Explore our Photo Library
Bradford Museums and Galleries has an extensive photographic library. This is made up of different smaller collections that tell a fascinating story of Bradford’s history. Through digitisation these images can be preserved and published online. Read more about us
C. H. Wood Archive
For most of the twentieth century this respected photographer and his company recorded life in the Bradford area and throughout the north of England.
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Belle Vue Studio
In the 1950s Belle Vue Studio became a popular destination for those coming to work in Bradford from other parts of the world.
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Bradford Museums' Collections
Throughout the history of Bradford's museum services, individuals and groups have donated smaller photographic collections. These hold both older negatives and prints along with photographs taken between 1983 and 2003.
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From the C.H. Wood archive, a large number of aerial images covering the North of England from the 1930s to 2000.
Concentrating mainly on the textile industry, these images show many aspects of manufacturing life.
Sport & Leisure
A host of pastimes, professional or otherwise, including Bradford City's Valley Parade, Bradford Bulls Odsal Stadium, football and cricket at Bradford Park Avenue.
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Individuals, families and groups from different eras, showing how styles and tastes have changed over the years.
From the smallest of shops to major department stores, showing Bradford's commercial activity throughout most of the twentieth century.
Commercial and private vehicles from land, sea and air. Includes the famous Jowett cars and International Harvester's tractors.
Views of buildings, streets, landscapes urban and rural, covering Bradford and the North of England.
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