Looking For: Photo Agencies and Copyright

By December 10, 2009 Uncategorized

A PhotoArchiveNews reader is looking for the owners of the following:

“Rose” (Paris) postcard – Aeronautics – Ashworth, Meredith & Waddington Ltd – Farringdon Photo Compapany – G. R Ltd postcards Illustrations Bureau (Whitefriars St, London) – L.N.A Photo (Manchester) London News Agency? – Meurisse (Paris) possibly an individual?
News Agency – Newspaper Illustrations Ltd (British Press Syndicate) – Partridges Pictorial Press – Photo Arts (Hampstead) – Photohaus Berger, Dovos-Dor – Record Press (London) – Swaine/Swaine Studios – T. H Midwood postcards – Alfred G. Cooke (105 High St, Wealdstone) – F. N Birkett (97 Percy Road, Shepherds Bush)

FOUND: L.N.A Photo (Manchester) London News Agency? – is now with the Press Association.
Thanks to Derek Dew at the Daily Mail Library for this info.

FOUND: Agence Meurisse; This was indeed a French press photo agency, based in Paris, active between early 20th century and 1937, when it was bought by another agency, S.A.F.A.R.A, which itself stopped operating post WW2. The S.A.F.A.R.A collection, including Meurisse was acquired in the 1960s by Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Thanks to Nathalie at Roger-Viollet for forwarding this information.

If you can help locate or own the copyright to any of these agencies please contact the PhotoAarchiveNews office on 07802 437827 or email [email protected]