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  • Clarke Collection
    76 images, showing Dubliners in their city between 1897 and 1904. The photographs were taken by medical student JJ Clarke.
  • Eason Collection
    2772 images of Ireland, originally created for the Irish postcard trade by Eason & Son between 1900 and 1940.
  • Independent H Collection
    3,250 early images from the Independent Newspaper collection. The glass plates digitised here show people and events from 1912 to 1936.
  • Lawrence Royal & Cabinet Collections
    19,272 images from a collection of commercially produced photographs taken between 1870 and 1914, showing topographical scenes throughout Ireland.
  • Keogh Collection
    300 images, created by the Keogh Brothers of Dorset Street, Dublin. They provide excellent coverage of the political figures and events of 1915-1923.
  • Poole Whole Plate Collection
    5119 images of the south east of Ireland (1884 -1954), created by the family firm of AH Poole in Waterford, including studio portraits and social and political events.
  • Stereo Pair Collection
    2,821 images created by the Lawrence Studios, documenting Irish life (1860-1890). The original glass plates had two nearly identical images, which produce a three dimensional effect when viewed in a stereoscope.
  • Tempest Collection
    41 images, showing scenes from county Louth in the early part of the twentieth century.


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