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

New Frith Photos - December 2022

These photos are either previously unseen photos, or ones that have now been checked and upgraded from the "Reference Only” category making them available in a wider range of products. In this release we bring you 1,552 photos of 719 places. This is part of our ongoing Digitisation Project.

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In Summary

Our favourites in this Release

Featured County:

In this release are 811 newly digitised photos of 254 Yorkshire towns, cities and villages.

Featured County:

In this release are 259 newly digitised photos of 92 Somerset towns, cities and villages.

Other Counties:

In this release are 482 newly digitised photos of 373 UK towns, cities and villages.

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.