1850-1860's Welsh? Photo Album

12200937455?profile=originalHello All,  I would be very interested to hear from anyone who can recognize the people in these photos.  The self portrait staring into the camera, whoI believe is the photographer is the frontispiece of the album.
Help!  Regards,



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  • Looking at the family picture of two males and three females dressed in Welsh costume it is apparent from Welsh census data there is a match for their sex and apparent ages in Johns family. See below:



  • This one image of the photographer as sitter is identifiable as a pioneer of photography in Wales:


  • The Princes titular claim to rule hence his heraldic use of the single crown at a angle appears to be based upon one used by his ancestors in 1376 by King Albrecht. The Prince in using such ancient iconography reminds the observer his father as King was denied the throne and he continues to stake his ancient claim.


  • UPDATE: Having now scanned and enhanced all the remaining images in the original offering it is apparent the watermark does not exist on any of the other images. This suggests only one man was entitled to use this signifier hence it's existence on only the one image.

    This being so a likely setting for this one image alone might be Lower Saxony.

  • Hello I see this is an old post but there is some evidence available that may help identify the settings of the photographs and the possible identity of one man in one of them.

    The crucial evidence is a watermark visible on the single sitters photograph - the first in the series. See below:


    If the likely date and the sitters allegory is considered it may be possible to identify this man as a likely candidate for : Prince Gustav of Vasa, Count Itterburg also known as Gustav, Prinz von Wasa. A man born a Prince who also became yet another Prince in his lifetime Born 9 November 1799 at Stockholm. Died 4 August/5 August 1877 at Pillnitz. Born Crown Prince of Sweden the son of King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden and Queen Frederica. His Austrian princely title was conferred upon him in 1829.

    The original poster may consider this evidence with their own research. Unfortunately there exist few reliable images in the public domain for obvious facial comparison.

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