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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

The photographic business of

Francis Frith

Francis Frith spent much of the late 19th century photographing views of Britain - including Edinburgh. 

The Frith Book Company has reproduced many of these photos in its 'Photographic Memories' series of books.  In 2002, new titles to this series were being added at the rate of 100 per year, with about 150 photos in each.

The Francis Frith web site currently [2005] lists about 330 books in this series, together with  over 100,000 photos from 1860 to 1970  Copies of individual photos are offered for sale. 

Here is a very brief history of the company's business:

1850s

Francis Frith was a Quaker and owner of a wholesale grocery business in Liverpool.  He sold the business in 1855 for 200,000, enabling him to travel and take photographs.

His travels included visits to the Nile in the late 1850s. 

1860s

As railway travel became more popular in Britain in the 1860s.  Francis Frith set out to photograph every city, town and village in Britain, and to sell the photos through his chain of shops.

1880s

Francis Frith had been working with a small team of photographers.  He also published the work of other photographers including Roger Fenton and Francis Bedford.

In 1886, Frith's catalogue of views extended to 670 pages.  It included photographs of  Europe, China, Japan, USA and Canada.

1890s

Francis Frith died in 1898.  His sons Eustace and Cyril continued to expand the business.

A change in the British Post Office's rules permitted privately  produced postcards to be posted from 1894 onward.  Frith & Co took advantage of this opportunity.

1970s

Frith's business continued until around 1970, by which time the archive amounted to over 300,000 photographs of 7,000 cities, towns and villages in Britain.

Details above have been taken from the following books:

-  Photographic Memories of Edinburgh & District (original work by Clive Hardy): Publ. Frith Book Co Ltd. 2000

-  Francis Frith's Yorkshire Dales (Roly Smith): Publ. Frith Book Co Ltd. 2002

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page      Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.      At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.            At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photogrpahers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.  Details of who owns the copyright of photographs and other mateiral on this web site.

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

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