Francis Frith is mainly known for his work in Egypt, Syria and Palestine during the years 1856 – 1859. In 1859
he establishes Francis Frith and Co, which became an important publisher of photography, producing very
fine photographically illustrated books and supplying portfolios, stereoviews and postcards. Through its
staff photographers it assembled a vast archive of topographical views of England, France, Italy, Spain,
Gibralter, Portugal, Malta, Belgium, Switzerland etc of which a large portion were taken in India. After Frith’s
death his sons ran the firm, issuing large numbers of photographs with the blindstamp F Frith and Co or Frith Series.