VINTAGE PHOTO PAGE
Essex Family History Images
This page provides the index for the vintage photographs and sketches collected by Essex Family History.
Viewing is free.
Please click on a parish to see the old images.
Parishes in gray do not yet have old photographs listed.
Most images on this web site are copyrighted which prevents any form of copying without specific approval.
Several pictures have been supplied by vistors to this site.
If you have any old postcards or photographs we would be delighted to display them with suitable acknowledgement.
Contact the webmaster for details.
Advice on caring for/restoring your old photograpshs
Many of the photographs/Postcards collected by Essex Family History have required restoration.
A brief guide is available to caring for and restoring old photographs .
Commercial Partners offering Image related products
FRANCIS FRITH IMAGES
The best national set of images are owned by a publishing company called Francis Frith.
Francis Frith was a Victorian photographer who pioneered picture postcards. On his death the family business continued following the standards laid down by Francis Frith until it closed in 1971 rather than lower it's standards by competing with the mass manufactured modern postcards.
The Frith archive contains over 365,000 photographs of some 7,000 towns and villages throughout Britain. Taken between 1860 and 1970 these form a topographical record of Britain without equal and is recognised as the only photographic collection of national importance remaining in private hands and so to be available for public purchase..
Frith has used modern high quality digital imaging on the original photographic plated to bring up the best possible digital copy of the image making Frith Pictures amongst the best old photographs available.
This web site has over 50 of Francis Frith's super pictures of Eastern Essex.
You are free to browse and can connect to the Frith web site if you wish to download or purchase any of the images.
To be taken to the village index page for these images please click the Francis Frith photograph of old Burnham above
The Special Day Certificate
The certificates are produced by Marshland on velum paper .
Each is individually tailored to meet the needs of the recipient.
They are suitable for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, retirements or any special occasion.
The certificates usually relate to the day that the person was born although they can relate to wedding , enrolment or any other day in the last 100 years
They are reasonably priced to make them a great affordable gift for that special occasion
To check out this offer please click the link below