In 1976 a press agency in Norway placed their archive for storage in a basement in Oslo. Thirty-four years later, in 2010, the archive was discovered and reopened. The untouched collection contained hundreds of thousands of photographs from around the world, covering news, politics, social life, culture, royal history and wars from 1900 to the early 1960s. The archive, considered a remarkable historical treasure, was quickly taken in by the Norwegian National Archive – Riksarkivet.
Polyfoto bring a selection of images of 1960’s London from this previously lost archive for an exhibition in our Amphitheatre corridor. Beside many familiar images, the catalogue contains many photos which have never been published.
The exhibition will be on display on the Royal Albert Hall’s Amphitheatre corridor and can be viewed when attending performances at the Hall between 20 – 28 September 2016, or on the following free open days:
Saturday 24 September : 10am-4pm
Sunday 25 September: 10am-1pm
Wednesday 28 September: 10am-4pm