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Auction: Coghill family archive, photography from 1850s onwards

A series of lots relating to the Irish Coghill family are being sold by Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers in its sale of Rare Books, Early Photographs, Manuscripts, Maps and Paintings, on 13 December 2016. Amongst the main photography lots are: 

  • Lot 753. Highly Important Album Some of the Earliest Irish Photographs Dated 1855 Coghill (Sir Joscelyn) First Secretary of the Dublin Photographic Society: A very important Album of original 'Photographs, 1855', dated on cover 1855, the album containing circa 100 numbered pages, oblong quarto, with about 140 images in various sizes, many neatly captioned, some about 6 x 8 ins, others smaller, mostly portraits but also including some important landscape photos.
  • Lot 754. Early Irish Photographic Prize Collection Coghill (Sir Joscelyn) Amateur Photographic Association Prize 1867 [an Album submitted for, and awarded the prize]. 
  • Lot 751. The John Shaw Smith Photographic Albums Photographs: Four Albums of almost 300 Photographs after the originals now in the National Photographic Archive, by John Shaw Smith, taken c. 1850 - 52 in Ireland, Egypt, & The Middle East, all carefully mounted in black oblong folio albums, & each neatly captioned underneath. 

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