Francis Frith took many excellent photographs and commissioned other photographs to send examples of their work to him with a view to making postcards of them. Many of the earlier images were numbered and dated, making the Francis Frith archive a most valuable collection.
Among his many thousands of images are a few of Welsh costume.
title date reference number
Tenby, Cockle Women 1890 28091
Tenby, Fishwives 1890 28092
Tenby, Fishwives 1890 28093
Holyhead, Ladies in Welsh costume 1894 34287
Pensarn, Welsh Costumes 1895 36953
Special Subjects, Welsh Lady c 1900 1973B
Special Subjects, A Welsh Lady c 1900 A001017
Special Subjects, A Welsh tea party c 1900 A001401
Pensarn, Welsh Costumes 1906 54776
In addition, the firm printed at least one of Bedford’s stereo pairs as a postcard.