"Mary Evans Picture Library licences images for commercial use in books, newspapers, magazines, adverts, web sites and all manner of other media.
Our images cover a broad range of topics and subject areas which, although coming under the umbrella classification of history, in fact, extend far beyond most people's perception of historical pictures.
Our material has traditionally been used in an editorial context to illustrate news stories, magazine articles and the like, but today it is increasingly sought by creatives looking for different and stimulating imagery around which to base advertising campaigns or commercial design projects.
We offer a full digital online service, enabling you to search, order and download images via the internet. Unlike some of our larger competitors, however, we still offer a personal, professional picture research service, for those occasions when you can't find what you're looking for, don't have time to search yourself, or are not sure what it is you are looking for. Every time you call Mary Evans Picture Library, the phone is answered by an experienced and knowledgeable picture researcher.
We currently have more than 300,000 images online, more than half of which are high-res scanned and available for immediate download. We continue to add new images at a rate of 500 each week. If you don't find what you're looking for, the chances are we have it in our archives, so be sure to contact us."