Over 120,000 images dating from between 1860 and 1970 can now be browsed and ordered online, thanks to the launch of the Francis Frith Collection's stock image library Web site. The Francis Frith Collection is an extensive archive of historical images, specializing in British towns and villages.
Many images have descriptions of the people in them and their historical context – often supplied by the subjects of the photo, decades after the picture was taken.
The images are rights-managed. The archive can be searched, pricing quotes obtained and images ordered via the Web site. Images are then made available via FTP site, email or by post, on a disc.