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Topical Press Agency Gallery

Early 20th Century images captured by one of the leading photo agency of the time

Often known simply as Topical, the Agency was founded c.1903 by Mr J.B. Helsby & Mr Walter J. Edward and was one of the leading photo agencies in London in the early twentieth-century. This is an amazing collection of historical black & white art prints taken by Topical photographers who captured images of contemporary events and stock footage that was syndicated to newspapers and publishers around the world.  

Choose from 4,036 pictures in our Topical Press Agency collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


The bow of Sir Ernest Shackletons exploratory vessel SS Endurance Featured Topical Press Agency Print

The bow of Sir Ernest Shackletons exploratory vessel SS Endurance

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 1914: The bow of Sir Ernest Shackleton's exploratory vessel SS Endurance being prepared for her Antarctic voyage in Millwall Docks, London, England. Towards the end of the expedition, the ship became stuck in the ice and later sank, forcing her crew to make for civilisation in an open craft. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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Preparing Poison Featured Topical Press Agency Print

Preparing Poison

10th October 1928: A member of staff working for Dr C L Claremont, Research Chemist on Rat Destruction for the Ministry of Agriculture, chopping red squill bulbs for rat poison in preparation for the Rat War'. (Photo by J. Gaiger/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

3307457, England Black White Format Landscape Male Machinery Europe Top

Wheres A Porter ? Featured Topical Press Agency Print

Wheres A Porter ?

3rd August 1929: Two young women pushing their luggage on a trolley at Paddington station during the holiday rush out of London. (Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

3142856, England Passenger Black White Format Landscape Female Luggage