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Black and White Archive

Our Black and White Archive features footage from 1930 - 1950 and includes London, aircraft, oilfields and more! This collection is available up to 4K.

New London Bridge Traffic Late 1930s 0:00

A view of pedestrians and traffic crossing the former version of the London Bridge with Southwark Cathedral in the background, London, late 1930s.

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New London Bridge Traffic Late 1930s 0:00

A view of pedestrians and traffic crossing the former version of the London Bridge with Southwark Cathedral in the background, London, late 1930s.

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New London Bridge Traffic Late 1930s 0:00

A view of pedestrians and traffic crossing the former version of the London Bridge, London, late 1930s.

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New London Bridge Traffic Late 1930s 0:00

A view of pedestrians and traffic crossing the former version of the London Bridge, London, late 1930s.

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London Building Late 1930s 0:00

View of a London building as a bus drives past, London, late 1930s.

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London Building Late 1930s 0:00

View of a London building with cars parked along the sides, London, late 1930s.

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London Traffic Late 1930s 0:00

London street traffic including vintage buses and cabs, London, late 1930s.

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London Traffic Late 1930s 0:00

London street traffic including vintage buses and cabs, London, late 1930s.

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Evening Standard Hitler Headline 0:00

An Evening Standard seller holds the day's headline of "Hitler Made Chancellor", London, 1930.

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New London Bridge Traffic Late 1930s 0:00

A view of pedestrians and traffic crossing the former version of the London Bridge, London, late 1930s.

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People Climbing Stairs Late 1930s 0:00

Close up of people's feet climbing stairs, London, late 1930s.

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Film Set Lights 1952 0:00

Close up of lights and operators on a studio film set, London, 1952.

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Film Set Lights 1952 0:00

Close up of lights and operators on a studio film set, London, 1952.

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Film Set 1952 0:00

Activity on a studio film set, London, 1952.

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Film Set 1952 0:00

Activity on a studio film set, London, 1952.

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Film Set 1952 0:00

Activity on a studio film set, London, 1952.

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Barbers Shop 1952 0:00

A line of barbers working at an upmarket barber's shop, London, 1952.

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Barbers Shop 1952 0:00

A line of barbers working at an upmarket barber's shop, London, 1952.

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Hair Salon 1952 0:00

Woman having her hair washed at a hair salon, London, 1952.

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Hair Salon 1952 0:00

Woman having her hair washed at a hair salon, London, 1952.

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Heracles Airliner 1934 0:00

Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner stationary with engines running, Croydon, 1934.

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Horatius Airliner Landing Approach 1934 0:00

Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Horatius Airliner on landing approach, Croydon, 1934.

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Pilots Exiting Heracles Airliner 1934 0:00

Pilots exiting Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner, Croydon, 1934.

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Horatius Airliner Air to Air 1934 0:00

Air to Air of an Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Horatius Airliner, Croydon, 1934.

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Horatius Airliner Landing Approach 1934 0:00

Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Horatius Airliner passes airport control tower on landing approach, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner Landing 1934 0:00

Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner landing, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner Activity 1934 0:00

Crew work on Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Horatius Airliner, Croydon, 1934.

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Royal Air Mail 1934 0:00

Crew load Royal Air Mail in Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Horatius Airliner, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner Activity 1934 0:00

Crew work on Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Horatius Airliner, Shell tanker arrives to refuel plane, Croydon, 1934.

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Croydon Airport 1934 0:00

Exterior of Croydon Airport, Croydon, 1934.

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Croydon Airport 1934 0:00

Exterior of Croydon Airport, Croydon, 1934.

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Air Traffic Control 1934 0:00

Two controllers in headphones working at air traffic control, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner Landing 1934 0:00

Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner landing, Croydon, 1934.

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Air Traffic Control 1934 0:00

Two controllers in headphones working at air traffic control, Croydon, 1934.

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Swissair DC2 1934 0:00

Swissair DC2, Croydon, 1934.

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Fokker FVII Taxiing 1934 0:00

Royal Dutch Airlines Fokker F.VII taxiing in front of control tower, Croydon, 1934.

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Fokker FVII Being Towed 1934 0:00

Royal Dutch Airlines Fokker F.VII being towed by a tractor, Croydon, 1934.

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Fokker FVII Taxiing 1934 0:00

Royal Dutch Airlines Fokker F.VII taxiing, Croydon, 1934.

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Fokker FVII Refuelling 1934 0:00

Close up of Royal Dutch Airlines Fokker F.VII being refuelled, Croydon, 1934

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Fokker FVII Taxiing 1934 0:00

Close up of Royal Dutch Airlines Fokker F.VII taxiing, Croydon, 1934.

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Lufthansa Junkers JU 52 0:00

Lufthansa Junkers JU 52 aircraft, Croydon, 1934.

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Lufthansa Junkers JU 52 0:00

Lufthansa Junkers JU 52 aircraft with swastika on the tail, Croydon, 1934.

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Horatius Airliner Air to Air 1934 0:00

Air to Air of an Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Horatius Airliner, Croydon, 1934.

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Fokker FVII Air to Air 1934 0:00

Air to Air of Royal Dutch Airlines Fokker F.VII, Croydon, 1934.

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Fokker FVII Air to Air 1934 0:00

Air to Air of Royal Dutch Airlines Fokker F.VII, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner Being Towed 1934 0:00

Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner being towed by a tractor, German plane with Swatstika on the tail in the foreground, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner Being Towed 1934 0:00

Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner being towed by a tractor, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner Being Towed 1934 0:00

Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner being towed by a tractor, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner Being Towed 1934 0:00

Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner being towed by a tractor, passes by German plane with Swatstika on the tail, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner 1934 0:00

Close up of nose of Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner stationary with engines running and crew in the cockpit, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner Taxiing1934 0:00

Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner taxis away, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner 1934 0:00

Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner stationary with engines running while a pilot boards the plane, Croydon, 1934.

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Heracles Airliner 1934 0:00

Close up of wing of an Imperial Airways Handley Page 42 Heracles Airliner, Croydon, 1934.

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Sorting Letters 0:00

Letters being sorted into pigeon holes at a post office, London 1930.

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Sorting Letters 0:00

Letters being sorted into pigeon holes at a post office, London, 1930.

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Sorting Mail into Baskets 0:00

A man sorts mail into baskets based on shipping requirements, London, 1930.

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Emptying and Sorting a Mail Bag 0:00

A worker empties a mail bag onto a desk and sorts the mail inside, London, 1930.

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Emptying and Sorting a Mail Bag 0:00

A worker empties a mail bag onto a desk and sorts the mail inside, London, 1930.

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Opening Letters 0:00

A man opens letters in a sorting office, London, 1930.

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Opening Letters 0:00

A man opens letters at a desk in a post office, London, 1930.

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Sorting Letters 0:00

Letters being sorted into pigeon holes at a post office, London, 1930.

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Sorting Letters 0:00

Letters being sorted into pigeon holes at a post office, London, 1930.

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Sorting Letters 0:00

Letters being sorted into pigeon holes at a post office, UK, 1930.

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