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Photo usage of the week: London Fire Brigade photos via Mary Evans make Ancestry advert

Great photo usage here in an advert for Ancestry, a UK family history website, using stills from the London Fire Brigade collection licensed through the Mary Evans Picture Library.

I enjoyed my time consulting at the LFB HQ in London to strategise and prepare this great collection for tender in 2012.
Mary Evans were worthy winners of the tender process and still hold the collection today – here.

Mary Evans Managing Director Paul Brown told PAN when we asked him how many images were used from the collection: “All but the one of George Arthur Roberts which they got from the family. I really like the way they treated the photos and got a bit of movement in them.”

• London Fire Brigade at Mary Evans Picture Library: This collection which we represent exclusively, documents the fire service in London from the 19th century to the present day. Not only is it an incredible record of the development of firefighting equipment and techniques from early uniform to horse-drawn fire engines, it is also a visual record of the history of the LFB itself and includes key figures and significant fires such as the destruction of the Crystal Palace in 1936.

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  • In the advert there is a picture of three firemen fighting a fire. The middle fireman looks like my late father who was in the AFS throughout the war. Can I get a copy of this photo or confirm the personal?

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