A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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New Archive Photo Releases

We are excited and proud to announce that we are sharing even more Frith photos here with you. Many have not been seen outside the Archive for over a century!

We’ll be publishing all the newly digitised photos over time, because, well, no one can enjoy and absorb this many irreplaceable historical photos in one sitting! Here are the latest releases.

Learn about this Digitisation Project

In this release we uploaded 1,555 photos of 721 UK places. The featured counties are Yorkshire and Somerset. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,126 photos of 623 UK places. The featured counties are Northumberland and Dyfed. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,808 photos of 660 UK places. The featured counties are Surrey and Dorset. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,085 photos of 539 UK places. The featured counties are Gloucestershire and Berkshire. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 959 photos of 489 UK places. The featured counties are Lincolnshire and Hampshire. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,072 photos of 531 UK places. The featured counties are Lancashire and Greater London. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,098 photos of 432 UK places. The featured counties are Leicestershire and Essex. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,231 photos of 540 UK places. The featured counties are Gwynedd and Durham. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,032 photos of 561 UK places. The featured counties are Wiltshire and Warwickshire and Merseyside. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,350 photos of 527 UK places. The featured counties are Derbyshire and Cambridgeshire. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 935 photos of 473 UK places. The featured counties are Buckinghamshire and Cumbria. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 540 photos of 316 UK places. The featured counties are Warwickshire and Avon. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 727 photos of 347 UK places. The featured counties are Kent and Humberside. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 631 photos of 424 UK places. The featured counties are Merseyside and Hertfordshire. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,046 photos of 540 UK places. The featured counties are Yorkshire and Devon. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,152 photos of 241 UK places. The featured counties are Sussex and Northumberland. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,202 photos of 308 UK places. The featured counties are Gwynedd and Dyfed. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 770 photos of 396 UK places. The featured counties are Yorkshire and Surrey. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 395 photos of 243 UK places. The featured counties are Oxfordshire and Essex. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 584 photos of 355 UK places. The featured counties are Shropshire and Devon. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

Digitising the Archive

Our digitisation project has been a huge challenge, undertaken at enormous cost, without public funding. We have used state of the art technology to ensure we have captured the very finest details from every subject.

The original materials worked with have covered the gamut: hand-written ledgers and collodion glass plates, platinum, albumen & gelatin-silver prints, small format film and most things in between.

Even with the best technology and processes, handling so many delicate and varied materials has made this a slow, laborious and complex task.

Learn more about this project.

One of the digital scanners used to process the original images.
One of the digital scanners used to process the original images.
The Frith Digitisation Team in 2015.
The Frith Digitisation Team in 2015.