100 year old photos of local landmarks found in U.S archives
There's a collection of old images of Wales that give a glimpse as to what life was life in Llangollen, Denbigh and beyond 100 years ago - and, of all the places, the images turned up in the U.S, in the archives of the Library of Congress in Washington.
They've been made available to view online in a project to open up the library's archives . And this particular collection are from a series of 160 travel views of Wales taken in 1890-1900. The library has shared them via the photo sharing website, Flickr.com.
Blogging about the images, Jennifer Gavin from library, says: "The set is full of castles and waterfalls, pastoral scenes, and gorgeous color views of the Welsh landscape from more than 100 years ago."
The images are photochrom prints[coloured images of black and white photographic negatives] and, from a local point of view, among them is an image of a fisherman carrying a coracle on his back on the banks of the Dee at Llangollen with Castell Dinas Brân in distance as well as views of Denbigh Castle [top] and many other Welsh landmarks.