Around 50,000 prints, 20,000 negatives, 12,000 slides and 5,000 glass plates offer a photographic record of Dorset from the 19th century onwards.
Images include views of landscapes, towns, villages, buildings and people. They represent the lifestyles and traditions of Dorset over time. Significant photographers featured include Harry Pouncy, Francis Frith and Charles Cornish-Browne. We also hold photographs within our Thomas Hardy and Sylvia Townsend Warner collections.
We are now digitising and cataloguing these collections and can license images where digitised versions are already available. For an additional fee, it is also sometimes possible to commission digitisation of images identified through research.
Dorset MuseumHigh West Street
Dorchester DT1 1XA
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Thatching a rick a rick at Bredy Farm
Taken by M. H. Ouseley
Milking time at Herrison Dairy
Taken L. Frisby
Edgar Hawkins milking at Burton Bradstock
Taken by M.H. Ouseley
Drink More Milk or from Producer to Consumer
Carey & Grimsdell butter factory, Dorchester
Collecting milk from Manor Farm, Burton Bradstock
Taken by by M.H. Ouseley