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A CASTLE VIEW THROUGH THE AGES.

A SERIES of images comparing historic Welsh sites today with how they looked at the end of the 19th century have been released to highlight the importance of conserving the historic environment.

The incredible images, also available as a video on Cadw's YouTube channel, show the transition between recent photographs and images held at the US Library of Congress.

The remarkable "photochrom" pictures were created by image-makers fascinated by Wales's castles and landscapes - they were originally published by the Detroit Publishing Company.

They were created through a painstaking process where a picture would start life as a black and white negative and each new colour would be added using a different asphalt-coated lithographic stone.

Castles including Harlech, Beaumaris and Criccieth all appear in the series of images available on Cadw's website.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Aug 25, 2015
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