A Gallery of Local Images
The dramatic setting of Crickhowell which attracted the gentry to establish their parks and mansions, also attracted visitors. From the eighteenth century on a thriving business in publishing etchings of the town, mansions, antiquities and fine vistas developed. These offer us a view of the landscape in the years before the development of photography from the point of view of those who enjoyed it rather than worked in it. Included in contrast are a few Victorian and early 20th century photographs taken with smaller cameras of the kind that were becoming increasingly available to those of a lower income.
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Crickhowell Castle - 1839
Crickhowell Castle - 1760
Crickhowell - T.Williams
Crickhowell - Early 19th Century
Crickhowell - Jukes - 1795
Crickhowell Castle - Samuel &Nathaniel Buck - 1741
Llangattock Church - Early 19th Century
Crickhowell Church - Early 19th Century
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