World Historical Archive

Written in light, the magic of photography. This website is a combination of all kind of photography. A Historical archive with a huge collection of photographs, camera’s and other photographic items.

When an image is no longer copyrighted, you must take into account other rights when reusing it, such as the portrait rights of the persons in the photo.

If you want to use an image from World Historical Archive, for example on your website or in a publication, please contact us via

About us

We are two Dutch photographers interested in photography and history.

What we do

We are collectors of photographs, photocamera’s and everything else that has to do with historical photography.