Mary Evans Picture Library – Found in space!

  The staff at Mary Evans Picture Library is accustomed to seeing the archive’s images used in some unusual places but they have never had a picture appear in outer space – until now. On his recent mission with the European Space Agency, astronaut Major Tim Peake was photographed signing some of the Isle of […]

Mary Evans Picture Library Participates in Open House London

    Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading source for historical images, will be taking part in London’s Open House event on Saturday 17 September 2016, opening the doors of its Arts and Crafts-style building in Blackheath to visitors. Now in its 25th year, the Open House London event is the capital’s largest architectural […]

Mary Evans Picture Library opens its doors for Open House London

    Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading source for historical images, will be taking part in London’s Open House event on Saturday 17 September 2016, opening the doors of its Arts and Crafts-style building in Blackheath to visitors. Now in its 25th year, the Open House London event is the capital’s largest architectural […]

MARY EVAN LIBRARY’S PHOTO ON COMMEMORATIVE STAMP

    Mary Evans Picture Library is delighted that an image of the Thiepval Memorial in the Somme area of France by their photographer Mike St. Maur Sheil has been chosen by the Royal Mail to be included in the latest of their commemorative series of stamps entitled “The Great War 1916”. Mike’s image of […]

Mary Evans Picture Library launches new blog, The Inquisitive Archivist

    Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading source for historical images, is to launch a new blog, The Inquisitive Archivist. Following on from the success of their First World War blog, Picturing the Great War, which launched in 2013, the new blog will feature stories inspired by the library’s vast holdings, as well […]

Mary Evans Picture Library One Millioneth Image

Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading source for historical images, is delighted to announce that its one millioneth image has just gone online. Somewhat appropriately it is an image of a “Coming of Age” cake that was displayed at the Bakers’ & Confectioners’ Exhibition which was held at the Agricultural Hall in London in […]

Mary Evans Picture Library Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

     Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading source for historical images, is delighted to announce that 2014 marks its 50th anniversary. It seems appropriate that a picture library so synonymous with history has reached its own landmark half century, and we look forward to spending this year taking pride in the fifty, fabulous […]