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Exclusive Deal: British Pathé Stills at Mary Evans – a fresh new look at historical images

The German Airship, the Hindenburg, its Rear Half Destroyed And Obscured By Smoke With and its Nose and Body in Flames and Crashing to the Ground At The Landing Site At Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States of America As Silhouetted Figures Run Away From the Fire – NAS Lakehurst, United States of America. Date: 1937

Here’s a great lump of news to kick off the week! Stills from one of the finest newsreel archives in the world are now represented by one of the leading specialists in licensing historical stills.

Mary Evans Picture Library has announced it will represent the Time to Remember Stills Collection from the iconic newsreel archive British Pathé – Exclusively!

63,000 images have been edited to 15,000 and a relook at all the metadata will ensure you find a great alternative image from an important historical event.

Considered the finest newsreel archive in the world, British Pathé is a priceless resource of historical imagery. It’s Time to Remember Stills Collection represents the best of its archival content, covering the years 1896-1945. Unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance, the stills are a never-before seen record of key moments, earth-shattering events, famous figures, as well as fashions and fads through the decades.

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• “We are delighted to offer this outstanding historical content from British Pathé,” says Paul Brown, Managing Director at Mary Evans Picture Library. “The collection covers so many layers of late 19th and early 20th century history, we feel it will really complement and enrich our existing material. It will be a hugely useful resource for our clients, but is also immensely interesting in own right, giving a totally different perspective on many of the most important events from recent history. Mary Evans Picture Library is now in its 56th year of business, and this new agreement, to represent material from one of the oldest newsreel agencies in the world, feels like a natural alignment between our two businesses”.

• “We chose Mary Evans as they are the leading specialist in licensing historical stills, and share our dedication towards the preservation and proliferation of historic archival material” indicates Alastair White, CEO of British Pathé.

People Standing Next to a Bombed Out Bus – London, United Kingdom. Date: 1940
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Waving From A Balcony At Huge Celebrating Crowds In Trafalgar Square On Victory In Europe Day – London, United Kingdom. Date: 1945
The British Royal Family Standing on a Balcony – London, United Kingdom. Date: 1930

• All images Via Mary Evans MD Paul Brown – an edit from his favorite Pathé stills.

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