Two large photos of Welsh landscape by James Valentine @1880

One album sheet of 19th century photographs of North Wales.

Two sepia-toned albumen prints:

  • 'Snowdon from Bwlch Glas 6578 J.V'.
  • 'Swallow Falls, Bettys-Y-Coed 6703 J.V.'

Written on page below Snowdon print: ‘Snowdon’.

Written on page below Swallow Falls print: ‘Swallow Falls Bettys-Y-Coed River Conway’.

Both are glued to same album sheet (thick paperboard), one on each side. The page is gilded on three sides.

Paperboard bit warped. Stains/dirt on paperboard of both images. Snowdon has corner peeling UL.  Slight yellowing of prints around edges.

Photos: 11-3/4 x 7-3/8” (Snowdon), 11-3/8” x 7-1/2” (Falls)

Board: 13-3/4” x 10-3/8”

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale.)

 

James Valentine (12 June 1815 – 19 June 1879) was a Scottish photographer. Valentine's of Dundee produced Scottish topographical views from the 1860s, and later became internationally famous as the producers of picture postcards.

Valentine views in the nineteenth century aimed at the national middle and upper class tourist market, with the production of both drawing room albums containing selections of photographs arranged geographically and individual landscape prints. They competed with Francis Frith and George Washington Wilson, who were producing pictures of similar quality. Landscapes were available in a choice of sizes - cabinet, imperial and card. Stereoscopic and magic lantern slides views were also produced. Valentines called themselves 'photographic publishers' and reproduced a great variety of photographic goods as well as the postcards for which they are best known. Subjects concentrated on tourist sights in Scotland.

WIKIPEDIA

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