The Poole Photographic Collection, PC
The majority of the collection consists of portraits of Waterford people. This would include studio portraits of local individuals, group portraits of business firms, school classes, clubs and societies. Other subjects include images of Waterford life and development: Turkeys being brought to market, The Quay; Reginald's Tower and the Quay; Granville Hotel, Meagher's Quay; Fife and Drum Band; Torpedo boats at the Quay; coal at docks, Mr. Murphy's, Ferrybank; Motor cars in Manor Street; Tramore Strand and many more. In addition to Waterford city and county, other areas covered include Wexford, Kilkenny and Cork. Also includes some postcard views such as individualised postcards for local business firms and other institutions.
|Main Author:||A. H. Poole Studio Photographer.|
|Corporate Author:||A. H. Poole Studio|
Organised by size: Poole Cabinet 16.5 x 21.5cm or smaller (ca. 60,000); Poole Whole Plates 20.5 x 25.5cm (ca. 4,600); Poole Imperial 25 cm x 30 cm (ca. 1,800)
Online access to the Poole Collection: http://www.nli.ie/en/PDBPoolS.aspx. There are also microfilmed indexes of the photographer's day books. Poole Cabinet is covered by two main indexes dating 1884-1899 and 1899-1946. These indexes provide client names and subjects in rough alphabetical order and negative number. Date spans are denoted by these prefixes--X (1900-ca. 1906), O (ca. 1906-1912), D (ca. 1912-1922), K (1922-1936), and R (ca. 1937-1946). Two further indexes cover the Poole Whole Plates and Poole Imperial material, dating 1901-1943. These indexes provide a chronological/numerical listing of plates, including subject and original negative number. The original Books are located on shelf 1401.
Individual items in the Poole Imperial are catalogued under call no. title and subject
Selection of Poole Collection images exhibited under the title "Poole's Photographic Store : photographing Waterford", National Photographic Archive, 2006.
Poole are located on shelves 0662-0665, 0737-0764, call no POOLE 1-9999; Poole D are located on shelves 0598-0637, call no POOLE D 50-9999; Poole IMP are located on shelves 0001-0014, call no POOLE IMP 100-1835; Poole K are located on shelves 0544-0584, 0665, 0666, call no POOLE K 50-9999; Poole O are located on shelves 0455-0495, call no POOLE O 1-9993; Poole R are located on shelves 0585-0595, 0666, call no 1-4223; Poole X are located on shelves 0496-0543, call no POOLE X 1-9999; Poole W P are located on shelves 0638-0660, call no POOLE W P 100-4659; Poole Miscellaneous are located on shelves 0014, 0665, 0666, 0764, 1100; Poole Prints are located on shelves 0906, 0915-0919, 0932, 1391.
Poole total no of glass negatives 9436, total no of boxes 499; Poole D total no of glass negatives 11213, total no of boxes 654; Poole Imp total no of glass negatives 2260. total no of boxes 188; Poole K total no of glass negatives 10250, total no of boxes 631; Poole O total no of glass negatives 11464, 1 plastic b&w negative, total no of boxes 604; Poole R total no of glass negatives 3543, total no of boxes 216; Poole X total no of glass negatives 11066, total no of boxes 696; Poole W P total no of glass negatives 5182, total no of boxes 372; Poole Misc total no of glass negatives 190, total no of b&w plastic negatives 16 (possible nitrates), total no of boxes 14; Poole Prints total number of prints 7790, total number of lantern slides 5, total number of postcards 4, total number of plastic negatives 2, total number of glass negatives 44, total number of boxes 39.
Poole W P and Poole IMP are digitised.
INADEQUATE HOUSING: on shelf 0584 there is one box of glass negatives inadequately housed.
INADEQUATE HOUSING: the majority of the Poole prints are inadequately housed.
On shelf 0916 among the Poole Prints we find 5 lantern slides, 2 plastic negatives, a postcard and a small amount of Lawrence prints.
NITRATE: on shelf 0666 there is one plastic negative presumably Poole and it is a possible nitrate.
NITRATE: on shelf 1100 there 5 boxes of which 2 contain unsorted miscellaneous Poole glass negatives (30 items) and 3 contain unsorted miscellaneous presumably Poole glass and plastic negatives (20 glass negatives of which 10 are damaged and 15 plastic negatives which are possible nitrates).
See also "Interiors and Exteriors of Irish Houses" (Poole Prints) vtls 000510913, PC98 Lot 6 and 7 and "Royalty Phoytographs" (Poole Prints)vtls 000510937.
INADEQUATE HOUSING: on shelf 0495 there is one box of glass negatives inadequately housed. This box contains plate numbers 4200, 4202X2, 4203X2, 4205, 4206, 4208, 4209, 4211, 4212, 4213, 4214, 4215, 4217, 4220X3, 4221, 4222, 4223, 4226, 4227, 4228X3, 4229, 4230, 4232, 4234X2, 4237, 4238, 4241, 4242, 4243, 4248, 4249, 4250, 4252, 4253, 4257X2, 4260, 4261, 4263X2, 4264, 4266, 4269, 4270, 4272, 4274, 4275, 4276, 4277X2, 4278, 4279, 4280, 4282, 4283, 4289, 4290, 4292, 4296, 4297, 423-1, 425-?, 425-4?, 4262-3.
Physical description: 3725 boxes; in preservation envelopes, in phase boxes, in mylar, mounted, in inadequate housing.
Physical description: Plastic negatives 17 : b&w.
Physical description: Glass negatives 64721; 25 cm x 30 cm or smaller.
Physical description: Prints 7790 : b&w.
Physical description: Lantern slides 5.
Physical description: Postcard 4.
Citations/References: A parcel from the past: Waterford as seldom seen before /text D. Griffin. - Waterford : Intacta Print Ltd./Waterford Civic Trust, 1994
Citations/References: Some cited in: Ex camera 1860-1960: photographs from the collections of the National Library of Ireland / compiled and edited by Noel Kissane. - Dublin : National Library of Ireland, 1990