Eason photographic collection, PC


Postcard views of all of Ireland. Cards were published under the imprint Signal.

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Bibliographic Details
Contributors: Eason & Son
Format: Photo
Notes:Also includes 4 copper printing blocks. Two are from 1916 - an interior view of an unidentified room and a soldier with civilian at gunpoint. Another is O'Connell Street in 1922, while the fourth is unidentified.

Individual items in the Eason Collection are catalogued under call no. EAS, title and subject.

These negatives were generated by several different photographers and sometimes by clients. Some negatives are inscribed with 'Poulton,' negatives of Poulton & Son, London. These were Irish views acquired by Eason. Other Eason negatives are initialised 'W.R.& S.' these relate to the Edinburgh firm of William Ritchie & Sons, while others are called D'Arcy.

In the early 20th century, Eason & Son was a firm specialising in wholesale and retail books, newspapers, stationery and photographic postcards. The images in this collection were created for the Irish views postcard trade. The firm's printing operation closed in 1941, though it still operates a chain of successful book and stationery stores.

Physical description: glass negatives 3919 ; 31 cm x 25.5 cm or smaller.

Physical description: plastic negatives 272 : b&w.

Physical description: postcards 15.

Physical description: prints 61 : b&w.

Physical description: 294 boxes ; in preservation envelopes, in phase boxes.

Finding Aids: Finding aid available in the NPA reading room.

Published / Created: [ca. 1900-1939].
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