A unique collection of historical and cultural images taken from illustrations, paintings, publications and periodicals. Featuring the Desmond Morris Collection, the Ann Ronan Picture Library and the EdiMedia Art Archive.
History, Science, Transport, Industry, Technology, Politics, War, Agriculture, Social History, Education, Health, Religion, Literature, Music, Art, Key Scientists, Philosophers, Military, Political, Literary, Musical, Personalities.
The World History Archive is represented by more than 20 hand picked stock agencies and specialist archives worldwide.
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We try to direct sales through our agents. This ensures our team can focus on digitizing more content! For straight forward purchases, please visit one of our handpicked agents. If you have a special request, please use the contact us page to reach us!
WHA is always looking for new partners and opportunities! Please use the 'contact us' page to give us more details.
Sadly, this is purely a cosmetic feature. We're currently testing the demand for regular e-commerce sales. Should you need an image, please visit one of our agents, or use our contact us page for a special request!
All of our images are at 60MB, 300DPI and in JPG format. We don't need/use TIF format, since the majority of the content doesn't lose quality from the JPG compression. We do have offline TIF files for some of the higher quality material.
We're constantly monitoring our emails and enquiries (including weekends, and public holidays), but here is a list times you're more likely to catch us!
Monday 8:15am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:15am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:15am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:15am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm