This essay centers on the acquisition report written for the Menschel Library at George Eastman House on the nineteenth century photographic portfolio, F. Frith's Photo-Pictures from the Lands of the Bible Illustrated by Scripture Words, produced and published by Francis Frith in the late 1860s or early 1870s. The essay is divided into three sections. The first looks at the purpose, role, and components of an acquisition report and its relationship to the collection. The second section discusses research carried out on the Francis Frith portfolio. The final section consists of the actual acquisition record.