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 1,377 photos of 379 UK places. The featured counties are Highlands and Strathclyde and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 2,734 photos of 1,065 UK places. The featured counties are Northumberland and Berkshire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 2,799 photos of 276 UK places. The featured counties are Gloucestershire and Cheshire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,485 photos of 291 UK places. The featured counties are Surrey and Dyfed and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,754 photos of 299 UK places. The featured counties are Leicestershire and Cornwall and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,342 photos of 188 UK places. The featured counties are Norfolk and Cumbria and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 2,933 photos of 437 UK places. The featured counties are Lincolnshire and Dorset and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 5,834 photos of 872 UK places. The featured counties are Kent and Gwynedd and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 6,116 photos of 898 UK places. The featured counties are Oxfordshire and Lancashire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,000 photos of 266 UK places. The featured counties are Gwynedd and Clwyd and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 6,477 photos of 1,285 UK places. The featured counties are Shropshire and Hampshire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 8,024 photos of 1,000 UK places. The featured counties are Somerset and Essex and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 7,006 photos of 1,270 UK places. The featured counties are Suffolk and Hereford & Worcester and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 6,013 photos of 1,290 UK places. The featured counties are Greater London and Devon and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 5,831 photos of 1,643 UK places. The featured counties are Yorkshire and Sussex and. 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.