Dating francis frith postcards
After a number of vicissitudes the Collection was bought by John Buck in 1977 who formed the present day company which continues to publish photographs in the Frith tradition. The Collection includes photographs taken of streets, buildings and scenic views from identical or closely related viewpoint at time intervals.These make interesting and instructive comparisons possible and provide a detailed topographical record of changes in building design and construction, street furniture, dress and fashion, transport and business.1828–1838), before he started in the cutlery business.
Initially he took the photographs himself, but as success came, he hired people to help him and set about establishing his postcard company, a firm that became one of the largest photographic studios in the world.
If you have any old photographs or postcards that depict life on the Rame Peninsula in years gone by (regardless of condition) then please contact us.
Frith was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, attending Quaker schools at Ackworth and Quaker Camp Hill in Birmingham (ca.
Within a few years, over two thousand shops throughout the United Kingdom were selling his postcards.
Many of his photographs were collected into published volumes.