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London Fire Brigade
Mary Evans Picture Library is the exclusive representative of the fantastic and extensive archive of the London Fire Brigade (The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority). The collection contains extensive documentation of the fire service in London from the 19th century to the present day, and is an incredible record of the development of equipment and techniques, and of the history of the LFB itself. Subjects covered by the LFB archive include photography of fire-fighting during World War Two, as well as horse-drawn fire engines and other early equipment. There are also interesting scenes of the destructive 1936 fire which destroyed the Crystal Palace, while modern photography brings us right up to the 21st century with coverage of the response to emergencies across the capital.