Bath In Time holds rich and diverse image collections, from photographs, maps and posters to works of art and ephemera. If you are looking for some inspiration, browse our selection of popular themes.
These images reflect the city as it was known by Bath’s most famous resident, Jane Austen. Jane Austen moved to the city in 1801 with her parents.
A unique collection of suffragette images taken at Eagle House, Batheaston. The house was owned by the Blathwayts, a family of suffragette supporters.
Vintage photography from the 19th and 20th century. A mixed collection of some of Bath's most famous streets, as they looked in yesteryear.
Nothing perhaps dates an era as much as the transport used at the time. One example of transport in Bath from a bygone age are the trams. As well as trams, the archive has images of trains, cars, bicycles, boats and more.
The archive contains many fascinating maps of Bath and of Somerset. The earliest dating from the 16th century, these maps show how the city and wider area have evolved over time.
Bath was heavily bombed in WW2 . Raids targeted cultural and historical sites in England and took place in response to RAF raids on German civilian targets. Many residents thought planes would be targeting Bristol.
Dufaycolor was an early British colour photographic film process first used in stills in 1935. Popular with amateur photographers because it was available in smaller format for ‘snapshot’ camera use, and processed at home.
Striking images taken from the covers of vintage Bath Official Guidebooks and Bath Festival posters.
Bath has a right royal history. In 973 King Edgar, first king of all England was crowned at Bath Abbey. Elizabeth I visited in 1574. Queen Charlotte and later William IV both lived in Bath for a time.
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