Abstract: Images of the 1956 National Eisteddfod of Wales from Aberdare, including images of Hugh Williams of Edern carving a piece of wood (E56/051-53), the Children's concert participants, showing dancers from Aberaman (E56/054), Cwmdâr and Glynhafod (E56/055 & 057), Mrs D. R. Davies applying make-up to dancer Elaine Lacey (E56/056), ballerinas from Llwydcoed (E56/058), Children's Concert organiser Jane Jones of Penywaen (E56/060), teacher Olive Reynolds with pupils from Aberdare (E56/061), and children singing and performing on stage in the Concert (E56/062-67), Tawe Griffiths conducting the singing on the square in Aberdare (E56/068-69), police investigating a burglary at Betty Rhys' stall on the Eisteddfod field (E56/070), Christine Jones of Trecynon shaking hands with Dr. John R. Esaias of Atlanta, Georgia (E56/071), the Wales International (Cymry ar Wasgar) ceremony, showing Wales International leader, Lefi D. Jones of Johannesbourg on stage, addressing the audience and with his wife, (E56/072 & 077-079), visitors from Canada (E56/073) and the United States of America (E56/074), and T. H. Parry-Williams welcoming members of Wales International (E56/075-76), the chair being presented to the Eisteddfod Council by Stanley Edwards (E56/080), members of the Eisteddfod Court (E56/081-82), five new members of the orsedd - Sir E. O. Skaife, T. Glynne Davies, Dr Ifor Thomas, Dr Charles Evans and the Rev. G. Ceri Jones (E56/083), and the gorsedd ceremony (E56/084-89), including an image of Margaret Thomas presenting the 'aberthged' (sheaf of corn) to Dyfnallt (E56/084).
Part of: Casgliad Geoff Charles Collection,
Charles, Geoff, 1909-2002.
Title assigned by cataloguer., A selection of the images have been published and appeared in Y Cymro, 10 & 16 August 1956.
Computer file. Aberystwyth : National Library of Wales, 2000-2002 (Geoff Charles digitisation project) Original, master file captured in uncompressed TIFF format. Minimal tonal adjustments using levels and curves in PhotoShop. Master files archived as pc format TIFFS. On-screen display files resized and adjusted for viewing on gamma 2.2 monitors in PhotoShop and saved in JPEG format. 39 image files; Heidelberg Nexscan F4100 capture device using Linocolor v6.0.4 software. Filter settings: light contour-0.5, dark countour-0.5, smoothnes-0.6, countour width-1.0, scan spot size-4.0. Target resolution for hi-res capture was 300dpi at a factor of 450% resulting in +/- 6000 x 5000 pixels; screen res:+/- 600 x 500 pixels at 72dpi; screen-res and thumbnail copies use jpeg compression at setting: 7 in Adobe Photoshop v6.0; 8 bit grayscale; hi-res TIFFs: Gray Gamma 1.8 icc profile embedded.
2002 ; scanned. Reprographic Unit, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion ; capture device operator : Kate Harper.
Subject: [Sir Parry-Williams, T. H. (Thomas Herbert) , Dyfnallt , Davies, T. Glynne (Thomas Glynne) , Skaife, E. O. (Eric Ommanney) , Cynan , Caerwyn , Wales International (Organization) , Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru (1956 : Aberdâr) ]