The RGS-IBG, VOP collection

How to request a digital image without a watermark?
The digital images numbered RGS-IBG 1 to 10 are already available for purchase through the RGS-IBG Picture Library these images are noted as e.g.- Picture Library S0000232

The remaining digital images RGS-IBG 11 – 19 were scanned but to date (11.2014) have not been added to the RGS Picture Library – to purchase them please contact the RGS-IBG through their website

The RGS-IBG digital images are supplied only on agreement of the RGS-IBG Terms and Conditions and must be credited to the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

The Key words show two sets of numbers

RGS-IBG Call number    e.g. RGS-IBG call no: 089224
And Scan number          e.g. scan no: S0025581 – this is also the images file number.

In correspondence please quote both numbers and include a thumbnail copy if appropriate.



Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
1 Kensington Gore,
London, SW7 2AR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 3000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7591 3001


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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this website. Any errors are unintentional and regretted. If you have any further information about the images and their content, we would like to hear from you.


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