The Photographic Memories Series is just one of a staggering twelve series of books that feature the famous black and white photographs from the Francis Frith collection. Photographic Memories presents 310 titles of various counties, cities and areas in the UK, with photos showcasing these areas prior to the 1960s.
How did this series come about?
Francis Frith (1822-1898) was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and turned out to be a multi-talented man. He was a devout Quaker, attending Quaker schools in Ackworth and Birmingham. Frith was also a highly successful, if somewhat diverse businessman, who started out in the cutlery business and went on to establish a wholesale grocery business in Liverpool.