Long Hole Cave and the garden at Stouthall, South Wales, c 1860s.
© NMeM / Royal Photographic Society / Science & Society Picture Library
Photographs from the albums of photographer and archaeologist Colonel E R Wood (1819-1876), which were assembled in 1868. Top left and bottom right show Long Hole Cave on the Gower Peninsula, where Wood excavated the remains of rhinoceros and cave bear from the Pleistocene (Ice Age). Wood excavated several of the Gower bone caves between 1849 and 1866. The bearded man is possibly Wood himself. The pictures at top right, (an urn and cypress tree), and centre, are of Wood's garden at Stouthall, Reynoldston. The photograph in the centre shows a woman in a crinoline by a 'Druidical stone'. The bottom left photograph is a cliff view in Gower.