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Early Amusement Images is a picture library specializing in a broad range of high quality worldwide amusement images depicting all the fun associated with attractions over the last two centuries.

The library was formed over twenty-five years ago with a mission to create a valuable resource of rare amusement images, primarily for the media market. Initially the international acquisition of a host of positive and negative glass plates led to a restoration period lasting over twelve years. The professional restoration of these images aspired to achieve broadcast quality images on a scale which could not be challenged.

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Now with a vast inventory of images, which always strives to show past times of pleasure, this unique library must again accept a further challenge by joining the digital world. Various media platforms have already featured images from the library. Images have already been used worldwide in Motion Picture Productions; Television Documentaries, Drama and Light Entertainment Productions; CD/DVD Artwork; Advertising; Publications and Educational Projects.

Today the library offers an incredible insight into the past world of amusement leisure, underpinned by the length and breadth of the images now fully restored to their original glory.

Please visit the Media Gallery, where a selection of amusement images are displayed.

For Collectors the library also offers for sale an ever changing inventory of early images depicting showland, amusement park and coastal attractions. Collectable items for sale may include, printed early postcards (postally used and unused) and plain back prints, many depicting early steam driven rides and attractions. This section of the library was formed in response to the many requests received from collectors worldwide.

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