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History

The History collections cover the span of human history on the island of Ireland and reflect its place in the world. They open a window on themes as diverse as politics and conflict to innovation and achievement. The collections illustrate how people worked, travelled, socialised and participated a spectrum of cultural traditions. Taken together, they reflect the diversity of human experience from the cradle to the grave.

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VALENTINE CARD; Greetings card

VALENTINE CARD; Greetings card

event : Valentine's Day;condition : good ; head of shepherd missing. design : opening front with elaborately embossed and pierced design of shepherd a...

Industry ( Transport ) Antrim Red Bay Ferry

Industry ( Transport ) Antrim Red Bay Ferry

View of the Red Bay ferry ship leaving harbour the east coast of Co. Antrim...

Photographic Pint and film negative

Photographic Pint and film negative

One of collection of images of Ulster mill villages related to Phd research by Dennis MacNiece, later Director of the Ulster American Folk Park in Oma...

Opening of B.K.S. Air Transport Service

Opening of B.K.S. Air Transport Service

A man and a woman standing talking...

Anny Lewinter Factory N Ards

Anny Lewinter Factory N Ards

Show room of Anny Lewinter Factory featuring knitted sportwear...

Funeral of R.J.F

Funeral of R.J.F

view of draped coffin on gun carriage being borne by funeral party through camp with lines of uniformed onlookers...

Travel Exhibition

Travel Exhibition

Two people sitting on aircraft seats at the B.K.S. Airlines stand...

lobster pick

lobster pick

White Star Line 1st Class electroplated lobster pick....

ticket wallet

ticket wallet

3rd Class ticket wallet, early 1920s....

Cushendun

Cushendun

A view of Cushendun village from the air...

Industry Hotels City Londonderry Dinning Room

Industry Hotels City Londonderry Dinning Room

A view of the dinning room of the City Hotel Londonderry...

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

Subject : portrait; three men seated...

Opening of B.K.S. Air Transport Service

Opening of B.K.S. Air Transport Service

A group of officials and a member of the air crew leaving the air craft...

Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite portrait of unnamed gentleman; in Coey album...

Horse Jumping at Children's Gymkhana Belfast

Horse Jumping at Children's Gymkhana Belfast

A horse and a rider jumping over a fence...

Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite portrait of John Shelley; in Coey album...

McQueen's Aiming Teacher

McQueen's Aiming Teacher

McQueen's Aiming Teacher. folded card : outer has 3 strips of card rivetted on : black circle : strip of black card with cut out circle, V and U notch...

Dunlin Show

Dunlin Show

A view of the N.I.T.B. Stand at the Dunlin Show...

The Gobbins Cliffs and Caves

The Gobbins Cliffs and Caves

Article on the Gobbins and Island Magee by R. J. Welch, reprinted from The Irish Naturalist Vol XI, illustrated with photographs by Welch and drawings...

Programme for Unionist Demonstation, Bangor

Programme for Unionist Demonstation, Bangor

Programme for Unionist Demonstation, Bangor. printed one side in blue : badge of Unionist Clubs in red and blue : hymns, resolutions. Inscription : UN...

Fred Daly

Fred Daly

Four views of the famous golfer Fred Daly...

stereoscopic view

stereoscopic view

Stereoscopic view of Carrick-a-rede rope bridge no9576; Griffith's series of 1903...

Antimacassar

Antimacassar

An antimacassar of mustard yellow linen, stamped in blue ink, on the lower half, with a stylised pattern of flowers, for hand embroidery. Machine sti...

National Youth Brass Band at Belfast

National Youth Brass Band at Belfast

A large brass band playing in a hall...

Pot : urn : vase

Pot : urn : vase

Pot : urn : vase The urn has a flat rim, almost vertical neck, pronounced shoulder and relatively narrow base. The surface is characterised by the app...

Pot : food vessel : bowl : ribbed : variant

Pot : food vessel : bowl : ribbed : variant

Pot : food vessel : bowl : ribbed : variant Small pot found in Armoy Bog near Ballymoney. Only 90mm high, it is decorated with horizontal lines of sho...

John Templeton's Journal 1811

John Templeton's Journal 1811

form : diary, 203 pages...

Soap Box Derby Bangor

Soap Box Derby Bangor

Soap box racing with crowd in the background...

Pot

Pot

Pot...

Belfast Girl Singers Irish Dancers

Belfast Girl Singers Irish Dancers

View of six girls taking part in Irish dancing...

Industry ( Agriculture ) Coleraine Cranagh Farm View Towards Portstewart

Industry ( Agriculture ) Coleraine Cranagh Farm View Towards Portstewart

View of a field showing small hay stacks on Cranagh Farm...

"Titanic"

"Titanic"

Model of 'Titanic' on red mount. One-off preproduction pewter model on stand of vessel sent to Paul Louden-Brown for approval before entering producti...

Bedcover

Bedcover

A patchwork bedcover (incomplete), machine pieced of rectangles of wool sample pieces each approximately 10 cm x 14 cm, arranged in 14 rows of 19 bloc...

dinner menu card

dinner menu card

Dinner menu card, 1st Class tent design with Linley Sambourne illustration of figure of Europa facing Columbia. Title 'S.S. “OCEANIC” FIRST CLASS SMOK...

brochure

brochure

Harland & Wolff brochure, early 1930s....

Pot : food vessel : bowl

Pot : food vessel : bowl

Pot : food vessel : bowl Simple bowl decorated with horizontal grooving, false relief, whipped cord impressions and circular impressions (some with ...

stereoscope card

stereoscope card

Stereoscope card: Majestic - Interior view of dining saloon, c. 1880 - 1890s...

PHOTOGRAPH; Carte-de-visite

PHOTOGRAPH; Carte-de-visite

Subject : portrait of a lady...

Bedcover

Bedcover

A patchwork bedcover,entirely handsewn in an arrangement of Log Cabin pattern known as 'Sunshine and Shadow' or 'Light and Dark'. The narrow strips o...

National Institute of Journalist's

National Institute of Journalist's

Two men and two women journalist's...

whist score card

whist score card

White Star Line whist score card, c.1910s-1930s....

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

view of Golders Green with pond and duck house and island...

The City Walls Londonderry

The City Walls Londonderry

View along the city walls of Londonderry...

baggage tag

baggage tag

White Star Line 1st Class baggage tag, c.1910s....

No Information

No Information

The Lord Mayor standing up perhaps giving a speech at the N.I.T.B. Christmas dinner...

Irish View Scenery No 14

Irish View Scenery No 14

Cigarette card. Gallaher Ltd. Cigarettes, Belfast, 'Irish View Scenery No 14' - 'Building a White Star Liner at Harland & Wolff's', c. 1902....

report

report

Report regarding 'alleged misuse of British Hospital Ships'....

Ballsbridge Dublin N.I.T.B. Stand

Ballsbridge Dublin N.I.T.B. Stand

A man and some children at Northern Ireland Holidays and Transport stand...

Ring : striated

Ring : striated

Ring, bent and mishaped with striated ridge and gove decorated appearance....

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