Dating francis frith postcards
They measured about 4 x 2½ inches and were mounted on thin trade cards measuring about 4 ½ x 6 ½ inches.
The photographer's name and address usually appeared on the reverse.
Before the age of photography, around 1839, look for engravings and illustrations.
The first successful photographic process was the daguerreotype, developed by Louis Daguerre in 1840 which was in use from around 1841 to the early 1860s.
Francis Frith spent much of the late 19th century photographing views of Britain - including Edinburgh.
The Frith Book Company has reproduced many of these photos in its 'Photographic Memories' series of books.
Reflections of a Bygone Age - Another site with a wealth of information on postcard collecting. Francis Frith - postcard publisher since the 1860s.
Show Modern Counties In the box at the top of this page, you can enter a location, a subject (e.g. Results are displayed grouped by type including locations, photos, maps, memories or books.
Dating stamps on postcards from the 1890s to the 1950s Post Crossings - send and receive postcards to and from people around the world.
Francis Frith was a Victorian photographer who published view photographs, and founded a company which, after his death, became a major publisher of view postcards.
The following list of numbers, gleaned from would appear to be the plate numbers, and hence refer to the date the photograph was taken, rather than the publication year.
Hitchin, Walsworth Road - No 46640 - used 1916 [advertised on e Bay] Hitchin, Hermitage Road - F.