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Digital Birmingham Photo Archive

This is a small sample of some of the original photographic images which can be found at Birmingham Central Library. The Central Library has manyphotographic collections, some of international importance. The images on these pages are taken mainly from the Warwickshire Photographic Survey housed in the Archives and Heritage Service.



Choose a decade to see a selection of photographs of Birmingham:

1860s | 1870s | 1880s | 1890s | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s


Other online digital resources

Digital Handsworth covers the ancient parish of Handsworth - a large part of north Birmingham. This was a major digitisation project funded by the New Opportunity Fund.

The Digital Ladywood and Revolutionary Players web sites also feature digitised Birmingham material.


Photographic and other Special Collections in Central Library
Chronology of Birmingham 1883 - 1950
Basic Information for Family History
FAQs for Family History
FAQs about Birmingham, past and present