Framing the west: images of rural Ireland 1891-1920

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Irish Academic Press, 2007 - History - 266 pages
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This thematic book, based on Irish photographs 1891-1920, focuses on the importance of visual resources to scholars of Ireland. Some of the images belong to the Tuke collection held at the National Photographic Archive, Dublin but the majority of the images used in this volume stem from the extensive collections of Belfast-based photographer, Robert J. Welch. His professional career spanned almost sixty years and being a careful observer of all aspects of life inevitably his work carries a wealth of previously underused historical data. Prolific as he was, his images have been dispersed worldwide so this work endeavours to reunite the various strands of Welch's interests. To this end three of the contributors Dr. Vivienne Pollock, Ulster Museum, Marie Boran, Special Collections Librarian, NUI Galway (NUIG) and Maggie Burns, Librarian, Birmingham Central Library will account the provenance and nature of the Welch material held at their respective repositories. Sara Smyth, National Photo

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This book contains a series of essays concerning Robert J. Welch and the Congested Districts Board from respected people in media and folk studies. The essays are accompanied by photographs (sometimes ... Read full review


Robert John Welch and his World VIVIENNE POLLOCK
Tukes Connemara Album SARA SMYTH
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