Getty Images launches the Archive Photos collection

Getty Images has launched a new collection made up of images from the Hulton Archive. The Archive Photos collection will feature ‘Iconic images of the American experience’.


 Getty Images Inc. today announced the launch of the new Archive Photos collection featuring historic and contemporary images of the American experience from the Hulton Archive.  Originating from the Hulton’s unrivalled archive of photojournalism, Archive Photos covers America from its birth to present day from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to iconic scenes from the 20th century.  Archive Photos is now available online at

The new Archive Photos collection has been carefully crafted by the Hulton Archive’s editors to reflect historically and socially significant American themes.  It boasts 80,000 digitized archival editorial and creative images including vintage model-released stock, news photos of every description from around the world, extensive coverage of Hollywood from the early days to present and a large collection of engravings and drawings of events and people from before the introduction of photography.  The collection includes content by many of the most influential photographers in history, such as Julia Margaret-Cameron, Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis, as well as celebrated sources including Pictorial Parade, FPG and George Eastman House.

“The Hulton Archive is internationally renowned and recognised for its rich collection of culturally relevant historical imagery,” commented Matthew Butson, Vice President, Hulton Archive. “Archive Photos descends from our renowned collection of more than 80 million archival photos and has been carefully selected to reflect America’s defining moments, places and personalities.  We are proud to give customers access to a wealth of iconic American content, while continuing to expand and bolster our substantial digital offerings.”

Getty Images spent several months selecting the most historically significant and marketable images that would resonate with American themes for this unique collection.  More than 80,000 images have been digitized to create the new Archive Photos collection, and will continue to evolve as more visual gems are discovered from within the Hulton Archive. From the launch of Apollo 11 to Babe Ruth’s last game and from the strength of Theodore Roosevelt to the charisma of Elizabeth Taylor, many of the most famous editorial shots in history are part of Getty Images’ new offering including Pulitzer-Prize-winning photography.

The Archive Photos collection further strengthens Getty Images’ comprehensive archival offering, which includes contributions from world renowned partners such as Time & Life Pictures, which includes legendary names such as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, and W Eugene Smith, as well as Weegee, NY Daily News, Arnold Newman, and numerous US historical institutions. Getty Images offers a distinguished archival collection that is curated to provide a contemporary relevance for the needs of today’s global media.

Marco | Editor

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  • March 11, 2012 at 6:58 am

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