Featured Collections

The image library holds some beautiful collections, many of which were gifted by families or organisations that wished to share them. Our curators have carefully chosen their favourite collections to be featured here.

Keep watching as we add more collections.

Dafnis Collection

Dafnis

From the turn of the century onwards, George Love Dafnis, telegrapher for the Post Office and photography enthusiast, captured thousands of images of Bath and the surrounding area.

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Record of buildings demolished as part of the large-scale regeneration project named the sack of Bath

Coard 

Peter and Ruth Coard founded the Bath Buildings Record in 1963 to create a record of buildings being demolished or about to be demolished as part of the large-scale regeneration of Bath in the late 1960s.

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Ephemera materials are items that were never designed to survive beyond their original purpose.

Ephemera 

Ephemeral materials are items that were never designed to survive beyond their original purpose. This collection  includes everyday items such as posters, trade cards and special momentos

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