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Historical Photographic Section

Historical Photographic Section

Photographs by pioneering photographers of the mid-19th century.

Medieval Figure Sculpture

Figure Sculpture

Mainly monochrome negatives of all the Irish medieval tomb sculptures.

Leland Duncan Collection

Duncan Collection

Approximately 150 pictures of Railway Transport, Arigna mine and portraits of people in Co. Leitrim in 1892.

Birr Castle Collection

Birr Castle Collection

Images relating to Astronomy and early photography related to the 3rd and 4th Earls of Rosse and Mary Countess of Rosse.

Caricature Collection

Caricature Collection

Collection of colour transparencies of 19th century political caricatures.

The Father Browne S.J. Collection





This consists of 41,500 monochrome photographs covering the period 1895-1955. The most significant early part of this is the Titanic Section, which is the most important record of the Titanic's only voyage. There is a small group of pictures relating to the First World War and Fr. Browne's subsequent posting in Germany in 1919. The Australian section covers the years 1922-24 and is a record of a cross section of life in Australia during those pioneering years. The remaining section is mainly concentrated on Irish People and their way of life between 1925 and 1955. With smaller sections covering England with existing inclusions from Suez, Ceylon and Gibraltar. Modes of Transport are well represented

modern irish scenes

Modern Irish Scenes

Modern Irish Scenes in town and country are stocked with a section devoted to craftwork and architecture.