Francis Frith's Travels: A Photographic Journey Through Victorian Britain

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9780460046701: Francis Frith's Travels: A Photographic Journey Through Victorian Britain

Dust jacket notes: "Francis Frith (1822-98) was one of the great pioneer photographers of the mid-Victorian age. Many devotees of the new craft-cum-art form produced sensitive and hauntingly beautiful pictures, whose sepia tones speak to us still of that remarkable age. But it was Francis Frith who saw the commercial possibilities of the new medium and made photographs available to everyone - photographs of things and places that interested them. This is the first book devoted exclusively to his life and work. Frith travelled widely, and captured on glass plates hundreds of views of foreign parts, but his major claim to fame is the astonishing photographic record of the British Isles which he and his assistants created during the nineteenth century. Views of almost every town and village in the country, all repeated at various intervals, formed an invaluable catalogue of the changing Victorian scene. Recognized for their objectivity, and unmarred by Victorian sentimentality, Frith's photographs became instantly popular and stand out sharply from others of their period. His 'local views' were sold in tobacconists' and grocers' shops throughout the land and their popularity was instrumental in persuading the Post Office to accept the picture postcard as a form of postal communication. So extensive were Frith's travels throughout Britain that the present Francis Frith Collection, in which literally thousands of negatives survive, contains a picture of relevance to almost everyone. From this important archive a selection of 200 photographs has been specially made for this book, giving representative examples of the themes which recurred in Frith's work as he toured the land. With Derek Wilson's excellent text and captions providing the background to both Frith's life and work and to the individual photographs, Frith's Travels is a splendid and unique window on the Victorian world."

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Editorial: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (1985)
ISBN 10: 0460046705 ISBN 13: 9780460046701
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