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Northern Ireland in Old Photographs

Many localities in the British Isles have been captured in photographs and on postcards, and these in turn have been collected in book form. The genre is well over a century old if traced back to collections of etched "views".

The listings here date from the most recent collections in the British Library, acquired in the period 1975-2000. The photographs themselves, however, go as far back as the 19th century. They are often accompanied with detailed descriptions and are an important source of local history in their own right.

Ahoghill. Mid-Antrim Historical Group, 1990. Shelfmark: YK.1992.b.3044

 

Antrim

Oh maybe it was yesterday: glimpses of the Glens of Antrim from early photographs, commentary by Malachy McSparran, Cahal Dallat, Jimmy Irvine. Glens of Antrim Historical Society, 1980. Shelfmark: YA.1997.b.5921

The Road to the glens: historic photographs of the Antrim coast road and glens, from the W.A. Green Collection in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, [compiled by] Cahal Dallat. Friar's Bush, 1989. Shelfmark: YK.1991.a.6397

A Tour of East Antrim: historic photographs from the W.A. Green Collection at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, [compiled by] Doreen Corcoran. Friar's Bush, 1990. Shelfmark: YK.1994.a.4166

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The Way we were: historic Armagh photographs from the Allison Collection, [compiled by] Desmond Fitzgerald and Roger Weatherup. Friar's Bush, in association with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1993. Shelfmark: LB.31.a.4996

Ballymena: my own native town: photographs of people and places in Ballymena and District in days gone by, compiled and edited by Jack Adams. Adams Enterprises, 1989. Shelfmark: YK.1993.a.1426

Around Ballyshannon, Bundoran and Belleek: around the winding banks of Erne, compiled by John Cunningham. Tempus. 1998. Shelfmark: YK.1999.b.2501

Bangor: historic photographs of the County Down town, 1870-1914, [compiled by] Ian Wilson. Friar's Bush, 1992. Shelfmark YK.1994.a.4233

Belfast

Belfast, [compiled by] Vivienne Pollock & Trevor Parkhill. Sutton, 1997. Shelfmark: YK.1999.b.6956

Caught in time: the photographs of Alexander Hogg of Belfast, 1870-1939, [compiled by] by W. A. Maguire. Friar's Bush, 1986. Shelfmark: LB.31.a.3497

In Belfast town, 1864-1880: early photographs from the Lawrence Collection, [compiled by] Brian M. Walker and Hugh Dixon. Friar's Bush, 1984. Shelfmark: LB.31.a.3152

No mean city: Belfast 1880-1914 in the photographs of Robert French, Brian M. Walker and Hugh Dixon. Friar's Bush, 1983. Shelfmark: L.49/2828

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Under the big lamp: historic photographs of the county and town of Carrickfergus, [compiled by] Sheela Speers. Friar's Bush, 1989. Shelfmark: YK.1991.a.6137

A Tour of the Causeway Coast: historic photographs from the W.A. Green Collection at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, [compiled by] Cahal Dallat. Friar's Bush, 1990. Shelfmark: YK.1994.a.4168

In the days of the Clogher Valley: photographs of the Clogher Valley and its railway, 1887-1942, Jack Johnston, Friar's Bush, 1987. Shelfmark: YK.1991.a.12472

Coleraine & the Causeway Coast, [compiled by] Vivienne Pollock & Trevor Parkhill. Sutton, 2000. Shelfmark: YK.2000.a.10149

Derry

In sunshine or in shadow: photographs from the Derry Standard, 1928-39, [compiled by] David Bigger and Terence McDonald, introduction by Brian M. Walker. Friar's Bush, 1990. Shelfmark: LB.31.a.5023

On the banks of the Foyle: historic photographs of Victorian and Edwardian Derry, [compiled by] Brian Mitchell. Friar's Bush, 1989. Shelfmark: YK.1991.a.6256

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Down

A Tour of the Ardes, 1910-1935: historic photographs of the Ards and North-east Down from the W.A. Green Collection at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, [compiled by] Jane E. M. Crosbie. Friar's Bush, 1990. Shelfmark: YK.1994.a.4167

A Tour of mid and south Down 1910-35: historic photographs from the W.A. Green collection at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, [compiled by] Jane E.M. Crosbie. Friar's Bush, 1992. Shelfmark: YK.1994.a.11180

A Tour of North Down, 1895-1925: historic photographs from the W.A. Green Collection at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, [compiled by] Jane E. M. Crosbie. Friar's Bush, 1989. Shelfmark: YK.1991.a.6389

The Winding roads: poems and postcards of County Down, compiled by Jack McCoy. Blackstaff, 1980. Shelfmark: X.958/1835

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Heydays, fair-days and not-so-good old days: a Fermanagh estate and village in the photographs of the Langham family, 1890-1918, W. A. Maguire. Friar's Bush, 1986. Shelfmark: YK.1991.a.5853

From the mountains to the sea: photographs of the people of Mourne 1955-75, Ben Corr. Friar's Bush, 1989. Shelfmark: YK.1991.a.6602

Newry, Warrenpoint & Rostrevor: early photographs from the Lawrence collection, 1865-80, Fergus Hanna Bell. Friar's Bush, 1989. Shelfmark: YK.1991.a.12470

John Bull's famous circus: Ulster history through the postcard, 1905-1985, John Killen. O'Brien, 1985. Shelfmark: X.421/27530