New - A selection of images from this collection can now be viewed on our Flickr photostream.
The Documentary Photographic Archive (DPA) includes over 100,000 images from family albums and views from across Greater Manchester which capture all aspects of the people and places of the city region. It also contains commissioned collections and donations of photographic deposits.
The vast majority of the images have been catalogued, and these catalogues are searchable on our Pastfinder catalogue. You can enter GB124.DPA in the 'reference number field' and your search term (eg. John Smith or Bengal Street) in the 'any text field'.
If you find images that you are interested in, please make an appointment to view the items at the Greater Manchester County Record Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.