Getty Images Gallery is exhibiting a selection of pictures from its huge Hulton Archive, each telling its own story and forming a wider narrative on the history of photography.

 Jewels of the Archive is a diverse exhibition, with celebrity portraiture, fashion shoots and curiosities bookending historical events, including some very early photos.

The exhibition runs from 13 June to 6 September 2014 at Getty Images Gallery in central London, just a stone's throw away from Oxford Circus. Admission is free.

geoff hurst england world cup
23 July 1966: Geoff Hurst jumps in jubilation after scoring England's winning goal against Argentina in the World Cup quarter final match at Wembley Stadium. On the left is Roger Hunt (arms raised) and on the right is Alan BallCentral Press/Getty Images
roger banister four minute mile
6 May 1954: Roger Bannister about to cross the tape at the end of his record-breaking mile run at Iffley Road, Oxford. He was the first person to run the mile in under four minutes, with a time of 3 minutes 59.4 secondsNorman Potter/Central Press/Getty Images
A milkman delivers milk in a London street devastated during a German bombing raid.  Firemen are dampening down the ruins behind him
A milkman delivers milk in a London street devastated during a German bombing raid. Firemen are dampening down the ruins behind himFred Morley/Getty Images
vietnam war
11 April 1968: US troops take cover from the Vietcong in a trench on Hill Timothy, during the Vietnam WarTerry Fincher/Getty Images
vietnam skull
25 October 1968: A human skull keeps watch over US soldiers encamped in the jungle during the Vietnam WarTerry Fincher/Getty Images
war child
1 May 1945: Captain J McMahon of the US 9th Army carries a child over a bombed bridge at the River Elbe, Tangemunde. The bridge was blown up by retreating German troopsFred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images
malcolm campbell bluebird
9 January 1935: Cameramen film British racing driver Malcolm Campbell as he poses with a new Bluebird which he will use in an attempt to break his own land speed record in Daytona, USACentral Press/Getty Images
kennedy khrushchev
3 June 1961: Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Communist Party, and John F Kennedy, 35th president of the USA, shake hands at the US Embassy in Vienna after meeting for talksRon Case/Getty Images
france 1968
14 May 1968: Armed police face a crowd of demonstrators during the student riots in ParisReg Lancaster/Express/Getty Images
emmeline pankhurst
5 January 1914: Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested at a demonstration outside Buckingham Palace, LondonJimmy Sime/Getty Images
channel crossing
19 July 1909: Hubert Latham attempts to cross the Channel in his Antoinette IV monoplaneTopical Press Agency/Getty Images
pet mice
20 February 1939: A schoolboy from Barnfield School, Edgware, Middlesex, shows off three of his pet mice to curious friendsWilliam Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images
kids with guns
A couple of boys play with toy guns, circa 1955Three Lions/Getty Images
crinolines
1854: Ladies' crinolines are loaded onto an omnibus going from Sloane Street to Fleet Street, LondonLondon Stereoscopic Company/Getty Image
van der graaff generator
1966: American scientist James Stuckey and volunteer Judy Creeden demonstrate the human body's ability to function as a conductor of electricity during a lecture in New York sponsored by the Atomic Energy CommissionKemp/Getty Images
isle of wight festival
1 August 1970: A couple kiss in the crowd at the Isle of Wight FestivalWilliam Lovelace/Getty Images
The ghost of Jim Stubbs, the previous occupant of the house, appears to a couple eating their dinner, circa 1865
A stereoscopic photo purports to show the ghost of Jim Stubbs, the previous occupant of the house, appearing to a couple eating their dinner, circa 1865London Stereoscopic Company/Hulton Archive/Getty Images