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Historic London Photographs

Ivey Family London Room Digital Collections

London Public Library (Ontario) provides access to images and indexes from its local history collection, including those housed in the Ivey Family London Room.

The Ivey Family London Room Digital Collections contains hundreds of photographs of local buildings, businesses, and landscapes taken in the 1800s and early 1900s that were formerly tucked away in our archives.  It also provides access to many of our indexes.

Made possible thanks to the generous donation from Friends of the London Public Library.

Printing Low-Resolution Images
  • print images directly from the website, for research or private use, at no charge (there are no facilities for making hard copy prints at the library)
  • browse the images by date, subject or location OR search for particular buildings, businesses or people
Purchasing High-Resolution Images
  • purchase high resolution images, 600 dpi (jpg)
  • delivery of images via temporary download only (no burning to CD, DVD available)
  • rates are $25.00 per image, for personal and publication use, according to Create Commons Licensing. HST is included
  • for requests of five images or more, a rate $20.00 per image is applied
  • quality of the reproduction is dependent on the original scanned
To Order
  1. Select image(s)
  2. Make note of Local Identifier number - how to find it?
  3. Complete Image Request Form online and submit.
  4. Requests are handled in the order in which they are received.
  5. You will receive an email confirming your final cost.
  6. Orders are processed upon receipt of payment in full.
  7. You may choose to pick up your CD in person or have it mailed to you.
  8. All customers must agree to the Licensing Agreement.
  9. Payment can be made in person (cash, money order, debit, VISA, MASTERCARD) or by phone (VISA, MASTERCARD)
London Public Library
attn: London Room
251 Dundas Street,
London, ON N6A 6H9

Tel: 519.661.4600 ask for London Room; Fax: 519.663.5396

Historic London Images on Historypin

View a collection or take a walking tour from your chair through historic London from the 1860's onwards.
Take the walking tour while strolling London's downtown by downloading the Historypin app from the app store for your iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows OS smartphone. You will be able to see the historic images layered over the current location using the app.

Hint: After clicking on the image below, click on Slideshow then sit back and enjoy your travel through time.