The Wiltshire Photographic Collection [graphic].
This collection comprises black-and-white photographs by Elinor Vere OBrien (1918-2017), and audio and film material of Patrick Kavanagh by Elinor’s husband Reginald Wiltshire (d.1968). Elinor and Reginald Wiltshire owned The Green Studios Ltd., Dublin (1958-1968, St. Stephen's Green). Subjects include: travellers in Loughrea, Co. Galway and Buttevant, Co. Cork, 1954; Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967) in his home town of Inishkeen, Co. Monaghan 1963 and lecturing in U.C.D. 1958; Kavanagh on the 50th anniversary of Bloomsday, June 16 1954, at the Martello Tower in Sandycove and other locations mentioned in Ulysses with filmmaker John Ryan (1925-1992), Anthony Cronin (1926-), Brian O' Nolan ( Flann O' Brien) (1911-1966), Michael Scott (1905-1989), Con Leventhal (1896-1979) and others. Other subjects include images of Dublin life and development (1953-1969): Kilmainham Jail 1953; pattern day in Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, 1954; Moore Street Market 1964; demolitions at Charlotte Street 1964 and Lower Fitzwilliam Street 1965; Cumberland Street market 1969; Corpus Christi parade, Halston Street, 1969; Sandymount Strand 1969; and scenes along the banks of the Grand Canal. Events depicted include demolition of Nelson's Pillar March 9 1966 and the York Street evictions 1964. Also featured are many Dublin landmarks and street scenes such as The Five Lamps, Portland Row and O'Connell Street.
|Main Creator:||Green Studios Ltd., 1958-1968?, photographers|
|Corporate Author:||Green Studios Ltd.,|
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Individual items in the Wiltshire Collection have been catalogued and digitised under call number (WIL), title and subject. There are three types of call numbers: WIL a-o; WIL 1-77; and WIL pk 1-17.
Elinor Vere OBrien Wiltshire was born in 1918 and died in 2017.
Related Materials: National Photographic Archive : See also Wiltshire AVOCA (vtls 536800), Wiltshire BIRDS (vtls 536821), Wiltshire ADDITIONAL (vtls 571817), Wiltshire FLORA Photographic Collection (vtls 745894).
Exhibited: "If ever you go to Dublin town", National Photographic Archive, Juy - October 1999.
Exhibited: "If ever you go to Dublin town", National Photographic Archive, July - December 2009.
Physical description: 5 boxes ; in mylar, in phase boxes.
Physical description: prints 361 : b&w ; 25 cm x 20 cm.
Physical description: plastic negatives 1159 : b&w and col. ; 6 x 6 cm.
Physical description: prints 2 : b&w.
Citations/References: "Into the Light : an Illustrated Guide to the Photographic Collections in the National Library of Ireland" by Sarah Rouse. - Dublin : NLI, 1998. - back cover and pp 104-105.
Citations/References: "A literary guide to Dublin" by Vivien Igoe. - London : Methuen, 1994. - pp 127.
Finding Aids: Copies of a number of Wiltshire photos are available in the NPA reading room.