Mary Evans right up your street with representation of the Francis Frith Collection

Mary Evans Picture Library is delighted to announce that it has recently added to its web site over 12,000 images from the prestigious and well-loved Francis Frith Collection in a new agreement that sees the historical specialist agency bring this incomparable collection to a wider market.

Charting the social and topographical history of the British Isles from 1860 to 1970, the Francis Frith Collection is an unrivalled chronicle of life through one of the most dynamic periods of history, representing transport, fashion, leisure, trade, industry and royalty alongside the core of topographical images for which it is so well known.

"Francis Frith is without doubt a superb collection, showing Britain at work, rest and play over the past two centuries and will expand our own content by offering even more variety", says Paul Brown, Managing Director of Mary Evans Picture Library. " Our aim is to proactively bring it to the commercial market, offering all the facilities of our website including 24 hour direct downloads, while allowing Francis Frith to continue to develop their own publishing and print business".

Julia Skinner, Picture Library Manager of the Francis Frith Collection adds, "We are delighted that the Mary Evans Picture Library has been appointed to represent The Francis Frith Collection, as the vintage, historical content fits very well with the Mary Evans collection. The experience and marketing expertise which Mary Evans can offer will ensure that our lovely images can now be seen by a much wider commercial audience".

Whether clients are looking for serious social documentary, or simply heart-warming nostalgia, the Francis Frith Collection has something to please most image researchers. Among the gems in the Frith archive are photographs of charabanc outings, traditional seaside piers, obsolete trades and transformed town centres, offering, quite literally, a snapshot of Britain's past in all its forms.

The Francis Frith Collection is now available to view at or you can call 020 8318 0034 with specific requests.

For further information, please contact:
Paul Brown
Mary Evans Picture Library
59 Tranquil Vale
London SE3 0BS, UK
T: +44 (0)20 8318 0034
F: +44 (0)20 8852 7211