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Auction: 1860 Welsh photo album by Edward Williams

A Victorian album  showing local people, ranging from the local barber to policeman, dressed in their Sunday best, and local scenes in Bala and Llanuwchllyn around the 1860s will be up for auction. Found in a lady's attic in Shropshire, the images are marked as taken by a local photographer - Edward Williams - although some of the prints note he was based in Bala, whilst others state his studio was in Llanrwst.

The album will be auctioned off at Mullock's Ltd in Church Stretton, Shropshire, on 28 June, with an estimate of around £500. Details can be found here.

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Comment by James Morley on June 10, 2012 at 8:52

Looking at the samples on the listing (http://www.mullocksauctions.co.uk/lot-48614-wales_%E2%80%93_photogr...) it looks rather later than 1860 to me, but still an interesting bit of social history.

Comment by Ron Cosens on June 2, 2012 at 12:17

Hi, Edward Williams advertised in Bala in 1880 - prior to his time in Llanrwst. Ron

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