OLD HISTORICAL PHOTOS: the visual content

Our images portray the way we were, documenting the history of the 20th Century through its characteristic fashion, trends, icons, lifestyles, and social, economic and political events from the late 1800 to 2000. It is a comprehensive heritage of our recent past.

Subjects range from Chinese tortures to Belle Èpoque nudes; from artisans at work to celebrities and starlets; from movie stills to sport events; from family snapshots to Grand Tour traveling; from fine art and archeology to technological devices.

These visual fragments of the past portray rapid industrialization and socio-cultural changes, illustrating techniques of agricultural work and handicraft, pastoral life and marinara, games and habits, feasts and holidays, devotional behavior and ritual practices, school and family groups.

OLD HISTORICAL PHOTOS: the digital library

The images contained in our archive are searchable either with keywords or by browsing the subject category of the thematic galleries.

The simplicity is choosing among different image size and resolution, directly available to download in jpeg format in a few clicks. Each original print is restored, enhanced, and retouched when needed in order to provide an optimized version of the image ready to use.

OLD HISTORICAL PHOTOS: the creative path

Our images can be used in a wide variety of creative works. Whether you are a professional graphic, a researcher, a web developer, or an editor, our images represent a valuable content to illustrate and enhance your media creations. is the vintage image resource for designing, advertising, and marketing your product. We help the creative community producing distinctive works for magazines, newspapers, books, documentaries, and websites.