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Archives Photo Catalog



The World Bank Group Archives’ Historic Photographic Collection contains over 500,000 photographs documenting project work in member countries, official signings, as well as other historic events and personalities. The photographic holdings are made up of transfers from administrative and operational units in the Bank Group, including two large transfers from External Affairs and the Office of the President which include photos of Bank presidents, annual meetings, project (country)-related, senior staff, Bank Group membership, loan and credit signings, and promotional/public relations photos.

The Photo Catalog is a work in progress. Currently, only project-related photos from countries A – M (Afghanistan – Mexico) are available. New digitized photos are added to the site monthly, so check back regularly!