Commercial use of historical images

Our family business is called ‘The Keasbury-Gordon Photograph Archive’. We own over 18,000 historical photographs, maps and chromolithographs, which are available for commercial use under a licensing scheme. Website designers, publishers, advertisers, TV companies etc. regularly use our images. Licensing arrangements are handled by Alamy, one of the world’s leading commercial picture libraries.

You can browse our images just for fun or, if you own or work for a business, you can purchase a licence to use an image. The link below takes you to an Alamy search box (the one beneath our company name, not the one at the top of the page which searches all of Alamy’s 200 million+ images) where you can enter a place name (city, town or village), topic or theme ….. anything really that’s relevant to the image you’re looking for. For instance, if you search for ‘London’ you’ll find 550 images; ‘war’ 400; ‘seaside’ 160; ‘farming’ 150; ‘railway’ 450 and so on. You can refine your search by adding more detail, such as ‘London horse bus’.

This archive represents many thousands of hours work over the last forty years, purchasing and digitising historical photographs, turning my passions for collecting and Victorian social history into a business. I hope you enjoy it. Just click here

Please note that licences are not available for private / personal use. 

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