1912-1914 Home Rule Crisis

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1912-1914 Home Rule Crisis

The Home Rule Crisis, 1912 - 1914

This section features a wide range of printed political material, postcards and posters, badges, letters and photographs and firearms. It covers emergence of leadership by Carson and Craig, creation of a Unionist mass-movement, propaganda and a paramilitary army called the U.V.F., formed from the Unionist Club movement. This also includes creation of a provisional government, formation of women’s organisations, signing of an Ulster Covenant in 1912, the ‘gun-running’ of smuggled weapons in 1914.

This section also includes material reflecting reactions of Nationalists to the Unionist campaign, focusing on the role of John Redmond, Joseph Devlin, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the emergence, structure and arming of the Irish National Volunteers.

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Political Adhesive Label

Political Adhesive Label

Anti-Home Rule Sticker. Blue head and shoulders profile of Carson : red hand on yellow circle at bottom right : stuck to piece of paper, probably from...

Sir Edward and Lady Carson

Sir Edward and Lady Carson

Photographic postcard of 'Sir Edward and Lady Carson.' This is Carson with his second and younger wife....

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Sir Edward Carson in his carriage. September 1912....

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet. hand bill, printed one side : refers to appointment of succession of managers of Lisnaskea Co-Operative Dairy. Inscripti...

No Thoroughfare!

No Thoroughfare!

Anti-Home Rule Postcard entitled 'No Thoroughfare!' Depicting Asquith on his cart with the 'Home Rule Bill' in tow being stopped by policeman Bonar La...

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

View of crowds outside Robinson and Cleaver's watching Unionist clubs and Orangemen from Downpatrick District marching to Balmoral for an Unionist Dem...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

Sir Edward Carson boarding train for Enniskillen to open Ulster Day campaign....

Take it away, it smells; been buried twice already; bury it again, this time for good

Take it away, it smells; been buried twice already; bury it again, this time for good

Anti-Home Rule postcard featuring a cartoon of Carson declining a skull inscribed 'Home Rule' from John Redmond, saying 'Take it away, it smells; been...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

Slide of black and white engraving of three views of sub-mariners....

3rd Batt. UVF

3rd Batt. UVF

Photographic negative showing the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), 3rd Batt., North Belfast Regiment, drill at Fortwilliam. Belfast Castle in distant bac...

Edward Carson

Edward Carson

Postcard showing image of Edward Carson leaving Belfast for Enniskillen to open Ulster Day Campaign....

Good Old Belfast at It again

Good Old Belfast at It again

Anti-Home Rule postcard 'Good Old Belfast at It again,' featuring two cats fighting, drawn by W. Watson....

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Lantern slide

Anti-Home Rule Demonstrations, Royal Ulster Agricultural Society Showgrounds. Supporters flying Union Jack from raised platform. April 1912....

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Crowds gathered at City Hall to sign the Solemn League and Covenant. 28th September 1912....

We Won't Have Home Rule

We Won't Have Home Rule

Anti-Home Rule postcard with image of King William III and featuring Col. Wallace, Edward Carson and Captain Craig declaring 'We Will Not Have Home Ru...

Never under any circumstnaces will be Submit to Home Rule

Never under any circumstnaces will be Submit to Home Rule

Postcard showing 'The Great Ulster Unionist Demonstration, Balmoral Show Grounds, Belfast, April 9th, 1912.' Sir Edward Carson putting the resolution ...

No Home Rule

No Home Rule

Anti-Home Rule postcard featuring 'No Home Rule' shown defiantly with a rifle in the air and a Union Jack flag in background. 'Let our flag run out st...

Sword

Sword

British Army dress sword, dumbell blade. The guard has G.V. cypher on a leaf design, and inscribed on the inside "Presented to Lt., B. D. Parkinson - ...

Ulster Day, 28th Sept. 1912

Ulster Day, 28th Sept. 1912

Photographic postcard showing 'Ulster Day, 28th Sept. 1912. Orangemen and Unionist Clubs marching to City Hall, Belfast, to sign the Covenant against ...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

Lantern slide showing Ulster's Solemn League and Covenant. Unsigned, September 28th 1912....

Ulster - Home Rule

Ulster - Home Rule

Anti-Home Rule postcard depicting Asquith trying to lead the horse (Ulster) to the water (Home Rule) but the horse is determined not to go anywhere ne...

We Will Not Have Home Rule

We Will Not Have Home Rule

Anti-Home Rule photographic postcard of Major T. V. P. McCammon, Deputy Grand Secretary of Provincial grand Lodge of Ulster, with shield bearing red ...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

Lantern slide showing UVF Medical and Nursing Corps, Clifton Street Hospital. Cookery Department, two nurses stand round a long table which is covered...

Belfast City Hall on Covenant Day

Belfast City Hall on Covenant Day

Panoramic photograph of crowded scenes outside Belfast City Hall on Covenant Day, taken from Robinson Cleaver building, showing Chichester Street to l...

Letter Seeking Support for Unionism

Letter Seeking Support for Unionism

Letter Seeking Support for Unionism. printed letterhead : duplicated letter in blue : ms signature : dated 1912-04-12 : thanks recipient for assistanc...

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Lantern slide

Group of Unionist dignitaries pose on railway platform, 1912....

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Sir Edward Carson in his carriage. September 1912....

The Ulster Volunteers

The Ulster Volunteers

Postcard featuring 'The Ulster Volunteers'; "When you've talked about all Ulster and you know her cause is just, And you've ended all great speeches w...

The Windsor and Stranmillis Unionist Club, Belfast

The Windsor and Stranmillis Unionist Club, Belfast

Photographic postcard of the Windsor and Stranmillis Unionist Club, Belfast, parading on April 9th 1912 for the great anti-home rule Unionist Demonstr...

Ulster Day

Ulster Day

Photographic postcard of Sir Edward Carson signing the Ulster Solemn Covenant in Belfast City Hall on Ulster Day, 28th September 1912. Also seen in th...

Rifle

Rifle

Martini Henry Rifle butt marked with UVF badge and 30. The Martini-Henry rifle was ‘the gun of empire’ in the 1870s and 1880s, and over a million were...

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Lantern slide

Sir Edward Carson and other dignitaries standing on railway platform....

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Sir Edward Carson talking to supporters on the steps of Craigavon, home of James Craig, during Ulster Crisis of March 1914....

Gun Running at Bangor

Gun Running at Bangor

Postcard depicting the 'Gun Running at Bangor, Co. Down, April 25th, 1914.'...

Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

Graphic postcard entitled 'Full Steam Ahead' showing the boat of Home Rule running aground on a reef named Ulster. Reproduced from the Belfast Weekly ...

We Won't Have Home Rule

We Won't Have Home Rule

Novelty photographic postcard showing Orange band with drummers carrying banner superimposed with portrait of carson and Anti-Home Rule sentiments, wh...

Lantern Slide

Lantern Slide

UVF on parade at Baronscourt Camp, 1914....

UVF East Down

UVF East Down

UVF Hospital Armband. East Down 1....

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Sir Edward Carson boarding train for Enniskillen to open Ulster Day campaign....

Belfast makes History, Opening of Provisional Government

Belfast makes History, Opening of Provisional Government

Coloured photographic postcard featuring crowds at the opening of Provisional Government in Belfast; Entitled 'Belfast Makes History'....

Albert Hall 1912

Albert Hall 1912

Blue enamel badge with gilt lettering 'PROTEST AGAINST HOME RULE' - harp and crown; red, white and blue ribbon; from a bar inscribed ' ALBERT HALL 191...

A Picked Guard of Honour

A Picked Guard of Honour

Postcard 'A Picked Guard of Honour. Men of Workman & Clark's and North-East Unionist Club' marching to Midland Railway Station to welcome Mr. Bonar La...

Who said we're to have Home Rule?

Who said we're to have Home Rule?

Anti-Home Rule postcard, 'Who Said We're to have Home Rule? Come to Belfast and we'll 'shew' 'em.'...

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

View of crowds watching Unionist Clubs from Mourne District, Seaforde, Ardglass, Portaferry, Donaghadee marching past Fisherwick Place up Gt. Victoria...

Water Bottle

Water Bottle

Water Bottle. As issued to the Ulster Volunteer Force. Circular, metal covered with khaki felt, web carrying strap held by 3 eyes. Marked in black "NY...

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Sir Edward Carson and other dignitaries at Drumhead ceremony, North Belfast UVF, 1913....

Ulster's Appeal

Ulster's Appeal

Set of five identical postcards in original sales envelope. Anti-Home Rule postcard featuring an image modelled on the pre-Raphaelite P.H Calderon’s p...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

Anti-Home Rule Demonstrations, Royal Ulster Agricultural Society Showgrounds. Supporters flying Union Jack from raised platform. April 1912....

Donegall Place Belfast Under Home Rule

Donegall Place Belfast Under Home Rule

Anti-Home Rule postcard featuring Donegall Place, Belfast, Under Home Rule - City Hall in ruins, Robinson and Cleaver's is To Let, and statues of Dil...

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