The Stereo Pairs photograph collection [graphic]
The Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection documents life in Ireland during the 19th century. Twenty-six counties are represented, including Antrim, Armagh, Dublin, Clare, Limerick, Offaly, Tyrone, and others, with most but not all images identified. Scenes are mainly pcturesque views.
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Individual items in the Stereo Pairs Collection are catalogued under call no. STP, title and subject. It includes A and B numbering.
ON SHELF 0427 ther is a box of STEREO PAIRS PORTRAITS: 3 plates are unnumbered, the rest bears numbers 2, 8, 9, 13, 14x2, 15, 16, 23, 62.
ON SHELF 0442 there are 4 boxes of miscellaneous numbers of stereo pairs. BOX 1 contains 8 glass negatives depicting Mary of Dunloe and the Colleen Bawn. BOX 2 contains numbers 147, 149, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 344, 358, 359. BOX 3 contains numbers 82, 92, 110, 118, 119, 120, 139, 337, 928, 2585, 2851, 2852, 2854, 2855, 2857. BOX 4 contains numbers 99, 121, 343, 675.
Related Materials: See "The Lawrence Photograph Collection" record, vtls 313414, for more informationon the Lawrence Collection and firm.
The Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection was acquired by the National Library with the Lawrence Collection, though it has always been considered a separate collection as the images cover an earlier period than the main Lawrence Collection, are a different format and were not created by the Lawrence firm. The stereographic negatives in the collection were the work of Dublin photographers James Simonton and Frederick Holland Mares and were acquired, probably purchased, by John Fortune Lawrence, a brother of William Mervyn Lawrence. They were printed and marketed by William Lawrence until the popularity of stereos waned in the 1880''s.
Physical description: 244 boxes ; in preservation envelopes, in phase boxes, in inadequate housing.
Physical description: stereographic glass negatives 3039 : b&w; 9.5 x 17 cm or smaller.
Citations/References: Ireland 1860-80 from Stereo Photographs. (National Library of Ireland Historical Documents). -Dublin: National Library of Ireland, 1981. 25 I.
Citations/References: "Into the Light: an Illustrated Guide to the Photographic Collections in the National Library of Ireland" by Sarah Rouse, p. 84
Finding Aids: Unpublished NLI catalogue of Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection available at reading room counter
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