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The Frith Photo Library is a rights-managed library of historical photographs offering nostalgic images which depict the enormous physical and social changes that have taken place throughout Britain since the 1850s.

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  • We currently offer over 120,000 digitised images, from the total of over 360,000 topographical photographs in the Collection, all taken between c1860 and 1970.
  • Our images depict 7,000 cities, towns and villages all over the British Isles, many taken at regular intervals and so offering Now and Then comparisons.
  • All images are available to search by place name and date, with 17,663 currently also searchable by Key-word, but this number is expanding every month.
  • Images may be viewed and a price quote obtained online, but high resolution files will be provided by email, via FTP, or sent on disc according to your needs.
  • View our images for free - but we do ask you to register if you want to save your searches.
  • Where possible we will scan on demand if you require a detailed crop or part of an image, but this may take longer.

To purchase images ready-mounted or framed or for other gift ideas from The Francis Frith Collection, please click here.
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