This is a working list of photo agencies and libraries operating and deceased- if your agency is not listed please let us know.
The PPHP is currently researching early press guides, if you have any please let us know they may be useful to our work.

 

A to Z Botanical Collection Ltd.LONDON
A.C.K. Ware (Photographs) Ltd.LONDON
A.F.U. StudiosMANCHESTER.
AbrahamKESWICK.
Abraham & SonPLYMOUTH.
Abrahams, Hy.LEEDS.
Ace Studio Ltd.LONDON
Adolf MorathLONDON
Advance Photo Co.LONDON
Aerofilms Ltd.LONDON
Alfieri Picture ServiceLONDON
Allen, T. J.PLYMOUTH.
Ambassador NewsST. ALBANS.
Angel, L. V.LIVERPOOL.
Angling News ServicesSHEFFIELD.
Animal PhotographyLONDON
Archer, ArgentLONDON
Art Photo ServiceLONDON
Arthur Burns PublicityMANCHESTER.
Arthur WinterPRESTON
Associated Graphic Arts Ltd.LONDON
Associated News PhotosLONDON
Associated Press, TheLONDON still active
Atlas Photography Ltd.LONDON
Austin, John SearleLONDON
Babington, W. H.SHEFFIELD.
Bacon, J., & SonsNEWCASTLE-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 AgencyLONDON at PA Images
Bassano’s Studios, Ltd.LONDON
Bawtree, A. L.SUTTON
Behr-Hunot Illustrated InformationLONDON
Belfast ” Evening Telegraph ” Photo Dept.BELFAST.
Beresford, G. C.LONDON
Berridge, W. S., F.Z.S.LONDON
Blackadder, A.GLASGOW.
Blythswood Press AgencyGLASGOW.
Border Press AgencyCARLISLE
Bournemouth Court PhotosBOURNEMOUTH
Bournemouth Photo Engraving Co.BOURNEMOUTH
Brenard Photographic ServiceLONDON
Brindley, F.H.SHEFFIELD.
British Illustrations Ltd.LONDON
Brooks, ErnestLONDON
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 StudiosLONDON
Camera 7 (Wilmslow) Ltd.MANCHESTER.
Camera Location ServicesWOKING
Camera PressLONDON Still active
Campbell, W. S.LONDON
Campbell-Gray, Ltd.LONDON
Campbell’s Press StudioLONDON
Cariss J.BRADFORD
Carthew and Kinnaird Ltd.LONDON
Caswall-Smith, LizzieLONDON
Cater’s News Agency Ltd.BIRMINGHAM – still active
Cave, Reg.BIRMINGHAM.
Cecil H. Greville Ltd.SLOUGH
CENTRAL NEWS, THE  (Illustrations Dept.)LONDON
Central Photographic Service Ltd.LONDON
CENTRAL PRESS PHOTOS, Limited.LONDON at Getty Images
Chancellor & SonDUBLIN.
Chandler, S. A., & Co.EXETER.
Chandler. S. A., & Co.SOUTHAMPTON.
Channel Isles Press ServicesGUERNSEY
Chapman, S. P.SWANSEA
Charles, Madame LallieLONDON
Chas. K. Bowers and sonsLONDON
Clareville Studios Ltd.LONDON
Clarke & HydeLONDON
Clegg Photos (Stafford)STAFFORD
Clifford C. AshtonROCHDALE
Clifford StudiosLONDON
COATES & CO.BRISTOL
College StudiosDUBLIN.
Collings, KettirahLONDON
Colorsport Images Ltd.LONDON
Colour 061SALFORD
Commercial Photo CompanyLONDON
Conway Picture Library Ltd.LONDON
Corbett, AlexanderLONDON
Corrin, HarryRUNCORN
Cosser Photographic ServiceCROYDON
Cosser, L. G.COLCHESTER
County NewsphotosMOTHERWELL
Court PhotosBOURNEMOUTH
Cowderoy and Moss Ltd.LONDON
Cowley, Brian StudiosLONDON
Cribb, StephenPORTSMOUTH  & SOUTHSEA.
Curtis Brown News BureauLONDON
Cyril Howe StudiosBATH
Cyrus AndrewsLONDON
Daily Mirror Illustrations BureauLONDON now Mirrorpix
Daily Mirror StudiosLONDON
David ThompsonEDINBURGH.
Davis, William GordonLONDON
Dinham & SonTORQUAY.
Dixon, H., & SonLONDON
Dixon, Montague, & Co.LONDON
Dover Street StudiosLONDON
Downey, W. & D.LONDON
Dudley HarrisLONDON
Dunn, John M.BRECHIN.
E.W. Sellar and Co. Ltd.LONDON
Eastern Press AgencyCAMBRIDGE.
Eastham. RichardISLE OP MAN.
Elliott & Fry, Ltd.LONDON
Ellis & WaleryLONDON
Eric AgerNORTHAMPTON
Evans, R. W.LLANELLY.
Exclusive News AgencyLONDON
Exeter News, Features and PhotosEXETER.
Express Photos Ltd.LONDON
Fielding, F.,  Northern Photo PressMANCHESTER.
Foulsham. & BanfieldLONDON
Fox PhotosLONDON at Getty Images
Fox-Waterman Photography Ltd.LONDON
Fradelle & YoungLONDON
Frank & SonsSOUTH SHIELDS
Frank Whitchurch Photography Ltd.LONDON
Frith, F., & Co., Ltd.LONDON Sold – Still active
Fry, A. H.BRIGHTON.
Gale & Polden Ltd.ALDERSHOT.
Gale and Polden, Ltd.LONDON
Garnade of CambridgeCAMBRIDGE.
General and Stereoscopic Photography Ltd.LONDON
General Photographic AgencyLONDON
George WeaverTENTERDEN
George, H. B.FISHGUARD.
Gibson & SonsPENZANCE.
Giles’s Photo AgencyLONDON
Gill, C. H.PLYMOUTH.
Gillman & Co., Ltd.OXFORD
Godfrey Argent Ltd.LONDON
Godiva PhotopressCOVENTRY
Gordon McLeish and Associates Ltd.LONDON
Graphic Photo UnionLONDON at the Times
Graphotos Studios Ltd.LONDON
Gray, William E.LONDON
Hailey, ClarenceNEWMARKET.
Haines, ReginaldLONDON
Hana Studios Ltd.LONDON
Hardie, F. W.ABERDEEN.
Harris & Co.CARDIFF.
Harrogate Press AgencyKNARESBOROUGH
Harry M. FurnessMANCHESTER.
Harry Titchener and Co.LONDON
Hawkings, H.PLYMOUTH.
Hebridean Press ServiceSTORNOWAY
Henk SnoekLONDON
High Level Photography Ltd.PRESTON
Hills & SaundersCAMBRIDGE.
Hills & SaundersOXFORD
Hills & SaundersWINDSOR.
Hill’s Welsh Press Ltd.CARDIFF.
HINKINS, F. R., & SONLYNDHURST, HANTS
HistedLONDON
Holloway, F.BIRMINGHAM.
Hollyer, Fredk.LONDON
Hoppe, E. O.LONDON
Hough, H.T.LONDON
Hugh Wootten Ltd.EDGWARE
Hughes & MullinsRYDE.
Hughes, AliceLONDON
Hulton, E., & Co., Ltd.MANCHESTER.
Hylton Warner and Co.CARDIFF.
Illustrations BureauLONDON
Industrial and Scientific Photoservices Ltd. (Studio ISP)HIGH WYCOMBE
International Art Supply & General Information Agency. TheLONDON
International Illustrations Ltd.LONDON
International News PhotosLONDON
International Press PicturesLONDON
International Publications Co.LONDON
J. McDonaldWICK
J. W. Slater and Co.LEEDS.
J.H.K. Press FeaturesLONDON
Jack HickesLEEDS.
James P. KennedyGLASGOW.
James’s Press AgencyLONDON
Jepson S.SPALDING.
John DewarEDINBURGH.
John GarnerLONDON
John Graham StudioLONDON
John HoldenLUTON
JONES, CHARLESBOURNE, LINCS.
Jordan, A. W.TRURO.
JR-PhotosROTHWELL
Kay, Winter, and Foley Ltd.BOLTON
Kemsley Picture ServiceLONDON
Keystone View Co.LONDON at Getty Images
King, H. N.LONDON
Kingston Photographic and Drawing Office Supplies Ltd.KINGSTON UPON THAMES
KirkCOWES.
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, LouisLONDON
Langfier, Ltd.LONDON
Lavis, G. & R.EASTBOURNE.
Leeds Press AgencyLEEDS.
Leicester Photo Co. Ltd.LEICESTER
Lensmen Photographic AgencyDUBLIN.
L’Estrange, ValLONDON
Lindrum StudiosBRENTWOOD
Little, FredBRISTOL.
Liverpool Pictorial Press AgencyLIVERPOOL.
Logan F. R. Ltd.BIRMINGHAM.
London Electrotype AgencyLONDON
London Features International Ltd.LONDON – Sold to David Jacobs/Ex Action Images owner  – now at Photoshot/Avalon
LONDON NEWS AGENCY PHOTOS, Ltd.LONDON – Investigating
LONDON NEWS AGENCY PHOTOS, Ltd.MANCHESTER.
London Stereoscopic Co., Ltd.LONDON at Getty Images
Louis Demolin Photo-JournalistLONDON
Louis Klemantaski Ltd.LONDON still active
Lumsden-Dubost’s Photo BureauLONDON
Lyttle, Robt.BELFAST.
M. W. Keen Ltd.HIGH WYCOMBE
Macmahon, JohnABERDEEN.
Maidstone Photo EngraversMAIDSTONE
Mark GersonLONDON
Marshall Syndicate Inc. Ed.LONDON
Martin, RitaLONDON
Master Art Ltd.LONDON
Matt A. MacDonaldGLASGOW.
Mattacol Ltd.LONDON
Maull & FoxLONDON
Maurice Broomfield Ltd.LONDON run by his Son
May, Cyril E.READING.
Mayflower Studio (see Transatlantic News Features Ltd.)LONDON
Media Plates Ltd.LONDON
Meredith, MarkLIVERPOOL.
Merit Picture AgencyLONDON
Michael Dunne Studio Ltd.LONDON
Michael ScottLONDON
Midland Press Agency, TheBIRMINGHAM.
Millar and HarrisLONDON
Mills, Ernest. H.LONDON
Mimram StudioWELWYN GARDEN CITY
Monitor Press Features Ltd.LONDON in storage
Morgan Wells Studio ServiceLONDON
Morgan, G. & W.ABERDEEN.
MoyseLONDON
Neame, ElwinLONDON
New York Times PhotosLONDON
Newman, J. T.BERKHAMSTED.
News AssociatesMANCHESTER.
News IllustrationsLONDON
Newspaper Illustrations, Ltd.LONDON
Newspaper Press Exchange Illustrations ServiceLONDON
Newspics Ltd.LONDON
Newswork Ltd.HAMPTON-ON-THAMES
Nicholls, HoraceLONDON
North Atlantic Press Agencies Ltd.BURNHAM-ON-CROUCH
North Eastern Press AgencyLEEDS.
North Wales Press AgencyPRESTATYN
Northern Photo Press (see Fielding)MANCHESTER.
Nottingham News ServiceNOTTINGHAM
Oakes IllustrationsLEEDS.
Oakes News Pictorial ServiceHULL.
Overend, J.W.BRADFORD
Owen Lawrence Ltd.LONDON
Oxford Press PhotographyOXFORD
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 StudiosLIVERPOOL / PRESCOT
Panora Ltd.LONDON
Panoramic ImagesUSA
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 then Popperphoto – now at Getty Images
Paul, E.PENZANCE.
Percival, SpencerKETTERING
Peter D. SnowWALTON-ON-THAMES
Peter G. ReedPRESTON
Peter Pitt PhotographyLONDON
Pettinati, M.LONDON
Philipson’s Studios Ltd.NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE.
Phillips & LeesILFRACOMBE
Photo and FeatureLONDON
Photo Centre Ltd.LONDON
Photo PressLONDON
Photochrom Co., Ltd.LONDON / TUNBRIDGE WELLS
PhotofleetMANCHESTER.
Photoflex Ltd.LIVERPOOL
Photographia Ltd. (Cheapside)LONDON
Photographic Advertising Ltd.LONDON
Photopress Leeds Ltd.LEEDS.
Photo-ReportageLONDON
Phototeque Mon TrésorJAPAN
Photo-UnionLONDON
Pictorial AgencyLONDON
Pictorial PressLONDON
Picture CoverageMANCHESTER.
Pix Photos Ltd.LONDON
PixFeaturesBARNET
Planair PhotographyEDINBURGH.
Planet News Ltd.LONDON
Poole A. H. & Co.WATERFORD.
Porri’s News BureauGRIMSEY.
Pragnell, KateLONDON
Press Photos International Photo News ServiceGREAT WAKERING
Press Picture AgencyLONDON
Press Studio (W.S. Campbell)LONDON
Protheroe, L. R.BRISTOL.
Provincial PressSOUTHPORT
Pye, W.GAINSBOROUGH.
R. S. TaylorEDINBURGH.
R.B. Finney Ltd.NORTHAMPTON
Rapier Arts Ltd.LONDON
Rawson, Bernard G.SOUTH WOODFORD
Raymonds News AgencyDERBY
Record PressLONDON
Red Lion Picture ServiceLONDON
Reece WinstoneBRISTOL
Regent PhotographyMANCHESTER.
Reginald A. Malby and Co.LONDON
ReidWISHAW.
Rischgitz, A.LONDON
Ronald G. French Ltd.LIVERPOOL.
Rotary Photographic Co., Ltd.LONDON
Rouch, W. W., & Co.LONDON
Roy WalesLONDON
Russell & SonsPORTSMOUTH  & SOUTHSEA.
Russell & SonsWINDSOR.
Russell & Sons, Ltd.LONDON
S. G. JackmanEDINBURGH.
S.K.R. Photos InternationalLONDON
Sanders, A. S.BIDEFORD.
Sandmann Co.LONDON
Sarony & WhiteLONDON
Scaioni’s Studio Ltd.LONDON
Scholastic Souvenir Co. Ltd.BLACKPOOL
Scottish Pictorial News AgencyEDINBURGH.
Scottish Studios and Engravers Ltd.GLASGOW.
Seymour Studios Ltd. (Mark Gerson Photography)LONDON
Shepstone, H. J.LONDON
Sidney Bishop StudioLONDON
Silk, ReginaldPORTSMOUTH  & SOUTHSEA.
Smith, A. E.LONDON
Smith, IanEDINBURGH.
South West Picture Agency Ltd.BRISTOL
South Yorkshire Foto Press AgencyMEXBOROUGH
South Yorkshire News ServiceSHEFFIELD.
Speaight, Ltd.LONDON
Special PressLONDON
Spice Photos Ltd.LONDON
Spicer’s News AgencyDOVER.
SPORT  & GENERAL PRESS AGENCY, LTD.LONDON ‘Sport’ in storage ‘General’ at PA Images
Stanley’s Press AgencyLONDON
Steam & SonsCAMBRIDGE.
Stewart Bale Ltd.LIVERPOOL.
Stott, H.MANCHESTER.
Stuart, W. S.LONDON
Studio Colophon Ltd.LEICESTER
Studio De Molin PhotographersLONDON
Studio FiveLONDON
Studio Lisa Ltd.LONDON
Studio SwainGLASGOW.
Sunder Studios Ltd.CROYDON
Swain, John and son Ltd.GLASGOW.
Swaine, P. A.LONDON
Sweatman Hedgeland Ltd.MAIDSTONE – closed  – investigating
Telegraph Photo-News AgencyLONDON
Tella Camera Co.LONDON
TextophoteLONDON
The Mustograph AgencyLONDON
Thomas KiddPRESTON
Thomas, J. E.NEWPORT (Mon.)
Thomas’s Shropshire Press AgencySHREWSBURY
ThomsonLONDON
Thomson Picture Service (TOPIX)LONDON
Tierney & TierneyLIVERPOOL.
Topham, John Ltd.SIDCUP – now Topfoto
Topical Picture Co.LONDON
TOPICAL PRESS AGENCYLONDON – investigating
Torbay News Features and PhotosTORQUAY.
Tourist Photo Library Ltd.LONDON
TransAtlantic News Features Ltd.LONDON
Turners (Photography) Ltd.NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE.
Underwood & UnderwoodLONDON
United Press International (UK) Ltd.LONDON – split between various still active agencies
Universal Photo Exchange Ltd.LONDON
Universal Pictorial Press Agency (UPPA)LONDON – Sold to Photoshot now Avalon
Usher, P. T.ST. ALBANS.
Valentine,DUNDEE.
Van Hallen Photo FeaturesLONDON
Vandyck, C.LONDON
Verity Press FeaturesLONDON
Vickery & SonsBARNSTAPLE.
Vista of GlasgowGLASGOW.
W. Ralston Ltd.GLASGOW.
Wallace Heaton Ltd.LONDON
Walshams Ltd.LONDON
Walter Bird StudioLONDON
Watson Bros.HULL.
Waverton Ltd.LONDON
Waynford Press Ltd.EASTBOURNE.
Weaver D.F. and J.ASHFORD
Welsh Topical PressCARDIFF.
West G. & SonPORTSMOUTH  & SOUTHSEA.
West Midlands Photo Services Ltd.SHREWSBURY
West of Scotland Press AgencyGLASGOW.
West Park Studio Ltd.HULL.
West Park Studio Ltd.RIPON
Weston, J., & SonsLONDON
Wheeler, HawksworthFOLKESTONE
Whitecross Studio Ltd.LONDON
Whitlock, H. J. & Son, Ltd.BIRMINGHAM.
Wide World PhotosLONDON – investigating
Wilfred Newton Ltd.LONDON
Wilkes, Albert & SonWEST BROMWICH.
WilkinsonLIVERPOOL.
Wilkinson, StanleyTROWBRIDGE.
William H. Cox (Home Counties Newspapers Ltd.)LUTON
Willis, GadonSHEFFIELD.
Willoughby GullachsenBIRMINGHAM.
Wilson, Terrence and Partners Ltd.LONDON
Window & GroveLONDON
Woburn Studios Ltd.LONDON
Woodall, Minshall, Thomas & Co. .OSWESTRY.
Wright and LoganSOUTHSEA
XclusivepixLONDON