What the sitters wore can also help date a photograph.The books by Avril Lansdell and Robert Pols are useful for this.They were Dyfed Photographers by Megan Colboun, which covered Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, and The Commercial Camera in Cardiff 1855-1920 by Stephen K Jones.
The Royal Photographic Society Historical Group has published several booklets listing photographers in particular areas in the C 19th and early C 20th. 62 Oxford St, Mountain Ash 1914 --- see Cardiff; from Jeremy REYNOLDS Louis 13 Wind St, Swansea 1884 RHONDDA Art Co. 154 St Helen's Ave, Swansea 1899 ROSSEN & DALE back 88 High St, Merthyr Tydfil 1920, 1923, 1926 --- from Harris, Son & Co. # Old Post Office, 16 New Market St, Bridgend 1884-8 # --- see end re an article TAYLOR A.& G.The National Library of Wales has an unpublished list of early photographers in Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. Studios, Penygraig, Dinas 1901 RICHARDS Gwylim 29 Llewellyn St, Pentre, Rhondda 1923 RICHARDS A. 15 Temple St, Swansea 1906 --- to Photo Supplies RIDEN Horace Dale Hanbury Rd, Bargoed 1906 RIDEN Horace Dale 27 Hanbury Rd, Bargoed 1910, 1914, 1920, 1923, 1926 ROBERTS Ethelbert John 28 Thomas St, Abertridwr 1910, 1914 --- listed under photographic supplies etc. RYAN David John Art Studio, 110 Bute St, Treorchy, 1895, 1901, 1906 S SALTER & Co. Station Rd, Bridgend 1895, 1899, 1901, 1914 --- see Cardiff, Breconshire--- and Monmouthshire TAYLOR A.& G. Market Square, Pontypridd 1895, 1899, 1901, 1910, 1914 TAYLOR A.& G. Postern, Castle St, Swansea 1880 --- George T King, manager TAYLOR A.& G.Darlington, Elizabeth A 'High Street Photographers in Aberystwyth 1857-c.1900' National Library of Wales Journal, winter 1988, vol XXV no 4. ROBERTS William Joseph Post Office, Taff's Well, Cardiff 1914 ROBERTS W. 72 Windsor Rd, Neath 1910 SARGENT Edward James 249 Holton Rd, Barry 1920, 1923, 1926 --- see Cardiff --- and Monmouthshire SHIRVINGTON H. 41 Windsor Rd, Penarth 1913-20 --- from How STYLES Jesse 41 Windsor Rd, Penarth 1914 STYLES T. Postern Buildings, Castle Bailey St, Swansea 1884 TAYLOR A.& G.There are separate surname indexes to each of the old counties of Wales including Monmouthshire.The Glamorgan index does not include Cardiff as there was already a significant published index, but eventually I hope to create my own and add it to the site.
J R Hughes dealt in stationery and fancy goods, while Miss Mathew of Towyn ran a fancy repository.