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ID: 500005649
 
Record Type: Person
Frith, Francis (English photographer and publisher, 1822-1898)

Note: Frith opened a studio "Frith & Hayward" in Liverpool in 1850. In 1856, Frith embarked on his first of three commercial expeditions to photograph Egypt, the Nile, Pyramids, the Sphinx of Giza, Karnak, Luxor and Thebes. The second expedition was to Egypt, Syria, and Palestine from 1857 to 1858, and in 1859, Frith embarked upon the third expedition, traveling 1,500 miles up the Nile photographing monuments. In 1859, Frith returned to England and opened "F. Frith and Company" at Reigate in Surrey, where he produced books, portfolios of Germany, Tyrol, Switzerland, Italy, Gibraltar, Spain and Portugal, along with stereoscopic cards. Frith began to photograph Britain and its monuments in 1864. Frith is considered the first mass-producer and distributor of photographic images in England. Frith was associated with the Liverpool Photographic Society and the Architectural Photographic Association.

Names:
Frith, Francis (preferred,V,index,LC)
Francis Frith (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
publisher

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1850-1856  Liverpool (England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
active:   1857-1858  Middle East (World) (general region)
active:   1856-1859  Egypt (Africa) (nation)
active:   1859-1864  England (United Kingdom) (country)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
assisted by ....  Good, Frank Mason  mid 1860s
....................  (English photographer, active 19th century in Egypt and the Near East) [500037059]
founder of ....  Francis Frith & Co.  in 1859
..................  (English photography studio and publisher, established 1859, dissolved 1971) [500033382]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Frith, Francis (I)

Biographies:
(English photographer and publisher, 1822-1898) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(English photographer, 1822-1898) ..... [Grove Art]
(English photographer, 1822-1898) ..... [AVERY]
(British, 1822-1898) ..... [JPGM]
(English photographer and publisher; born Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom), 1822; died Cannes (France), 1898) ..... [CCA]
(British photographer, 1822-1898) ..... [BHA]
(English photographer, 1822-1898) ..... [AVERY]
(British photographer, 1822-1898) ..... [GRLPSC]

Sources and Contributors:
Francis Frith ........ [CCA, GRL, GRLPSC Preferred, VP]
............................  Eskind and Drake, Index to American Photographic Collections (1990)
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Frith, Francis ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred]
..............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79084320
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, JPGM, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Eskind and Drake, Index to American Photographic Collections (1990)
....................  Gernsheim, History of Photography from the Camera Obscura (1969)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Haworth-Booth, Golden Age of British Photography (1984) 83
....................  LCR
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Van Haaften and Manchip White, Egypt and the Holy Land (1980)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.......... Haworth-Booth, Golden Age of British Photography (1984) 83
.......... LCR
.......... Van Haaften and Manchip White, Egypt and the Holy Land (1980) iii
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