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Photography has a long and distinguished history in Polperro, and we are fortunate to have rich collections of images of the village and its people dating from as early as the s. We owe these collections mainly to two men: Lewis Harding and Francis Frith. After his early life in France and Australia, Harding returned to his family home in in such a poor state as to be practically an invalid. To his great good fortune Harding was nursed back to health by Dr Jonathon Couch using an early example of occupational therapy, which took two forms: first, Couch encouraged Harding to makea detailed and ground breaking study of a nearby colony of birds, the rooks of Trelawne, and to record their hour by hour activities in a diary. Second, shortly before Harding moved first to Talland and later to Polperro, Couch introduced him to the newly emerging art of photography. Over the following 30 years Harding photographed the village, its surroundings, activities like fish trading above the harbour and perhaps most interestingly its people, both around the village and in the studio at his home in Osprey Cottage on Talland Hill. Within the extensive collection of photographs that still survives are head and shoulders portraits of more than 80 Polperro fishermen. These were still very early days in the history of photography. The first forms of image making that we would normally consider to be truly photographic date from the middle of the nineteenth century, pioneered among others by Louis Daguerre, William Fox Talbot and Frederick Scott Archer. A handful of keen amateurs established the Royal Photographic Society in

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All the scrolling postcards above give you the facility to view with an ‘electronic magnifyer’ and discover for yourselves the hidden gems captured some years or so ago. Postcards are arranged as if you were walking around the village. Shere is know as one of the most photographed and prettiest villages in England. Nestled in the foot of the Surrey Downs and this seems to have been the case since photography began.

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Francis Frith was a Victorian photographer who founded a photographic views company around Over the next years the company amassed a collection of photographic views across Great Britain that is a national treasure. Below is a selection of views of St Albans. Most of these date back to the s and s. Copies of the pictures shown and others in the collection can be ordered directly from The Francis Frith Collection website.

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Photographic postcard, Date: [?] Pictures Minett, E. P.. Date: [​between and ?] Photograph by Francis Frith, / Frith, Francis.

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Some of us have some that are a few years old now or have relatives or know people who have some older prints, but generally even with these sources available we will find that we want to seek out more older images. There are, luckily, a large number of older images available from a variety of sources and here we are going to explore many of these.

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REAL PHOTO POSTCARD – Postally Unused – F. FRITH & CO. OXFORD, ENGLAND – HIGH STREET – Circa s This is a real photo.

Postcard as per title. Feedback negative or neutral feedback without contacting us is not welcomed. Vintage mid’ southampton postcard – the docks from museum window topiary – friths- unposted. Vintage ‘s Frith, Other items available so please take a look Postage combinations where possible Item is to be paid for within three days of auction ending or cash on collection Romney Marsh. Postcard inner hope kingsbridge frith County: somerset subject: eas.

Frith’s colour postcard, somerset, market place, wells. Two years old Chapel-en-le-Frith in Old in excellent condition from smoke and pet free home.


When on holiday most people like to send postcards of places they have visited to their family and friends, either to show where there are or what they have seen, maybe rather cynically even to brag about where they are. Perhaps in this day and age of instant media such as Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and a host of other such apps the good old fashioned postcards days are numbered. However, visit any Dartmoor gift shop and you will still see racks and racks of scenic postcards, many showing the obligatory Dartmoor pony, slowly spinning around in the breeze.

Or even more annoyingly spinning around whilst you are viewing them by someone else on the other side.

Date: s to s (photographed). Artist/Maker: Francis Frith was one of the most successful commercial photographers from the s and s. He also Targeted towards a market that would later adopt the postcard as the ideal​.

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The photographs are chosen from the world-famous Frith collection and show the British at work and play, and what the cities, towns, villages, coast and countryside looked like. Provides an interesting way of getting to know a country, then and now. Read more Read less. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Register a free business account.

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The Francis Frith Basildon collection began in the s and continued into the s. Their collection, at over 80, is far and away the largest to feature the town centre and other new town locations. A separate series of cards appear for Pitsea, Laindon and Langdon Hills but oddly there are no postcards from Vange or Nevendon. A lettercard of Kingswood exists featuring 6 views of previously available postcards.

Various examples were produced, in real photograph black and white, sepia tone, and retouched colour, though no genuine colour examples appear to exist.

Barry Island, Donkey Rides , x. After Francis Frith’s death in his photographic record of Britain was continued into the 20th century by his sons and.

This site, like many others, uses cookies. See more details here. YES: I agree to the use of cookies. NO: I do not agree. Judges Postcards. His initial career was in engineering, but his real interest was in photography. Landscaper photographer,. Photographic Materials Dealer. It was then that the numbering of the main series of postcards began. By , he had been awarded over Medals and Diplomas in photographic exhibitions.

It has since been extended but the Italianate facade remains as a landmark on the A coast road.

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