• Title
    Westropp Photograph Albums
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  • Creator
    • Westropp, Thomas J.
  • Scope and Content
    Twelve albums of photography by the antiquarian Thomas Jefferson Westropp. Each album bears an inscription inside its front cover indicating that they were sent by Westropp to his sister Mary Johnson O’Callaghan of Lismehan, Co. Clare, over a period from 1898 to 1921. The albums all bear the same title ‘Photographs by Thomas J Westropp’, followed by a volume number, and a date or date span. All include indexes, except numbers 11 and 12 There are usually two photographs on each album page, and each photograph is individually identified in Westropp’s own hand. Details given include location and subject matter, sometimes a specific date, and sometimes other information such as an identification of individuals shown in the image or a reference to the fact that the photograph had been published in, for instance, the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. The photographs are mainly antiquarian in nature, depicting antiquities of the Irish country side from prehistoric monuments to medieval buildings. Geographically, 40% of the photographs are of sites in Co. Clare, with Cos Limerick and Kerry accounting for a further 10%. The balance include sites in Cos. Antrim, Cork, Derry, Donegal, Down, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Roscommon, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow. Volume 10 includes a series of 22 images showing Dublin in the wake of the 1916 Rising. A cumulative index to the photographs is available in the Irish Architectural Archive reading room.
  • Exent
    12 Photographs Albums containing 1,337 photographs
  • Physical description
    Late 19C/early20C photographic prints mounted in albums. Gernerally in good condition. Some foxing.
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