This is a huge collection of over 330,000 high quality photographs taken between the the mid-nineteenth century and the second half of the twentieth century. They cover the whole country and they claim that there are 15,000 of Cornwall alone. They are available for sale via their web site, by mail order and from many other outlets. (This advertisement is spontaneous from a satisfied customer, I have no connection with the vendors.)
Originally I had a list here of the ones that I could discover from the catalogue for West Penwith but there are now over 1300 so I must ask you to go to their catalogue.
Dating Frith photographs
By studying a large sample of examples of Frith photographs and postcards I offer this table to relate the serial numbers to the date the picture was taken. There are some anomolies but the large majority conform to this pattern, the XX digits given are the first two of the five digit serial number.
This is a web service provided by Charles Winpenny—he regularly goes out and takes pictures for his own and our pleasure.
This is a similar service provided by Stuart Lindsay, he doesn’t update quite so often but does archive the pictures and will do requests.
You will find pictures from both of these photographers on my Gallery pages.
Another excelent set of photographs by Mark Hattam, mostly of the St. Just in Penwith area but spreading a bit.
[may require sign-in] A set of new photographs mixed with scans of an extensive postcard collection.