View Photographs

View digital versions of some of the Library's photographic collection.

From the harrowing photographs recording the tragic Senghennydd disaster, to the amazing record of Welsh life in the Geoff Charles collection. The Library's photographic collections details all aspects of Welsh life.

The Cased Photographs Collection

A group of various types of early photographs, most of which are still presented in their original leather, brass and velvet cases.

Early Swansea Photography

Early photographs from the Swansea area (1840-1860).

Mary Dillwyn's Llysdinam Album

A photographic album by Mary Dillwyn, Wales’s earliest female photographer and also one of Britain’s most notable early female photographers.

John Thomas

The land and people of Wales through the lens of John Thomas (1838-1905), Liverpool.

Carleton E Watkins

An album by Carleton E Watkins (1829-1916), one of the finest American landscape photographers of the nineteenth century.

P B Abery

Photographs by P B Abery of Breconshire and the Border Counties.

Senghennydd Disaster

A series of postcards depicting the biggest pit disaster in the history of the Welsh coal industry, 1913.

H W Lloyd

Negatives taken by H W Lloyd of Bala from 1900 to 1925, including images of POWs at Frongoch Camp.

Geoff Charles

The immense archive of the photojournalist Geoff Charles (1909-2002).

Dwynwen Belsey collection

Photographs and slides of Patagonia taken by W R Owen (1955 and 1965).