Market Street, Bradford, c 1895.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of Market Street, Bradford, published by Frith and Co, taken in about 1895. A view of Market Street with pedestrians in the square in front of Bradford City Hall. The statue of Titus Salt (1803-1876), just visible in the right background beyond the corner of the City Hall, was moved from here to Lister Park in August 1896. Francis Frith (1822-1898) was a pioneer of travel photography. He was also one of photography's greatest entrepreneurs, founding a company that was to become the largest publisher of photographs in the world. Frith saw himself as a romantic adventurer in the mould of Byron. Between 1856 and 1860 he travelled and photographed extensively in Egypt and the Holy Land. His work was published in a variety of formats and editions and established his reputation as one of the finest travel photographers. However, the venture that brought him great wealth and made him a household name was his comprehensive collection of photographs of British landscapes, tow