 13 years?
Another cold snap hits Britain and it could last for a while. See how we coped in winters past.
Apollo 11
This July marks the 40th anniversary of the first man stepping on the moon. One small click takes you to a selection of pictures!
It
A look back at how previous recessions affected us and how the satirists of the time saw it.
An eclectic selection from the ILN
An eclectic range of personalities, events, adverts, illustrations and stunning covers from the ILN collection.
Air Marshall Keith Park
Tony Benn and Lord Tebbit join forces to campaign for a memorial for the unsung hero of The Battle of Britain.
War Posters
A truly fabulous collection of recruitment and propaganda posters from both the First and Second World Wars.
New film about Queen Victoria
Young Victoria, a new film starring Emily Blunt in the title role will be released on the 6th March. See how she compares with the real young Victoria here.
1066 receives the film treatment
No less than three films are currently in production about Harold, William and the Battle of Hastings. Which will be most accurate?
250th anniversary of Robert Burns
Born on 25th January 1759, Robert Burns was known as Scotland's favourite son. A pioneer of the Romantic movement, he was famed for his poetry and songs.
Swine Flu verges on Pandemic
Here is some advice on how to avoid coughs, colds and of course, Swine Flu!
Happy New Year!
How the New Year has been celebrated over the years, and a wonderful collection of New Year cards.
Lusitania gives up her secrets
Divers find munitions in the hold of the Lusitania, challenging wartime claims it was only a passenger ship, not a military target.
Smoking Adverts
As cigarettes are driven beneath the counter, our archive reveals a time when smoking was positively encouraged and considered terribly glamorous.
WWI photographs from Robert Hunt
Exclusive photographic coverage of The Great War from the Robert Hunt Collection.
The Bank of England
The Bank of England cuts interest rates to 2%, the lowest level for 51 years. We look back to how the bank appeared 50 years ago and beyond.
A Different View of Life
A selection of pictures that show the ordinary in an unusual or humorous way. Have a look and enjoy!
Christmas Countdown
From mistletoe and Christmas pud, to Santa and sleighbells, lose yourself in a festive cornucopia courtesy of Mary Evans.
300th Anniversary of St. Pauls
On 26th November 1708 the last stone was laid at the top of St. Pauls Cathedral. We look back over 300 years of history and at the old cathedral.
Transport options from Interfoto
Various ways of getting around courtesy of Interfoto Agentur.
The body of Copernicus Identified
Polish researchers identify the body of Copernicus using DNA tests, solving a centuries old mystery.
Let it Snow
With most of Britain experiencing a cold snap, we're reminded of a time when snow was commonplace and sledges enjoyed regular outings.
How things have changed
A view of London at the turn of the last century from the Francis Frith Collection.
Guy Fawkes Day
A short history of November 5th from Guy Fawkes to Penny for the Guy.
Remembrance Day
How we have remembered the fallen 90 years after the end of The Great War.
A short history of Wall Street
A pictorial walk through Wall Street from early tree lined days to the financial crises.
UFOs
New documents released from the National Archives keep speculation alive on the existence of UFOs. See a selection of ours here.
100 years of Suffragettes
As modern Suffragettes storm Parliament, we look back at 100 years of the Suffragette movement.
The Francis Frith Collection
Images of Britain from 1860 to 1970 from the renowned Francis Frith Collection
Barnaby
More wonderful twentieth century photography from Barnaby's Picture Library.
Imagno Fine Art
Stunning Fine Art from the Imagno Collection
Cardinal Newman to lie in state
The remains of John Henry Newman, tipped to be England's first saint for a generation are to lie in state at Birmingham Oratory from 31st October to 1st November.
100 years of Wind in the Willows
A selection of Arthur Rackham pictures to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first publication of Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame on October 8th 1908.
Financial Crisis
As the financial crisis deepens in both the US and the UK, we look back at the Wall Street Crash and Black Friday.
HMS Victory to change hands?
Ministry of Defence cost cutting measures may put Nelson's flagship from the Battle of Trafalgar in the hands of a private company.
Britain
As new plans are unveiled for the pier in Weston-Super-Mare, we take a look at some of our most famous and interesting piers.
Winston and Clemmie tie the knot
100 years ago on the 12th September, Winston Churchill married Clementine Hozier at St. Margaret's Church in Westminster.
A winter of discontent?
As the unions warn the government of a winter of strikes, we look back at some of the strikes of the past.
EU adverts ban
Does the EU ban on stereotype and sexist advertising mean adverts like these are history?
Popes
A selection of Popes from St. Peter to the present day. Probably more than you think!
Boys will be boys
A fascinating glimpse into the activities of Boys' Clubs and Scouts in the 1920s and 1930s.
The Castle Howard Collection.
With Brideshead Revisited getting poor reviews, we at least have great pictures from Castle Howard, where it was filmed.
American Presidents
With the US Presidential election just two months away, a selection of former Presidents from George Washington on.
Under where?
Fantastic collection of drawers from David Wright and others.
The Shirley Baker Collection
A look back at the stunning street photography of Shirley Baker who died recently.
The Glorious Twelfth
This week saw the traditional start of the Grouse shooting season in the UK.
Olympic Games 2008
The Games of the XXIX Olympiad are underway in Beijing, promising two weeks of classic sporting competition.
Deagostini Dinosaurs
Beautiful colour illustrations of Dinosaurs from the Deagostini Collection.
Paul Newman
A wonderful collection of photos and film stills of the legendary Hollywood star who died last week.
Romanovs murdered
Tsar Nicholas II and his family, their doctor and three servants were executed by Bolsheviks in the basement of the Ipatiev House at Yekaterinberg 90 years ago.
Skylon could rise again
The Skylon Tower, originally erected on London's South Bank for the 1951 Festival of Britain, could rise again.
Dylan Thomas
A selection of images of Dylan Thomas, subject of the film The Edge of Love, including exclusive photographs of the poet later in life.
Bathing Belles
See how swimwear has evolved with this selection of historical costumes from Victorian times to the 1950s.
Cyd Charisse dies
Cyd Charisse, who co-starred with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in some of the greatest films of Hollywoood's golden age, has did at the age of 86.
Wimbledon 2008
Wimbledon came to a thrilling climax yesterday as Raphael Nadal triumphed over five-time winner Roger federer in five entralling.
150 years of Darwin’s Evolution
1st July marks the 150th anniverssary of Darwin presenting his theory of Evolution to the Linnean Scoiety in 1858
Brushes and Bayonets
A selection of images from the book by Luci Gosling, with cartoons, sketches, political satire and reportage from The Great War.
Fidel Castro
A portrait of the Cuban revolutionary leader who became the 22nd president of the country, retiring in February 2008.
Heath Robinson Humour
A collection of cartoons by W. Heath Robinson, whose caricatures appeared regularly in The Sketch and The Bystander.
Amelia Earhart Remembered
She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. 19th June marks the 80th anniversary of her arrival in Southampton.
Good Housekeeping
Wonderful covers from editions of this famous magazine from the 1930s and 1940s.
Toys of Yesteryear
A fascinating look at the toys kids used to play with before the iPod generation and computers.
At the Beach
A look back at how the English used to spend their holidays, when the Summer meant sunshine.
Fruit Basket
A stunning selection of illustrations from the Fruit Grower's Guide published in 1882 which we acquired recently.