Photo-Pictures from the Lands of the Bible by Francis Frith, 1866
Photographic portfolio of views of the Middle East, accompanied by verses from the Bible and religious scripture. Credited to Francis Frith, but the photographs were most likely by Frank Mason Good, Frith's photograppher in the Middle East.
- Creation: 1866
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MS. 23051 photogr. 64
Wilson Centre Accession Number: 95:5273; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 284
Biographical / Historical
Francis Frith opened a photographic studio in Liverpool, known as Frith & Hayward, and was a founding member of the Liverpool Photographic Society. He established a business publishing landscape views from around the world as prints, portfolios, and photographically-illustrated books. Many of his published works were made by his network of travelling photographers, including Frank Mason Good, Frederick William Sutton, and Hugo Lewis Pearson. Frith also bought the negative stocks of established photographers such as Roger Fenton and Francis Bedford. At its peak, the company published a 670 page catalogue of stock.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased at Jacobson UK, 22/08/1995
Carbon prints from wet collodion plate negatives