David Chant <david(a)chant69.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
....interestingly David Harries shows as a Photographer on the 1891 census
which must have been an unusual occupation then.
Three years ago, I was involved in research which contributed to Peter
Meazey's database of Glamorgan photographers and photographic studios.
By the late 19th century, photography as an occupation was not as unusual as
you might think. There was a rapid increase in the number of photographers
from the 1860s onwards as the demand for, and popularity of, studio
For example, analysis of the 1881 census shows there were then around 200
photographers in Wales about 20 of whom either lived in or were born in
Carmarthenshire. By 1891 the number would have been considerably greater.
You can access the database of Glamorgan photographers on the GENUKI website
John Ball, Ystalyfera, South Wales, UK
Images of Wales: http://home.clara.net/wfha/walespic/
Welsh Family History Archive: http://home.clara.net/wfha/wales/
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