New Frith Photos - January 2017

These are previously unseen photos, newly available as of January here on The Francis Frith Collection website. In this release we bring you 8,013 photos of 1,000 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 4,164 newly digitised photos of 173 Somerset towns, cities and villages.

Featured County:

In this release are 2,840 newly digitised photos of 167 Essex towns, cities and villages.

Other Counties:

In this release are 1,009 newly digitised photos of 660 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.