This is a working list of photo agencies and libraries operating and deceased- if your agency is not listed please let us know.
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A to Z Botanical Collection Ltd. LONDON
A.C.K. Ware (Photographs) Ltd. LONDON
A.F.U. Studios MANCHESTER.
Abraham KESWICK.
Abraham & Son PLYMOUTH.
Abrahams, Hy. LEEDS.
Ace Studio Ltd. LONDON
Adolf Morath LONDON
Advance Photo Co. LONDON
Aerofilms Ltd. LONDON
Alfieri Picture Service LONDON
Allen, T. J. PLYMOUTH.
Ambassador News ST. ALBANS.
Angel, L. V. LIVERPOOL.
Angling News Services SHEFFIELD.
Animal Photography LONDON
Archer, Argent LONDON
Art Photo Service LONDON
Arthur Burns Publicity MANCHESTER.
Arthur Winter PRESTON
Associated Graphic Arts Ltd. LONDON
Associated News Photos LONDON
Associated Press, The LONDON
Atlas Photography Ltd. LONDON
Austin, John Searle LONDON
Babington, W. H. SHEFFIELD.
Bacon, J., & Sons NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE.
Bainbridge J.R. BELFAST.
Baines & Co., Ltd. LEEDS.
Barnett, H. Walter, & Co., Ltd. LONDON
Baron Studios (Photo Centre Ltd.) LONDON
Barratt’s Photo Agency LONDON
Bassano’s Studios, Ltd. LONDON
Bawtree, A. L. SUTTON
Behr-Hunot Illustrated Information LONDON
Belfast ” Evening Telegraph ” Photo Dept. BELFAST.
Beresford, G. C. LONDON
Berridge, W. S., F.Z.S. LONDON
Blackadder, A. GLASGOW.
Blythswood Press Agency GLASGOW.
Border Press Agency CARLISLE
Bournemouth Court Photos BOURNEMOUTH
Bournemouth Photo Engraving Co. BOURNEMOUTH
Brenard Photographic Service LONDON
Brindley, F.H. SHEFFIELD.
British Illustrations Ltd. LONDON
Brooks, Ernest LONDON
Brook-Tella Photoprinters Ltd. LONDON
Broseley Studio. LONDON
Browning, J. R. EXETER.
Bruce Coleman Ltd. LONDON
Bulbeck, J., & Co. LONDON
Burford, F. W. LONDON
Busby, W. S. NEWPORT (Mon.)
C and E Layton Ltd. LONDON
C.H. Photographic Studios LONDON
Camera 7 (Wilmslow) Ltd. MANCHESTER.
Camera Location Services WOKING
Camera Press LONDON
Campbell, W. S. LONDON
Campbell-Gray, Ltd. LONDON
Campbell’s Press Studio LONDON
Cariss J. BRADFORD
Carthew and Kinnaird Ltd. LONDON
Caswall-Smith, Lizzie LONDON
Cater’s News Agency Ltd. BIRMINGHAM.
Cave, Reg. BIRMINGHAM.
Cecil H. Greville Ltd. SLOUGH
CENTRAL NEWS, THE  (Illustrations Dept.) LONDON
Central Photographic Service Ltd. LONDON
CENTRAL PRESS PHOTOS, Limited. LONDON
Chancellor & Son DUBLIN.
Chandler, S. A., & Co. EXETER.
Chandler. S. A., & Co. SOUTHAMPTON.
Channel Isles Press Services GUERNSEY
Chapman, S. P. SWANSEA
Charles, Madame Lallie LONDON
Chas. K. Bowers and sons LONDON
Clareville Studios Ltd. LONDON
Clarke & Hyde LONDON
Clegg Photos (Stafford) STAFFORD
Clifford C. Ashton ROCHDALE
Clifford Studios LONDON
COATES & CO. BRISTOL
College Studios DUBLIN.
Collings, Kettirah LONDON
Colorsport Images Ltd. LONDON
Colour 061 SALFORD
Commercial Photo Company LONDON
Conway Picture Library Ltd. LONDON
Corbett, Alexander LONDON
Corrin, Harry RUNCORN
Cosser Photographic Service CROYDON
Cosser, L. G. COLCHESTER
County Newsphotos MOTHERWELL
Court Photos BOURNEMOUTH
Cowderoy and Moss Ltd. LONDON
Cowley, Brian Studios LONDON
Cribb, Stephen PORTSMOUTH  & SOUTHSEA.
Curtis Brown News Bureau LONDON
Cyril Howe Studios BATH
Cyrus Andrews LONDON
Daily Mirror Illustrations Bureau LONDON
Daily Mirror Studios LONDON
David Thompson EDINBURGH.
Davis, William Gordon LONDON
Dinham & Son TORQUAY.
Dixon, H., & Son LONDON
Dixon, Montague, & Co. LONDON
Dover Street Studios LONDON
Downey, W. & D. LONDON
Dudley Harris LONDON
Dunn, John M. BRECHIN.
E.W. Sellar and Co. Ltd. LONDON
Eastern Press Agency CAMBRIDGE.
Eastham. Richard ISLE OP MAN.
Elliott & Fry, Ltd. LONDON
Ellis & Walery LONDON
Eric Ager NORTHAMPTON
Evans, R. W. LLANELLY.
Exclusive News Agency LONDON
Exeter News, Features and Photos EXETER.
Express Photos Ltd. LONDON
Fielding, F.,  Northern Photo Press MANCHESTER.
Foulsham. & Banfield LONDON
Fox Photos LONDON
Fox-Waterman Photography Ltd. LONDON
Fradelle & Young LONDON
Frank & Sons SOUTH SHIELDS
Frank Whitchurch Photography Ltd. LONDON
Frith, F., & Co., Ltd. LONDON
Fry, A. H. BRIGHTON.
Gale & Polden Ltd. ALDERSHOT.
Gale and Polden, Ltd. LONDON
Garnade of Cambridge CAMBRIDGE.
General and Stereoscopic Photography Ltd. LONDON
General Photographic Agency LONDON
George Weaver TENTERDEN
George, H. B. FISHGUARD.
Gibson & Sons PENZANCE.
Giles’s Photo Agency LONDON
Gill, C. H. PLYMOUTH.
Gillman & Co., Ltd. OXFORD
Godfrey Argent Ltd. LONDON
Godiva Photopress COVENTRY
Gordon McLeish and Associates Ltd. LONDON
Graphic Photo Union LONDON
Graphotos Studios Ltd. LONDON
Gray, William E. LONDON
Hailey, Clarence NEWMARKET.
Haines, Reginald LONDON
Hana Studios Ltd. LONDON
Hardie, F. W. ABERDEEN.
Harris & Co. CARDIFF.
Harrogate Press Agency KNARESBOROUGH
Harry M. Furness MANCHESTER.
Harry Titchener and Co. LONDON
Hawkings, H. PLYMOUTH.
Hebridean Press Service STORNOWAY
Henk Snoek LONDON
High Level Photography Ltd. PRESTON
Hills & Saunders CAMBRIDGE.
Hills & Saunders OXFORD
Hills & Saunders WINDSOR.
Hill’s Welsh Press Ltd. CARDIFF.
HINKINS, F. R., & SON LYNDHURST, HANTS
Histed LONDON
Holloway, F. BIRMINGHAM.
Hollyer, Fredk. LONDON
Hoppe, E. O. LONDON
Hough, H.T. LONDON
Hugh Wootten Ltd. EDGWARE
Hughes & Mullins RYDE.
Hughes, Alice LONDON
Hulton, E., & Co., Ltd. MANCHESTER.
Hylton Warner and Co. CARDIFF.
Illustrations Bureau LONDON
Industrial and Scientific Photoservices Ltd. (Studio ISP) HIGH WYCOMBE
International Art Supply & General Information Agency. The LONDON
International Illustrations Ltd. LONDON
International News Photos LONDON
International Press Pictures LONDON
International Publications Co. LONDON
J. McDonald WICK
J. W. Slater and Co. LEEDS.
J.H.K. Press Features LONDON
Jack Hickes LEEDS.
James P. Kennedy GLASGOW.
James’s Press Agency LONDON
Jepson S. SPALDING.
John Dewar EDINBURGH.
John Garner LONDON
John Graham Studio LONDON
John Holden LUTON
JONES, CHARLES BOURNE, LINCS.
Jordan, A. W. TRURO.
JR-Photos ROTHWELL
Kay, Winter, and Foley Ltd. BOLTON
Kemsley Picture Service LONDON
Keystone View Co. LONDON
King, H. N. LONDON
Kingston Photographic and Drawing Office Supplies Ltd. KINGSTON UPON THAMES
Kirk COWES.
Knight Bros. BARNSTAPLE.
Knights-Whittome, D. LONDON
Lafayette, Ltd. BELFAST.
Lafayette, Ltd. DUBLIN.
Lafayette, Ltd. GLASGOW.
Lafayette, Ltd. LONDON
Lafayette, Ltd. MANCHESTER.
Lamb, A. SELBY.
Langfier, Louis LONDON
Langfier, Ltd. LONDON
Lavis, G. & R. EASTBOURNE.
Leeds Press Agency LEEDS.
Leicester Photo Co. Ltd. LEICESTER
Lensmen Photographic Agency DUBLIN.
L’Estrange, Val LONDON
Lindrum Studios BRENTWOOD
Little, Fred BRISTOL.
Liverpool Pictorial Press Agency LIVERPOOL.
Logan F. R. Ltd. BIRMINGHAM.
London Electrotype Agency LONDON
London Features International Ltd. LONDON
LONDON NEWS AGENCY PHOTOS, Ltd. LONDON
LONDON NEWS AGENCY PHOTOS, Ltd. MANCHESTER.
London Stereoscopic Co., Ltd. LONDON
Louis Demolin Photo-Journalist LONDON
Louis Klemantaski Ltd. LONDON
Lumsden-Dubost’s Photo Bureau LONDON
Lyttle, Robt. BELFAST.
M. W. Keen Ltd. HIGH WYCOMBE
Macmahon, John ABERDEEN.
Maidstone Photo Engravers MAIDSTONE
Mark Gerson LONDON
Marshall Syndicate Inc. Ed. LONDON
Martin, Rita LONDON
Master Art Ltd. LONDON
Matt A. MacDonald GLASGOW.
Mattacol Ltd. LONDON
Maull & Fox LONDON
Maurice Broomfield Ltd. LONDON
May, Cyril E. READING.
Mayflower Studio (see Transatlantic News Features Ltd.) LONDON
Media Plates Ltd. LONDON
Meredith, Mark LIVERPOOL.
Merit Picture Agency LONDON
Michael Dunne Studio Ltd. LONDON
Michael Scott LONDON
Midland Press Agency, The BIRMINGHAM.
Millar and Harris LONDON
Mills, Ernest. H. LONDON
Mimram Studio WELWYN GARDEN CITY
Monitor Press Features Ltd. LONDON
Morgan Wells Studio Service LONDON
Morgan, G. & W. ABERDEEN.
Moyse LONDON
Neame, Elwin LONDON
New York Times Photos LONDON
Newman, J. T. BERKHAMSTED.
News Associates MANCHESTER.
News Illustrations LONDON
Newspaper Illustrations, Ltd. LONDON
Newspaper Press Exchange Illustrations Service LONDON
Newspics Ltd. LONDON
Newswork Ltd. HAMPTON-ON-THAMES
Nicholls, Horace LONDON
North Atlantic Press Agencies Ltd. BURNHAM-ON-CROUCH
North Eastern Press Agency LEEDS.
North Wales Press Agency PRESTATYN
Northern Photo Press (see Fielding) MANCHESTER.
Nottingham News Service NOTTINGHAM
Oakes Illustrations LEEDS.
Oakes News Pictorial Service HULL.
Overend, J.W. BRADFORD
Owen Lawrence Ltd. LONDON
Oxford Press Photography OXFORD
P.A. – Reuter Features Ltd. (Press Association) LONDON
P.A. – Reuter Photos Ltd. (Press Association) LONDON
P.W. and L. Thompson Ltd. COVENTRY
PAF International Ltd. LONDON
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Palatine Studios LIVERPOOL / PRESCOT
Panora Ltd. LONDON
Panoramic Images USA
Pardoe, E. J. BIRMINGHAM.
Park Pictures Ltd. (Manchester) MANCHESTER.
Park’s Press Photographic Agency, Ltd. LONDON
Partridge, S. W., & Co., Ltd. LONDON
Paul Popper Ltd. LONDON
Paul, E. PENZANCE.
Percival, Spencer KETTERING
Peter D. Snow WALTON-ON-THAMES
Peter G. Reed PRESTON
Peter Pitt Photography LONDON
Pettinati, M. LONDON
Philipson’s Studios Ltd. NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE.
Phillips & Lees ILFRACOMBE
Photo and Feature LONDON
Photo Centre Ltd. LONDON
Photo Press LONDON
Photochrom Co., Ltd. LONDON / TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Photofleet MANCHESTER.
Photoflex Ltd. LIVERPOOL
Photographia Ltd. (Cheapside) LONDON
Photographic Advertising Ltd. LONDON
Photopress Leeds Ltd. LEEDS.
Photo-Reportage LONDON
Phototeque Mon Trésor JAPAN
Photo-Union LONDON
Pictorial Agency LONDON
Pictorial Press LONDON
Picture Coverage MANCHESTER.
Pix Photos Ltd. LONDON
PixFeatures BARNET
Planair Photography EDINBURGH.
Planet News Ltd. LONDON
Poole A. H. & Co. WATERFORD.
Porri’s News Bureau GRIMSEY.
Pragnell, Kate LONDON
Press Photos International Photo News Service GREAT WAKERING
Press Picture Agency LONDON
Press Studio (W.S. Campbell) LONDON
Protheroe, L. R. BRISTOL.
Provincial Press SOUTHPORT
Pye, W. GAINSBOROUGH.
R. S. Taylor EDINBURGH.
R.B. Finney Ltd. NORTHAMPTON
Rapier Arts Ltd. LONDON
Rawson, Bernard G. SOUTH WOODFORD
Raymonds News Agency DERBY
Record Press LONDON
Red Lion Picture Service LONDON
Reece Winstone BRISTOL
Regent Photography MANCHESTER.
Reginald A. Malby and Co. LONDON
Reid WISHAW.
Rischgitz, A. LONDON
Ronald G. French Ltd. LIVERPOOL.
Rotary Photographic Co., Ltd. LONDON
Rouch, W. W., & Co. LONDON
Roy Wales LONDON
Russell & Sons PORTSMOUTH  & SOUTHSEA.
Russell & Sons WINDSOR.
Russell & Sons, Ltd. LONDON
S. G. Jackman EDINBURGH.
S.K.R. Photos International LONDON
Sanders, A. S. BIDEFORD.
Sandmann Co. LONDON
Sarony & White LONDON
Scaioni’s Studio Ltd. LONDON
Scholastic Souvenir Co. Ltd. BLACKPOOL
Scottish Pictorial News Agency EDINBURGH.
Scottish Studios and Engravers Ltd. GLASGOW.
Seymour Studios Ltd. (Mark Gerson Photography) LONDON
Shepstone, H. J. LONDON
Sidney Bishop Studio LONDON
Silk, Reginald PORTSMOUTH  & SOUTHSEA.
Smith, A. E. LONDON
Smith, Ian EDINBURGH.
South West Picture Agency Ltd. BRISTOL
South Yorkshire Foto Press Agency MEXBOROUGH
South Yorkshire News Service SHEFFIELD.
Speaight, Ltd. LONDON
Special Press LONDON
Spice Photos Ltd. LONDON
Spicer’s News Agency DOVER.
SPORT  & GENERAL PRESS AGENCY, LTD. LONDON
Stanley’s Press Agency LONDON
Steam & Sons CAMBRIDGE.
Stewart Bale Ltd. LIVERPOOL.
Stott, H. MANCHESTER.
Stuart, W. S. LONDON
Studio Colophon Ltd. LEICESTER
Studio De Molin Photographers LONDON
Studio Five LONDON
Studio Lisa Ltd. LONDON
Studio Swain GLASGOW.
Sunder Studios Ltd. CROYDON
Swain, John and son Ltd. GLASGOW.
Swaine, P. A. LONDON
Sweatman Hedgeland Ltd. MAIDSTONE
Telegraph Photo-News Agency LONDON
Tella Camera Co. LONDON
Textophote LONDON
The Mustograph Agency LONDON
Thomas Kidd PRESTON
Thomas, J. E. NEWPORT (Mon.)
Thomas’s Shropshire Press Agency SHREWSBURY
Thomson LONDON
Thomson Picture Service (TOPIX) LONDON
Tierney & Tierney LIVERPOOL.
Topham, John Ltd. SIDCUP
Topical Picture Co. LONDON
TOPICAL PRESS AGENCY LONDON
Torbay News Features and Photos TORQUAY.
Tourist Photo Library Ltd. LONDON
TransAtlantic News Features Ltd. LONDON
Turners (Photography) Ltd. NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE.
Underwood & Underwood LONDON
United Press International (UK) Ltd. LONDON
Universal Photo Exchange Ltd. LONDON
Universal Pictorial Press Agency (UPPA) LONDON
Usher, P. T. ST. ALBANS.
Valentine, DUNDEE.
Van Hallen Photo Features LONDON
Vandyck, C. LONDON
Verity Press Features LONDON
Vickery & Sons BARNSTAPLE.
Vista of Glasgow GLASGOW.
W. Ralston Ltd. GLASGOW.
Wallace Heaton Ltd. LONDON
Walshams Ltd. LONDON
Walter Bird Studio LONDON
Watson Bros. HULL.
Waverton Ltd. LONDON
Waynford Press Ltd. EASTBOURNE.
Weaver D.F. and J. ASHFORD
Welsh Topical Press CARDIFF.
West G. & Son PORTSMOUTH  & SOUTHSEA.
West Midlands Photo Services Ltd. SHREWSBURY
West of Scotland Press Agency GLASGOW.
West Park Studio Ltd. HULL.
West Park Studio Ltd. RIPON
Weston, J., & Sons LONDON
Wheeler, Hawksworth FOLKESTONE
Whitecross Studio Ltd. LONDON
Whitlock, H. J. & Son, Ltd. BIRMINGHAM.
Wide World Photos LONDON
Wilfred Newton Ltd. LONDON
Wilkes, Albert & Son WEST BROMWICH.
Wilkinson LIVERPOOL.
Wilkinson, Stanley TROWBRIDGE.
William H. Cox (Home Counties Newspapers Ltd.) LUTON
Willis, Gadon SHEFFIELD.
Willoughby Gullachsen BIRMINGHAM.
Wilson, Terrence and Partners Ltd. LONDON
Window & Grove LONDON
Woburn Studios Ltd. LONDON
Woodall, Minshall, Thomas & Co. . OSWESTRY.
Wright and Logan SOUTHSEA
Xclusivepix LONDON