The Royal Aeronautical Society has teamed up with Mary Evans Picture Library to provide aviation enthusiasts and professionals access to a selection of the stunning images held within the Society’s archives.
The Mary Evans Picture Library has been providing image buyers with stunning imagery from some of the worlds best resources for many years. The Society’s archive of more than 100,000 images from the early days of ballooning through to current day was of obvious interest and hence a partnership has been created to allow access to these images online.
The Royal Aeronautical Society Collection has been created on the Mary Evans website. This provides access to reproductions of more than 440 images including:
- Vintage colour aviation posters
- Magazine covers
- Air show programmes
- Airline timetables
- Decorative book covers c.1909-1939
- The James Goulding aviation artwork
- A large selection of 18th and 19th century ballooning lithographs
- Photographic print
- Framed print
- Canvas print
- Fridge magnet
- Photo greeting card
- Photo jigsaw puzzle
- Photo keyring
- Photo mug
- Photo teeshirt
Ideal aviation-related present options for Birthdays or other special occasions!
A proportion of the proceeds which the Royal Aeronautical Society receives from the sale of this merchandise will be used towards the conservation of historic aviation material held in the extensive archives of the National Aerospace Library at Farnborough, recording the evolution of Man’s attempts to conquer the dream of flight from prehistory to modern times.
Access to these images is only possible thanks to a major project that was undertaken to digitise this key historic material which was undertaken by Max Communications Ltd. in July 2011, being funded from a bequest of $ 10,000 donated specifically to the Library in the estate of the former NASA scientist Dr. Charles E. Billings FRAeS.