Subseries 1 - Photographic Collection

Grand Parade, Cork O'Connell Street, Dublin Irish Capuchin Missionaries in India 'The Dawn' / War of Independence Film Margaret Burke Sheridan Proclamation of the Spanish Republic Visit of President John F. Kennedy to Ireland Pope Paul VI Re-interment of Roger Casement Portraits of 1916 Leaders
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IE CA CP/1/1

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Photographic Collection

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  • c.1910-1977 (Creation)

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81 files and 4 items, comprising 536 pp and 3,949 prints; Black and white print; colour print; postcard print; negative transparencies

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The extensive and often lavish use of photographs in 'The Capuchin Annual' set the publication apart from many other periodicals of the time. Photography in the 'Annual' served a very clear purpose – it projected an idealised image of Ireland to its wide readership in a way that was arguably more effective than any prose. In the early years, scenic views such as ‘Evening in Dublin’ or ‘Killiney Bay’ would appear randomly, but in later years photographic features became far more extensive. The 'Annual’s' photographic archive is particularly rich and constitutes a valuable pictorial record of life in Ireland in the twentieth century.

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