O'Dea Photograph Collection


The collection provides a historical record of the Irish rail network during the years 1937 to 1977, visiting several railway stations and lines before their closure. Signal cabins and railway employees feature quite strongly as well as special excursion trains run by the Irish Railway Record Society.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: O'Dea, James P. 1910-1992 photographer
Format: Photo
Notes:Individual items in the O'Dea Collection are catalogued under call no., title and subject.

A selection of images from the collection featured in the exhibition entitled "Trainspotting" in the National Photographic Archive in July 2000.

Inlcudes some captions and newspaper cuttings.

Includes one b&w print "Valentia river and approach from Terminus. May 1952." stamped COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES I. C. BOYD. (In packet 15).

Includes two colour postcards by John Hinde. 1) "St. Colman's Cathedral and waterfront, Cobh, Co. Cork."; 2) "The round tower (9th Century), Ardmore, Co. Waterford" (both in packet 15).

Includes one large b&w print (ca. cm 20 x cm 28).

Includes two mounted portraits of James P. O'Dea (ca.1930 and ca.1970), accession number PC00 Lot23.

James P. O'Dea was a railway enthusiast and although he wasn't a professional photographer, he used photography as a means of recording his interest. Mr. O'Dea was an early member of the Irish Railway Record Society and contributed several photographs and articles to their Journal. He is survived by his daughter Mary Hayden.

Physical description: 51 boxes ; in phase boxes, in mylar, in preservation envelopes, mounted.

Physical description: plastic negatives 5457 : b&w.

Physical description: prints 5 : col.

Physical description: prints 5361 : b&w.

Physical description: postcards 2.

Finding Aids: Unpublished index available at Reading Room counter in the National Library of Ireland and National Photographic Archive.

Published / Created: [ca. 1937-1977].
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