Tag: humour

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen  Summertime has long been the season of fun and relaxation. Driven by the heat to wear fewer clothes and retreat to the sea (or nearest body of water), people find time to read, frolic and find romance. As this most beloved of seasons arrives, we take a look at our wonderful vintage photography of beach life….

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Inspiration for April

Posted by Published on March 25, 2019

Looking for ideas to jazz-up your brand for your clients? Our calendar of commemorative and creative dates is sure to inspire you. From social media concepts to integrated campaigns we have all the imagery and footage to support every project. Visit bridgemanimages.com to download rights managed art, culture and historic content to enhance your campaigns. If you need any assistance please get in touch with the team.  …

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“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.” — Norman McLaren   Animation is the means by which still images are made to appear as if they are moving – at least, in the traditional sense. In the past, 2D images were drawn on clear cells with slight modifications between them – an arm gradually moving,…

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It’s that time of year again – the weather is getting colder, evenings are creeping in and we’re getting out our warm coats – Autumn is here, and with it comes Halloween! This is a great time of year to look at some of the archive’s creepiest content – Witches, Vampires, Cats, Ghosts and more can all be found in abundance. Join us as we…

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When the men were not fighting, they would have to find ways to pass the long tedious hours. These were also opportunities to find a way to recreate some moments of normality in an otherwise surreal and unpredictable situation. Using images for our Look and Learn Collection, I would like to illustrate these lighter moments in the life of the World War I soldier.  …

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Invented by Accident

Posted by Published on May 31, 2017

Many of the things we enjoy in our daily lives were discovered by mistake. Bridgeman has an impressive collection of imagery relating to invention, innovation, commerce and consumerism. From pre-history and the ancient civilizations to the Industrial Revolution in Europe and early 20th century American industry and from represented collections such as the Hagley Museum & Library, the Advertising Archives, and the British Library, our archive is unmatched. Corn Flakes In 1894 Dr. John Kellogg…

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Be on your guard… April 1 has arrived and it’s time to celebrate April Fools’ Day, an annual day of exploitation of the chronically gullible. In France, April Fool’s Day is known as Poisson d’Avril (April fish) when children play tricks on friends by sticking a picture of a fish on their back.   The origins of April Fools’ Day There’s some uncertainty about when and…

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