Mary Evans Picture Library in exclusive agreement to represent the Robert Hunt Library
Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK's leading source for historical images, can now offer a superb enhancement to its range of military photographs, through a new agreement to exclusively represent the prestigious Robert Hunt Library.
The Robert Hunt Library was founded by Bobby Hunt, a noted artist, art teacher and cartoonist who became a leading picture researcher on modern military topics during the 1960s and beyond. Over the years, Hunt built up a sizeable library of images on all aspects of 20th century warfare, and today the collection encompasses comprehensive material on World War I and World War II as well as other notable conflicts such as the Korean War and Vietnam War.
In addition, the Black Star London collection which now forms part of the Robert Hunt Library, adds over 100,000 images on modern politics, 20th century personalities, show business and, in particular, royalty.
In the first phase of representation, Mary Evans Picture Library is scanning, captioning and uploading to its web site, the entire World War I collection owned by the Robert Hunt Library, with several hundred images currently online and more being added daily. These include iconic and often moving pictures of scenes on the Western Front as well as Home Front subjects, photographs taken in Mesopotamia, Serbia and other lesser known areas. The second phase of this ongoing project planned to commence early next year, will be the addition of the World War II material.
"By adding the Robert Hunt Library's amazing collection of military photographs to our existing material taken from books, magazines, cartoons, postcards, stereoscopic cards, posters, prints and artwork, we feel we can now offer a fully comprehensive pictorial history of World War One. With the centenary of the Great War just around the corner, we particularly feel that our collaboration with the Robert Hunt Library is timely " says Luci Gosling, Business Development Manager at Mary Evans Picture Library.
"We are equally excited about the forthcoming material from Black Star London and plan to keep adding more material from the Robert Hunt Library - both military, general history and personalities - throughout 2009."
You can view a selection of images from the Robert Hunt Library here,
or see all Robert Hunt images online at Mary Evans here.
For further information on the Robert Hunt Library please contact:
Mary Evans Picture Library
59 Tranquil Vale
London SE3 0BS, UK
T: +44 (0)20 8318 0034
F: +44 (0)20 8852 7211