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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 3,248 pictures in our Topical Press Agency collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.

Missing Mystery Featured Topical Press Agency Print

Missing Mystery

6th December 1926: A car being used in a police reconstruction of events surrounding the disappearance of detective story writer Agatha Christie near Newland's Corner, Guildford, Surrey, where Christie's car was found abandoned. The police are working on a runaway car theory. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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)

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Farewell Son Featured Topical Press Agency Print

Farewell Son

19th September 1925: Call boy Alfred Ayre waves goodbye to his mother at Waterloo train station, London, to take up his contract in America. (Photo by MacGregor/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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