Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .
Volume One - Into the Victorian Age - The construction of the dock . . .

Mr Joseph Collings was a renowned photographer in the Cardiff area as this extract from an article on the subject of early photography in Cardiff by Stephen Rowson indicates. It is taken from The National Library of Wales Journal - Vol. 29, No. 4 of 1996. [601] [603]

'The Travel Album - By the 1880's travellers were buying loose albumen prints and pasting them into albums as souvenirs of their grand tours of Britain and abroad. Alfred Freke and John Long sold views of Cardiff but by far the best local studio was Collings'. From 1864 Joseph Collings took a memorable series of high quality large format views of Cardiff, Penarth and surrounding areas. His use of 12" x 10" glass negatives assured him of meticulous detail and this is particularly evident in his industrial studies. Collings record the excavation and building of Penarth Dock, Roath Dock, and some of the civil engineering associated with local railway construction. . . He died in 1875. . . '

left - The reverse of a small photograph of a lady by Mr. Collings c. 1870. [001]

1866 - An advertisement for Joseph Collings of 47 Bute Street, Cardiff from the 1866 Post Office Directory of Glamorganshire published by J. G. Harrod and Company.
left - 1866 - An advertisement for Joseph Collings of 47 Bute Street, Cardiff from the 1866 Post Office Directory of Glamorganshire published by J. G. Harrod and Company. [712]

 

 

 

 

 

 

below : 'J. Collings, Crystal Palace, Photographic Portrait Rooms, No.47, Bute Street, Cardiff. (The largest and most convenient in South Wales.)

Photographs (copyright) may be had of the old Penarth Head Inn . . . . Penarth Docks -  Size 12-in by 10-in., the largest size taken in Cardiff. Joseph Collings - Proprietor'

'J. Collings, Crystal Palace, Photographic Portrait Rooms, No.47, Bute Street, Cardiff. (The largest and most convenient in South Wales.)
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