Old Photos and Images

  • Historic England
    Search over 1 million catalogue entries describing photographs, plans and drawings of England’s buildings and historic sites, held in the English Heritage Archive.

    • Including photographs dating from the 1850s to the present day
    • Ranging from architectural details to archaeological landscapes, from country houses to coal mines
    • Covering counties from Cornwall to Northumberland
  • Britain From Above
    View historic aerial photos of Britain from 1919 – 1953. There are over 16,000 images to view which are searchable by place name or map.
  • Old UK Photos
    Thousands of old photos of the UK from the 1890’s to the 1960’s. The photos are organised into country and then historical county categories.
  • Past to Present
    Past to Present is an online photo gallery offering for sale a large range of vintage photographs from about 1850 to 2000.
  • Ancient Faces
    AncientFaces is a free family history community for sharing vintage photos and family history. Here you can perform a free genealogy search and discover your past.
  • Victorian and Edwardian Photographs
    The photographs are known as Carte-de-visite (CDV): 1859 – 1906 (small ones), Cabinet Card Photographs: 1870s to 1906 (large ones), and early 20th Century Portrait Postcards. The most useful section is the (Date an Old Photo) for those who are trying to date a family photograph – useful for research into family history.
  • Visit the Past
    Visit the Past is an ever increasing archive of Old UK Photos, showing pictures and images of life and social history in the 19th and early 20th century of Cities, Towns, Villages and Historic Landmarks of England, Scotland and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in the British Isles.
  • History World
    Britain’s History in Old Photos and Vintage Adverts.
  • Irish Historical Picture Company
    The Irish Historical Picture Company has a unique archive of over 23,000 photographic images taken by over 120 photographers has been subdivided into three sections:
    Localities: 2,500 different towns, villages, hamlets, streets and even individual houses.
    Irish Life Categories and Occupations:
    900+ subjects with over 14,000 images from Abbeys, through Political to Zoological Gardens, and Aviators through Post Offices to Yacht Clubs etc.
    Family and Business Names:
    1,600 different names, from Abercorn to Young, as depicted on Shopfronts, Trams, Portraits, Advertisements and Historic Event photographs.

Photo Restoration

  • Photographs Forever
    Photographs Forever is a photo restoration service that can retouch or edit your photos and bring them back to life.