The Look and Learn History Picture Library is one of the world’s largest and most unusual collections of historical pictures and vintage imagery.
The core of the collection derives from our ownership of the copyright and artwork of some 30,000 outstanding illustrations that appeared in sixteen classic illustrated magazines, including Look and Learn (1962-82).
This material is complemented by over a quarter of a million illustrations from original artwork, books, magazines, illustrated papers, posters, prints, postcards, trade cards, old photographs and ephemera of all types.
All this material has been scanned and catalogued by us. Our collections include: The Peter Jackson London Collection (the largest collection of London-related printed items in private hands); The Valerie Jackson Harris Collection (items from the incomparable stock of the Chairman of The Ephemera Society); The Elgar Collection (an enormous collection of portraits of famous people); and The Illustrated Papers Collection (which includes essentially all of the out-of-copyright illustrations in the 19th century Graphic and Illustrated London News, as well as thousands of others from less well-known illustrated papers, all scanned at 600dpi).
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