The nation's history now available to license through Mary Evans Picture Library
Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK's leading source for historical images is delighted to announce world-wide representation of a major new contributor, The National Archives.
The National Archives is the UK Government's official archive, containing over 1000 years of history in a variety of formats including documents, posters, maps, advertisements, manuscripts and more. Included among the treasures now available to license through Mary Evans, is the will of William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde's death certificate, Empire Marketing Board posters, letters from the Titanic and stunning Victorian textiles by Christopher Dresser and wallpaper designs by Williams Cooper Boyle. The sheer depth and variety of source material available through the National Archives makes this a historic collection with a difference and with a unique character. Major events and historic topics such as slavery, Irish emancipation, both World Wars, mining and political movements are all covered while quirkier images such as outlandish advertisements or charming Christmas cracker box designs, are an unusual and unexpected twist.
'Not only are we excited to be representing the most important repository of historical documentation we have in this country,' says Paul Brown, Managing Director of Mary Evans Picture Library, 'but also from a visual point of view, we are finding many wonderful decorative images. We feel this is a collection that is going to have broad appeal to both editorial and commercial clients, and most importantly, it allows us to offer an even richer and deeper perspective on the past. It also confirms Mary Evans Picture Library as a definitive source for historical images'.
The Mary Evans National Archives collection is now available at www.maryevans.com.
For a selection of images from the new collection, please click here.
For further information, please contact:
Mary Evans Picture Library
59 Tranquil Vale
London SE3 0BS, UK
T: +44 (0)20 8318 0034
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