Image Leicestershire is the County Council’s hub for historic images, featuring digitized collections from museums and archives. You can find historical photographs, artworks, and artefact images from around the county and beyond. There are currently several thousand public images available to browse.
The site includes an array of material from the Harborough Photographic Collection, which itself comprises nearly 5,000 photographs of Market Harborough and surrounding villages.
Other galleries of note include illustrated lantern slides from the First World War, Fine Art and Artworks collections, Auster aircraft photography, historical photography from Mablethorpe summer camp, and the devastation following the Leicester Blitz of 1940. The website is also home to the Newton Rail Collection, an important record of the construction of the Great Central Railway through Leicestershire and other Midland counties.
Users from anywhere in the world can browse Image Leicestershire via subject lists or featured collections, or search directly for names, objects or places. Images can also be purchased by card and either directly downloaded or despatched as a CD or high-quality print.