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Jacolette: a gallery of Irish snapshot and vernacular photography.

I am a photo-historian and librarian from Dublin, Ireland and my blog features ‘found’ photos from my own personal collection. They are mainly Irish and mostly amateur images – the type of vernacular photographs which seldom find their way into museum collections even though they are a rich visual resource. Most of these photographs were found in charity shops, skips or bought from online auctions and I am interested in the process whereby they have become separated from the families who once valued them. I have linked to publications, blogs or collections which illustrate similar material. - Orla Fitzpatrick.

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Comment by Margaret O'Brien-Moran on September 12, 2010 at 13:28
Hi Orla,
I am living in Tramore, Co. Waterford and at present doing a practice based PhD through Coleraine. I recently purchased some photos at a carboot sale. They were produced by the A.H. Poole photography studio around the turn of the 20th century. The man selling them told me that some had been retrieved from the local dump by some homeless people who sold them on to him. Others he came across in the attic of a house that he was working on. It appears that the photos were just abandoned.

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