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The Congested Districts Board Photograph Collection
Images documenting congested districts along the west coast, including Mayo, Galway and Donegal. Subjects include: new and improved housing in rural villages, like on Mellenish Island; new concrete house at framing level; a series of images of grass farms, Kilree, Cloonmore; women cleaning or salting fish, Ardara, Co. Donegal; Harbour area; boats; local inhabitants. Other images include; group portrait of the Horace Plunkett Inquiry at Old Head, 1906; Lady Aberdeen outside new dwelling; visiting nurse at home of poor family.
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Individual items of the CDB Collection are catalogued under call no. title and subject.
Original prints albumen and gelatin, some with details on verso in handwriting.
Physical description: 1 box ; in mylar, in phase box.
Physical description: 120 photographs : albumen and gelatin silver prints ; 15 x 20 cm or smaller.
Citations/References: Cited in "Into the Light" by Sarah Rouse, NLI, Dublin, 1998 pp. 18 and 19.
Finding Aids: Photocopied surrogates of the CDB Collection are available for viewing at Reading Room in the National Photographic Archive.
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