Category: History

200 Years Since The Death of Napoleon

Posted by Published on March 24, 2020

The 5th of May 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the once highly revered emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. We look back on his life and note some key images from the archive. Napoleon was born Napoleon Di Buonaparte on August the 15th, 1769 to a relatively modest family of minor noble descent, on the French island of Corsica. The French revolution came to…

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The male nude in art is not as often talked about as its female counterpart. However, apart from being easy on the eye, the male body in art is full of history and has undergone a host of fascinating transformations over the past 2000 years. We’ve put together 9 key moments for a whistlestop tour of art historical man candy. Read on, and we’ll reveal…

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8 March: International Women’s Day

Posted by Published on February 24, 2020

This International Women’s Day, Bridgeman Images pays tribute to the women in our archive, from the famous to the unsung, the thinkers and the doers, the artistic and the sporty, the strong and the maternal.   Heroines of Women’s Suffrage The Suffragette Movement of the early 20th century is synonymous with the notion of gender equality and women’s rights. From the first convention on women’s rights in…

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Whether you’re working on a textbook, academic project or e-learning application, Bridgeman is a comprehensive visual resource for every era and subject, with a growing footage collection. Publishers know they are in safe hands with Bridgeman Images as we take care of usage rights for many different collections of images, ensuring the process is simple and easy. See below for highlighted content. Please don’t hesitate…

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28th Feb 2021: The Gulf War – 30 Years Since

Posted by Published on February 17, 2020

February the 28th 2021 marks the 30 year anniversary of the end of the Gulf War, the 6 month long international conflict that claimed almost 500,000 lives.The Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein announced the invasion of Kuwait in August of 1990, under the impression that Kuwait was stealing Iraqi petroleum and the belief system that Kuwait was an artificial state carved out of the Iraqi coast…

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Famous Faces in Footage

Posted by Published on January 29, 2020

“To me, music is art and fashion is art, but fame?Fame isn’t art, but the person you become when you’re famous.” — Cardi B Bridgeman Footage hosts many a famous face within the archive! From artists to activists and personalities to politics, royalty, the arts and sports and more are all housed within our ‘who’s who’ of historical figures. You’ll find them in this lightbox. Don’t forget to stop by our Artists on Film showreel…

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Icons of Female Fashion Design

Posted by Published on January 23, 2020

‘Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.’ —Diana Vreeland With the approach of London Fashion week between February 14th-18th, we’re excited about the future of fashion in an environmentally conscious and forward thinking decade. But looking…

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Happy Christmas! Festive Footage

Posted by Published on December 20, 2019

Step into our Winter Wonderland of footage clips – you’ll find ice skaters, presents, Christmas festivities and plenty of snow! “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” — Edna Ferber, Novelist Our archive of exclusive footage clips is growing all the time so there is always something new to discover. With Hannukah celebrated and Christmas around the corner, the festive season is truly here! Discover…

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Dancing into 2020: Poetry in Motion

Posted by Published on December 17, 2019

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching” Discover the best in our archive of dance footage. Release that serotonin and get inspired by dance footage and images from the archive. From classical ballet to modern jazz – there is something for everyone. Classical Folk & Traditional Folk dances from across the world; traditional and historic dances captured on film or performed for historical documentation. Modern…

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Footage: Animals in the Archive

Posted by Published on December 6, 2019

“…Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” — George Eliot Humanity’s relationship with animals is long and complex. Today, Animals are involved in our lives in a wide selection of ways. Some of us can’t go without a canine companion, while others prefer the company of cats. Animals are involved in exploration and travel – from the Soviet space dogs to riding on…

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