Mary Evans collection of the week: Harry Price Library of Magical Literature

Harry Price (born 1881 in London) is best known as one of the leading (and most controversial) researchers and authoritative voices on all things paranormal; his popularity gained predominantly through his work investigating well known haunted houses and exposing fake spiritualists during the 1920s and ’30s, a time when public interest in séances and the…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: The Donald McGill Archive

If any artist sums up the great British holiday, then it must surely be Donald McGill (1875-1962), king of the saucy seaside postcard. We are thrilled to now represent his archive, especially as McGill lived in Blackheath and has a blue plaque at 5 Bennett Park, a short walk from our office. McGill gave up…

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May highlights from Nature Picture Library

New material on our site this month comes from all corners of the globe. Claudio Contreras reveals the riches of Mexico’s Guadalupe Island, Franco Banfi dives into the underwater world of Italy’s Amalfi Coast and Tony Wu goes in search of flying squirrels in Japan. We also have indigenous people from Madagascar, Bolivia and Papua…

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May highlights from Image Quest Marine

Our beautiful Photo of the Month shows a Little Egret in flight in Grand Canary, Spain, creating a perfect mirror image over the water. This wonderful capture is one of many new aquatic bird images we have received from our photographers in recent months as we grow this area of our library. Please contact us to take…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: John Turner

Race-goers caught up in the excitement of the moment. Date: circa 1930s

In 2018, Liz Carroll and her husband Martin unearthed a suitcase full of photographic negatives taken by Liz’s father, John Turner, which had been in the loft since he died in 1987. Most of the images had never been made into prints, but scanning the negatives revealed that John had taken a succession of superb…

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4Corners Images: the best British beaches

United Kingdom, England, Cornwall, Great Britain, New Polzeath beach

From North to South and East to West, Shetland to Scilly and Lough Foyle to Lowestoft, the UK has the most fabulous seashore. 4Corners presents photos of some of the finest beaches around the British coastline. Here’s our select image gallery of British beaches and here, you can see all 4Corners images of Great Britain. 4Corners Images newsletter – 29 April,…

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April highlights from Nature Picture Library

Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) female with infant. The female Marconi had been rehabilited by SOCP program. She had a baby in 2017 born in the forest of Jantho, Aceh province where she was been released., Jantho Forest Reserve, Sumatra.

More than 3000 new images were added to the Nature Picture Library site in the last month. Highlights include Maxime Aliaga’s work on orangutan behaviour and conservation, lots of European wildlife with a strong focus on the Nordic countries, dramatic aerial landscape images, strong macro coverage on insects, fungi and slime moulds, and coverage from…

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Brand New Anniversaries

Collage of images relating to historical anniversaries

We do like to plan well ahead here at Mary Evans, and endeavour to keep the Historical Anniversaries pages on our website a good number of years ahead. These illustrated reminders, with a smart new layout, have recently been updated to include the most interesting and important anniversaries up to 2025, giving you over four…

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Nature Picture Library: Icelanders view the eruption of Geldingalir

Long line of people, mainly local, walking with headlights, heading back from a visit to the Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland. Long exposure showing direction of movement. 2 April 2021

The ongoing eruption of the Geldingalir volcano near Reykjavik, which started on March 19th, has drawn large numbers of Icelanders to marvel at the lava flows, in spite of the challenging terrain and the ongoing pandemic. Read all about this spectacle in our latest blog post, featuring the dramatic images of Theo Bosboom, or explore the…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: National Museums Northern Ireland

Spring (1633). Brueghel, Pieter II 1564-1638 (after). Date: 1633

We have been sending out a Collection of the Week for almost four years, and although we love telling you about brand new collections, we also think it’s important to remind you about others that have been with us for a while. With this in mind, we’re revisiting a former COTW which we truly believe…

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