Café en Seine Collection

Title

Café en Seine Collection

Description

This collection of six albums of Irish photographic negatives were taken by an as-of-yet unidentified photographer in the 1920s, and provide a fascinating insight into the social history of Ireland at the time.

The full collection, obtained in an auction of items from Dublin's iconic Café en Seine, includes many views from Cork, Galway, and other Irish counties.

The albums were fully indexed, catalogued and dated by the photographer, and the celluloid negatives themselves each measure 4.25 inches by 3.25 inches.

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

the Breslin Archive

Date

1920s

Format

Celluloid Negative

Coverage

Ireland

Collection Items

Frank
Woman wearing a fancy hat and dress, seated on a wicker chair in a garden.

Frank
Woman wearing a fancy hat, gloves and outfit, with an umbrella and handbag, standing in a garden.

Frank
Woman wearing a fancy hat and dress, seated on a wicker chair in a garden, close up.

Magill
Man in a three-piece suit wearing a hat with a smoking pipe in hand.

Magill
Man in a three-piece suit wearing a hat, close up.

9 Patrick's Hill
Terraced houses on a sloping road. Here is the Google Street View https://goo.gl/maps/FBYp1ucWpMuptqRm9 and the 1911 Census entry http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Cork/Cork_No__3_Urban/St__Patrick_s_Hill__East_Side_/386964/ for 9 St…

9 Patrick's Hill, Garage and GN
Garage with a GN cyclecar (registration RI 8397) and another partially visible.

Dagg, River, Cork
View of a man rowing a boat in a suit with a hat and pipe.

Blackpool from Patrick's Hill
View of Cork from Patrick's Hill in Shandon, taken at 11:43 on the day in question.

Ballea Bridge, Carrigaline
View of building and river near Ballea Bridge in Carrigaline.
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