Fleet Street photo agency image collection numbers in 1952 – Keystone = 2M

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above:  Details of the LNA in the 1917 Newspaper Directory – est. 1893 – photo dept set 1908

While researching the start date of London News Agency Photos Ltd – LNA – (1908) we had these figures in from the industry directories of Alan Smith owner at Topfoto.
‘The earliest date I have it [LNA] listed is 1952 when it is a t 46 fleet street with 200,000 pictures. “photographs of news events of all kinds date from 1908”. Nothing is certain there. 200,000 is not a lot when in the same year keystone are saying 2 million. Pictorial press which started in 1937 are saying 250,000. Popper 1936 are saying 200,000. A.’

Below is the announcement by the LNA to start their photo department  – 1908

1918 Advertisement feature for London News Agency Photos by Craig McKay It makes specifical mention of the 40 plus men from the LNA that served during the first world war and the 8 staff photographers who photographed it on every allied front.

1918 Advertisement feature for London News Agency Photos by Craig McKay
It makes specifical mention of the 40 plus men from the LNA that served during the first world war and the 8 staff photographers who photographed it on every allied front.

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