Some time in York I'd spend an hour or so within the Minster itself, and for me it was not fascination that brought me into the place; it was because its past history which was revealed. Take the Jews, many of which had came from Israel as captives of the Roman Empire whose tasks were to plan architecture and also to keep tally on goods purchased and sold. Whichever emperor it was who supposedly gave the Jews their freedom ...see more
As I was living near Monk Bar in 1955, seeing the photo brought back some good memories. I lived at 28 Monkgate (behind the photographer on the left) in 1955. My sister still lives nearby - through the Bar, turn left at what used to be Saville's Chemists and then round the back of Goodramgate into St. Andrewgate. The scene in the photo has not changed all that much. You cannot drive through the Bar itself anymore. The ...see more
The Museum Garden was something of a treat when my mother took my three nieces and my nephew and myself to the Museum Garden. There were some peacocks and peahens roaming about freely within the gardens, My Nnece Trudy was somewhat amazed when she saw the peacock fan its feathers, she made a remark saying that the feathers were beautiful and said out loud ''Please Mr Peacock would you please give me just one of your ...see more
All our photos are printed as optimised versions of their originals, this process can take anything from 15 minutes to several hours. This ensures that the product you get shows the true quality that Frith photos are renowned for.
Example of image retouching:
Genealogy & Research Images
Why Reference Prints?
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. This process can take from 15 minutes to several hours, depending on the condition of the original that we scanned. In order to offer a worthwhile selection of photos for each town, our website has traditionally displayed a mix of fully optimised photos with some that have been checked and tonally adjusted, but still require further work to bring them to the standard our products are known for.
Despite this work over the last 20 years, more than 60,000 scans have still not been individually checked and therefore not shown on our website. Some of these may prove to be damaged, faded, or not of sufficient quality to ever be offered in our full product range. However, since the number of Genealogists and Local Historians using our website is growing all the time, with effect September 2021 we will display the unchecked images marked as "Reference Only". Until they are checked and optimised these photos will only be available on the website for on-line research, or available to order as 7" x 4” Reference Prints sold as seen, with no warranty. Over the next few years as these photos are checked, those that meet our essential quality requirements will gradually be optimised and added to our main selection.