Powys covers the historic counties of Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire, most of Brecknockshire (Breconshire), and a small part of Denbighshire – an area of 5,179 km² (2,000 sq miles), making it the largest unitary authority in Wales by land area and about the same size as the country of Trinidad and Tobago.
It is bounded to the north by Gwynedd, Denbighshire and Wrexham; to the west by Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire; to the east by Shropshire and Herefordshire; and to the south by Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire and Neath Port Talbot.
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I thought how useful it would be to have a similar list for Wales and discovered that two lists had been published by the Royal Photographic Society Historical Group.
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.
See below for a list of the directories used and links to other indexes or websites.
There are separate surname indexes to each of the old counties of Wales including Monmouthshire.
What the sitters wore can also help date a photograph.
I have used directories held at the Guildhall Library, London, the Society of Genealogists and the British Library.
There are obviously directories elsewhere which could be consulted, so it pays to consult all available published lists of photographers, as other researchers will have had access to a different selection.
Thus, the arms contain references to the hills and mountains, rivers and lakes, water supply and industry. A tower has been used in preference to a mural crown, which alludes to the county's military history and remains.
From the tower rises a red kite, a bird almost extinct elsewhere in Britain but thriving here.
In such cases, if you have several cartes from the same photographer, a comparison of styles of mount could help.