Founded in 1880, and for many years known as the Evening Argus, the newspaper is owned by Newsquest and since 1999 is part of the US Gannett Media Group, which in 1996 bought The Argus and its sister Westminster Press titles from the provincial papers group's parent, the Pearson Group. The Argus reached a peak circulation of 100,000 in the early 1980s.

This very unique archive will be useful for anyone searching for past events, people, places, interests, sport. All photos are available for digital download & licensed for commercial, publishing or personal use, making them suitable for home, business, web sites, as well as publication purposes. Many thousands of glass plates from 1929 to 1965 and original back and white photos have been scanned and digitized for download and print for private and commercial usage. 

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Brighton and Hove Stuff is the guardian of the Argus Photo Archive.  The website has galleries of pictures from 1929 to 1992 which are the the original press images photographed across Brighton & Hove and Sussex. The photo archive has many thousands of pictures, places, people, events and is constantly being updated.  All the ORIGINAL press images can be purchased mounted or unmounted by mail order or collection at the shop. 

The digitised glass plates are only available as a digital download. Debit & credit cards are accepted and details of delivery will be given to you via the secure buy on line service.  They are available for personal and commercial use, please check the format and copyright use when purchasing through our secure buy-online facility.