Wales: a view from the past



Hat to tip to David Jones.

The US Library of Congress has just released a photostream of images of Wales from the late 19th and early 20th century - the slideshow of the images has been embedded in the blog above.

The images demonstrate perfectly the historical legacy, the natural beauty and the industrial heritage of Wales - just look at those showing the ships on the quay at Caernarfon. That remains an amazing image of the importance of the town during the late 19th century.

These photos brought back some poignant memories as one of my collector's fads when I was younger and had more time was collecting postcards of Wales from the same period.

I have hundreds of these cards stored somewhere in the attic back in Pwllheli - it may be time to get them out again.


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