Frith - Damascus
Francis Frith (1822-1898)
Distant View of Damascus From Salihiyeh
From Frith's Sinai and Palestine (William MacKenzie, Paternoster Row London and Glascow Edimburgh).
Signed by the photographer and numbered P140 in the negative.
Frith.Photo and date 1857 in letterpress on the mount
The plate title Distant View of Damascus on the original oblong folio mount.
Accompanied by the original text leaf.
The English photographer Francis Frith (1822-1898) journeyed to the Middle East between 1856 and 1859. When he had finished his travels, he opened the firm of F. Frith & Co., in Surrey and embarked upon a colossal project ”” to photograph every town and village in the United Kingdom. The firm became one of the largest photographic studios in the world. His family continued the firm until 1968 when it was finally sold and closed in 1970. Frith was re-launched in 1976 as The Francis Frith Collection and has continued to run since that time.
15.8 x 22.1 cm