Historic photos

Historical film footage

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  • Kennedy in Berlin

The Historiathek Image Library collects images and films on historical topics. High-quality photos are digitised and prepared from archive templates for use in publications.

Professional editors looking for new motifs are at the right address here.

We scan still images from many thousands of hours of film material using modern digital technology. The quality of the new scans clearly surpasses older archive images. Most of our motifs have never been shown in public before.

Are you looking for special motifs? Contact us – we have thousands of images in process.

Simple licencing model

Purchase once, use for an unlimited period of time and worldwide for the desired type of use – that’s how clear and simple modern licensing should be. Historiathek Bildagentur licences its photos anf footage exclusively to business customers.
The masters of the historical scans have a resolution of up to 5740×4315 pixels. The master is delivered after payment via download. We accept standard credit cards. More information on licences and conditions can be found in the terms and conditions.
Speaking of which: Woolworth’s secret was fixed prices for good goods. The shop in Columbus Haus on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin was a magnet. This photo, published for the first time, was taken in 1937.

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