|Dimensions||20 × 26 × 2 cm|
In the original dustsheet. Binding the same as the dustsheet.
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This evocative collection of archive photographs from the world-famous Francis Frith Collection shows North Yorkshire from mid-Victorian times and depicts the considerable changes it has undergone during the twentieth century.
Travel back in time and revisit the landmarks and places that are so characteristic of North Yorkshire in the era before the motorcar dominated our landscape. This book will spark many memories for you and your family and will provide hours of enjoyable reading and reminiscing.
Frith’s historic photographs are renowned the world over for their clarity and fine detail. Unlike many local history books that reproduce old postcards, this book is packed with high-quality photographs carefully chosen from the Frith archive and in which you will find much fascinating details. Most have not been published in book form before.
Francis Frith (also spelled Frances Frith, 7 October 1822 – 25 February 1898) was an English photographer of the Middle East and many towns in the United Kingdom. Frith was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, attending Quaker schools at Ackworth and Quaker Camp Hill in Birmingham (c. 1828–1838), before he started in the cutlery business. He suffered a nervous breakdown in 1843, recuperating over the next two years. In 1850 he started a photographic studio in Liverpool, known as Frith & Hayward. A successful grocer, and later, printer, Frith fostered an interest in photography, becoming a founding member of the Liverpool Photographic Society in 1853. Frith sold his companies in 1855 in order to dedicate himself entirely to photography. He journeyed to the Middle East on three occasions, the first of which was a trip to Egypt in 1856 with very large cameras (16″ x 20″). He used the collodion process, a major technical achievement in hot and dusty conditions.
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