Poole Collection


Poole Collection


Believed to be the work of The Poole Studio, Waterford (Arthur and his son Bertie Poole). The collection is comprised of photographs taken during the 1890s of people, stately homes, houses, fishing ports and landscapes, mainly in County Waterford, Ireland.

Views include Faithlegg, Cheekpoint, cyclists, Mrs Bonni[e]well on horseback, Ellie and Annie Russel, Major Cuffe at Duncannon, snow scene at Woodlands House at Ballycanvan Big, Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Lord Fitzgerald's House at Little Island, fishing boats and ships at Cheekpoint and Dunmore East, construction of the Barrow Bridge (opened in 1906), soldiers at Halfway House, Ballycanvan Little, cockle pickers at Woodstown Strand, etc.

The glass and celluloid negatives in the collection are either 6.5 by 8.5 inches (full plate) or 3.25 by 4.25 inches (quarter plate) in size.


Poole Studio


the Breslin Archive




Glass Plate Negative / Celluloid Negative



Collection Items

Kylemore and the Neo-Gothic Church
Photographer beside lake, church in distance. Caption says "County Kerry, October 1896", although this is obviously the Gothic Church at Kylemore in County Galway. Celluloid negative.

Rock in Glen, Lady with Dog
'Rock in glen' and lady with dog. Near Faithlegg House, County Waterford. Photographic details:

Taken at 12.15
Time _" - Stop 11.3
Bright sunlight, heavy clouds
'The first whole plate I took'
June 11: '92

Hamlet Near Bridge
Hamlet and bridge. Woman and three children standing in front of thatched cottage. Near Halfway House, Ballycanvan Little, County Waterford.

House in Woods Near Estuary
House in woods near river. Above Cheekpoint, County Waterford, possibly at Ferrymount. Celluloid negative.

Woman Near Wooden Footbridge
Lady sitting near wooden pedestrian bridge. Between Faithlegg House and Woodlands, County Waterford. Celluloid negative.

Man at Weather Station
Man at weather station.

Indoor Furnishings
Furnishings with room.

Portrait of Lady Indoors
Portrait of lady, indoors, in profile.

Portrait of Woman in Cloak
Portrait of woman in cloak. Negative has damage but picture is salvageable.

Portrait of Elderly Lady with Bouquet of Flowers
Elderly lady with floral bouquet in front of house.
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