·  Matthew Butson
Vice President of Hulton Archive
·  Lenny Hanson
Conservator of Hulton Archive
·  Sarah McDonald
Curator of Hulton Archive
·  Lee Shoulders
Director of Archival Film Content
·  Fox Photos Daybooks
·  Le Grice X-Ray Photograph
·  Roger Bannister breaks four-minute mile, 1954
·  London Stereoscopic Company
·  Rod Steiger, 1955
·  Blondin Crossing Niagara Falls, 1858
·  Tennyson's Idylls of the King, 1873
·  The Great East River Suspension Bridge, 1886
·  Hay Elevator, 1937
·  Eva Peron, 1951
·  Marilyn Monroe, 1956
·  Lauren Bacall, 1954
·  The Express Collection
·  Conservation
  Our preservation and conservation program
Getty Images' archive spans the birth of photography to the present day and is home to a gamut of collections and master photographers. Included are calotypes, daguerreotypes, carbon prints and vintage prints from 19th-century greats, such as Lewis Carroll and Julia Margaret Cameron, to 20th-century masters of photography like Brassai and Man Ray.

Our full-time archival staff meticulously catalogs, preserves, conserves and documents our invaluable photographic and nonphotographic ephemeral collections in a museum-standard conservation rollout program. The majority of key prints are stored in custom-made archival boxes, sleeves and mounts in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment. We employ traditional methods as well as modern technology to restore our images. In addition, our more fragile nitrate negatives are held at the state-of-the-art premises of the John Paul Getty Conservation Centre in Buckinghamshire.

Archival film
Tens of thousands of film and video elements are preserved in our storage facility, including approximately 28,000 cans of nitrate film in professional nitrate film vaults, where they are carefully monitored for temperature and humidity. When appropriate, video masters of the original films are created for access.

We participate in the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), the world's largest nonprofit professional membership association for individuals and institutions concerned with the preservation of moving images.

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LONDON, 1877 -- British army recruiting sergeants outside a public house at Westminster.

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