Searching for images of The Great Famine?
For the annual Famine Commemoration, the NLI shares tips for researching the famine
Photographs of the Great Famine in Ireland (1845 – 1852) and famine victims are scarce because photography was a relatively new invention at the time.
The below image depicts another starving family. The parents lie on beds of straw, sick with hunger while the children are left to fend for themselves.