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Flickr Commons: National Library of Wales

Posted by Laurie Frost on February 8, 2012

Did you know that there are collections of public domain photos on Flickr?  A diverse group of museums and libraries have contributed some images to the section called The Flickr Commons. In my next set of posts, I will feature selections from some of the collections, particularly those not located in the US since the Library of Congress and US government sites have been used extensively here.

For no particular reason, I’m starting with these from the Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales LIGC/NLW]. The NLW has uploaded some of its P. B. Abery collection of photographs taken mainly between 1890 and 1940 in Radnorshire, the border area of Wales and England. Http under the photos takes you to the Flickr page where you can download the image in several sizes.

These first four photos date from the mid 1870s. You can learn more about the photographer, John Thomas, here.

Six men in country dress


Two women in national dress

Farlie's Patent double ended narrow guage steam locomotive, "Little Wonder". Railway staff are standing on the engine.

Conway Castle and bridge

Celtic cross situated in the churchyard at St Nicholas and St Teilo's church. Penally. By P B Abery

The Old Drws-y-coed Copper Mine, Dyffryn Nantlle, 1961. By Geoff Charles.


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CIA World Factbook Photos, 16: Ireland and the United Kingdom

Posted by Laurie Frost on April 13, 2010

Today’s public domain images are of the British Isles: Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The CIA World Factbook doesn’t list Wales, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland separately; they are all included under United Kingdom. But I have broken them out here. However, you won’t find a section for Northen Ireland since there were no photos in the Factbook to choose from.


Eilean Donan Castle (1220), Loch Duichear, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland.

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