Update: PA Images are looking into it.
Update: This in from a reader at our PhotoArchiveNews.com site: Hi Will.
Hope all is well. I believe photo press was acquired by London news service /sport and general then acquired by empics then acquired by PA.
Latest enquiry in from a UK book publisher looking to clear copyrights on a 1930’s Photopress image –
I came across your website and I wondered whether you might be able to shed any light on Photopress, who operated in Fleet street in the 1930s? We’re doing a book with the Royal Institution, who hold photos stamped with the Photopress logo on the back, but I’m unable to uncover whether they were bought and therefore whether anyone still holds the copyright to this photo (attached).
Updated 10 July 2021:
Any images PA (the Press Association) acquired in the 40s got re-branded as PA
‘If your customer has a copy of the image can you send it over as this would help in ascertaining if we do hold it (and also help in confirming if we do hold pockets of that archive)’