Small Lives - Photographs of Irish Childhood 1880 - 1970

Children's Street Party ca. 1924Children's Street Party ca. 1924

Exhibition at the National Photographic Archive Templebar

Small Lives will run from 25th August 2011 until June 2012.

The 50 photographs in this exhibition are drawn from across NLI’s collections, and range from formal studio portraits featuring children of the landed classes taken in the 1880s to more candid shots of city kids taken in the 1960s.

The NLI team look forward to welcoming hordes of small people, big people, families, school tour groups and other visitors to Small Lives in the months ahead. As well as displays of really fabulous photographs, the exhibition features a range of educational materials.

Primary Schools Worksheet

You can download a Small Lives worksheet and use our flickr site to explore the exhibiton no matter where you are

Small Lives Primary School History Workshop  Small Lives Primary School History Worksheet Web.pdf (0.49 MB, Adobe PDF)