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Discover Alamy's deep chronicle of archive imagery spanning prominent figures through the ages, historical events and inventions that changed the world forever.

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With historically-important stock content sourced from iconic archives and specialist collectors, you get unrivalled choice to uncover decisive moments in history. Discover visuals for your encyclopaedias, biographies, TV documentaries, biopic films and museum exhibitions.

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