|In 2001, Mary Evans Picture Library acquired Barnaby's Picture Library; a truly unique photographic resource. Founded by Joyce Dixon as a photographic studio in 1934 (supplying photographs for Fleet Street features), Barnaby's soon started to acquire collections and represent individual photographers' work. In the mid-1950s the library changed hands when Mary Buckland bought the collection and continued to run it as both a studio and a picture library until the late 1990s. Some of you may remember the Barnaby's office, located behind a Georgian shop front on Rathbone Street, just off Oxford Street.
Many of the hundreds of Barnaby's contributors are now represented by Mary Evans Picture Library. The photographs cover specific subject areas such as the D-Day landings, the Blitz, British topograghy, the 1951 Festival of Britain and the Swinging Sixties, while other more general areas such as fashion, homes and social scenes are very well represented through the decades.
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