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York Images



Welcome to York Images

This photographic archive was created to showcase historic images of the city of York and surrounding areas held by City of York Libraries and Archives Service.


This online archive contains approximately 6,000 historic images, carefully researched by a team of dedicated volunteers. They show the many changes that have taken place in the city over the last 150 years.


Through these images you can:




Walk the forgotten streets and less well known slums of York and meet the people who lived in the city's historic heart.






River Ouse




Enjoy an idyllic afternoon walk by the River Ouse








Baedeker Raid



See the devastating impact of the Baedeker Raid had on the daily lives of York's residents







All images are © City of York Council, unless otherwise specified.

Digital copies of any of the images in this database are available for £7 each (plus £5 handling fee per order) and can be ordered by emailing archives@exploreyork.org.uk quoting the relevant image reference numbers.



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