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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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35mm slide

35mm slide

Agnes Street Youth Club. Children rollerskating....

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...

Kachina doll

Kachina doll

Painted carved figure, sometimes called a doll. Pink body and face with green painted neck tie....

Arboe Cross, Co. Tyrone

Arboe Cross, Co. Tyrone

West face of High Cross. (Ireland's Eye, pl.127)....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject :Engine Works drawing office interior...

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 negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Ruinous, but apparently inhabited cabin in the Mournes....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

National Library from Kildare Street....

Engraving

Engraving

Williamite print depicting William Duke of Nassau and by God's Grace Prince of Orange on horseback,with town on river to rear...

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...

photographic negative

photographic negative

subject : Linenhall Street Presbyterian Church: oblique view, showing also building on south side (Nos. 7 & 9). c.1888. For R.A.Caldwell...

Portrush

Portrush

General view of town showing east strand....

UVF Fortwilliam Section North Belfast Regiment

UVF Fortwilliam Section North Belfast Regiment

Photographic postcard depicting 'UVF Fortwilliam Section North Belfast Regiment starting for Balmoral 27th September 1913.'...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard bow profile during shell plating. Ship No: 358. Name: Adriatic. Type: Passenge...

Anny Lewinter Factory N Ards

Anny Lewinter Factory N Ards

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

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Mourne mountains from near Newcastle....

Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite portrait of James Gibson; in Coey album...

Wilhelmus Henricus III

Wilhelmus Henricus III

Williamite print featuring portrait of a young William III, in plumed hat...

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...

United We Stand - Divided We Fall

United We Stand - Divided We Fall

Circular badge with pin fastening at back. 'United We Stand - Divided We Fall,' featuring Red Hand, Union Jack, Crown & Lion. Marked on Back: Manufac...

Mulroy Bay from Rawrds Ferry, Co. Donegal

Mulroy Bay from Rawrds Ferry, Co. Donegal

Mulroy Bay at Rawros Ferry, including steamship, rowing boat, and curragh....

Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite portrait of William Carson; in Coey album...

35mm slide

35mm slide

Supervisor reading a book and showing the pictures to the children....

Famous British Liners

Famous British Liners

Wills's Cigarettes 'Famous British Liners', cigarette card: No. 13: S.S. "Homeric", Cunard White Star Ltd. Circa 1934....

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

Negative from album of negatives of photographs taken by amateur photographer of his ocean travels and leisure time: 'Edwin at Picidilly [Piccadilly?]...

Mountstewart

Mountstewart

Mountstewart house; interior....

Poster

Poster

Poster entitled ‘Battle of the Bogside’ showing a mural first painted by the Bogside artists in Derry on 25/06/94. The mural featured a boy wearing a...

Pot : food vessel : vase urn

Pot : food vessel : vase urn

Pot : food vessel : vase urn Grave 10...

35mm slide

35mm slide

Gentleman in a blue suit bowling [senior citizens indoor bowls, Agnes Street Community Centre]....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Ballaun stone, Downpatrick asylum....

Photographic negative and contact

Photographic negative and contact

O'Reilly family. Young child in uniform doing homework at desk in living room near the television. Technical Data: TRI-X 400 ASA D76....

We Won't Have Home Rule

We Won't Have Home Rule

Photographic postcard of Charles Craig M.P., with shield bearing red hand of Ulster flanked by lions and banner saying' We Won't have Home Rule' and...

lobster pick

lobster pick

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

Envelope

Envelope

Envelope, preprinted, Wilton Funeral Services, Head Office Rosewood Buildings, Crumlin Road, Belfast. Details filled out on front of envelope as follo...

ticket wallet

ticket wallet

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

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Old harbour, castle, customs house; sailing vessels in foreground....

photographic negative

photographic negative

subject : writing table...

Shield : battle

Shield : battle

Oval shield, concave with both ends noticeably flared. One end is broken and mended with fibre and black gum. The decoration is in groups of vertical ...

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

The ruins of the White House....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Gun Mounted on Port side of Stern. Ship No: 432. Name: Ceramic. Type: Passenger Ship. To...

Cushendun

Cushendun

A view of Cushendun village from the air...

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