Explore and buy nostalgic photos of Islay
Browse our selection of vintage, retro and nostalgic black and white photographs of Islay. Some may have also been hand coloured in the traditional style, bringing an old scene back to life with even more realism.
All these photographs are available to buy as a wide range of products, including Framed Prints in a variety of sizes and styles, Canvas, jigsaws, mugs, tea towels, cushion covers and make great gifts for relatives at Christmas, for birthdays and almost any other occasion.
Reference Prints: The photos below have not been shown on our website before as they have not been optimised and some may not meet the quality standards we require for use in our normal product range. However, we understand that our archive holds images which are potentially important for genealogical, local history or architectural research and so we are showing these on the website for on-line research only. These may be available to buy, but need to be checked, optimised and updated on the website before you can place an order.
Why are these different? All 300,000 photographs in The Frith Collection have been scanned, but as the photos were taken over a 110 year period on a wide range of glass & film negatives, using different photographic processes, every image has to be checked and optimised, before we make a print for a customer.
Despite over 20 years’ work on the archive, these scans have still not been individually checked and may prove to be damaged, faded, or not of sufficient quality to ever be offered in our full product range. However, if you would particularly like to buy one of these please contact us quoting the Frith negative number(s), the town name and size of print you would like to buy. On receipt of your enquiry our archivist will check the scan and advise you if the quality is good enough.
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