Market Street, Bradford c.1895.
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Francis Firth (1822 - 1898) was a pioneer travel photographer. His work was published in a variety of formats and editions and established his reputation as one of the finest travel photographers. The venture that brought him wealth and made him a household name was his comprehensive collection of photographs of Brithish landscapes, towns and cities. His company Frith and Co, founded in Reigate in 1859, sold images of every corner of Britain.