The Photograph Album of Ireland
Discover a wealth of memories and social histories, as well as youth, celebration and ordinary life documented via the treasured photos of over 30 Irish people and families at The Photograph Album of Ireland exhibition.
A ground-breaking initiative developed by The Gallery of Photography, the project is dedicatedly digitising and sharing cherished family photographs and private photo collections.
The fascinating collection displays photos of family holidays, days out, social gatherings and sporting occasions, capturing life as it was lived across a range of eras.
Explore the wealth of ordinary and extraordinary photographs – from informal snapshots, studio portraits and ‘official’ photographs through to substantial individual archives – many shown publicly for the first time. Spanning the entire history of analogue photography, it includes rare ambrotypes and dageurreotypes from the 1850s, Victorian cartes-de-visites, box brownie photographs, family albums, colour instamatic snapshots, polaroids and photobooth selfies from the 1980s.
A rich and diverse exhibition, visitors are sure to spot the kind of picture that takes you back to a time when the summers were always scorching and the 99s somehow seemed much bigger.