40 Colors of Wales Back In Victorian Times

I don't know about you guys, but I'm a sucker for colorized antique photos and these 40 images of Wales from back in the Victorian Era are simply stunning. They really give you an idea of what life was like at that time and place.


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"They really give you an idea of what life was like at that time and place." - and you choose to illustrate the lot with a totally posed picture. Even in the 19th century that 'traditional' costume was only worn for special occasions or as dressing up for tourists.

Secondly, if you've ever been to Wales you'd know that a number of these views are basically exactly the same to day - for example, googling to find a more recent picture of LLandudno gets a picture that's almost identical to the one in that set (apart from being actually in colour rather than colourised): http://www.images.walesdirectory.co.uk/images/1260/370/1260.jpg

They're lovely pictures, but they are tourist postcards, and give a tourists' view of Wales - and given that a large number of the attractions were either historical or natural, that's a pretty similar tourists' view to now.
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