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Bigger Collection

Francis Joseph Bigger was a highly successful solicitor, pioneering archaeologist, writer and promoter of all aspects of Irish culture from language to architecture. National Museums Northern Ireland holds collections of his photographs, scrapbooks and objects from his home. This is the first installment of the Bigger collection concentrating on photographs of fishing in Ardglass, County Down in the early 20th century.

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photographic film negative

photographic film negative

Subject: Girl dancer in white dress performing on platform at Glens Feis, 1906. Published in 'O Maybe it was Yesterday', p.40. date : 1906 Dancer is C...

photographic film negative

photographic film negative

subject : market scene showing second-hand clothes stall....

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subject : Sprit sailed Lough Neagh dinghy with sails and oars showing.. date : mid 1920s;condition : good....

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subject : Sprit sailed Lough Neagh dinghy with sails and oars showing approaching jetty. Nets piled amidships.. date : mid 1920s;condition : good....

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photographic film negative

subject : Procession with hurley team to foreground passing under Red Arch towards Waterfoot. Glens Feis, 1906. Photograph out of focus....

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photographic film negative

subject : The Bridge of Planks leading to the Holme Field. Original photograph signed and titled J. Bland. date : 1906....

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photographic film negative

subject : two fishermen with backs to camera showing handlines and oilskin jackets;condition : good....

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subject : man smoking pipe standing against wall beside bundle of sally rods....

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject :man wearting tweed trousers, boots, woollen gaiters and shirt and tie with crowd of men to rear behind wire mesh fence. Glens Feis;Condition ...

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subject : Group of men on beach behind beached yawl. Two beachedsailing ships to rear, with mooring chain to one in foreground....

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photographic film negative

subject : Man making ridges in field with Glens of Antrim behind. See BIG.0035;condition : good....

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photographic film negative

subject : Costumed pipers and drummer with crowd behind. Glens Feis [ 1904]. Original print titled 'The Band of Pipers' and signed J. Bland.. date : 1...

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : view of main street Larne, showing Lester's English Hotel, Crawford's, and premises of John Crawford, Wine Merchant, with barrels in road, c...

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photographic film negative

subject : man pumping up tyre of motor car, reg. no. IJ 82, while two other men look on. See BIG.32;condition : good....

photographic print

photographic print

subject : view of rear of Kilclief Castle showing man in uniform and gate marked 'for cyclists';Condition : good...

Photographic print

Photographic print

subject : two men talking in front of donkey cart on harbour, with barrels and boxes in the background...

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photographic film negative

subject : portrait of well-dressed standing woman and younger seated woman....

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photographic film negative

subject : two blacksmiths in forge;condition : good....

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subject : fishing boats in harbour;condition : good....

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Photographic film negative

Photographic negative showing a hurley player in sweater, shorts and straw hat posing with hurley stick. Feis na Glenn 1906....

Photographic film negative

Photographic film negative

Photographic film negative showing a side view portrait of standing woman in woollen shawl and plaid kerchief, with bundle in hand, standing outside w...

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photographic film negative

subject : farmer with horse and box slipe in muddy yard; hens to rear. Original photograph inscribed 'Mr Magee, farmer, Whiterock, Belfast, his horse ...

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subject : Woman in patterned apron standing in doorway reading while two girls and boy in cap look on;...

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subject : men hauling nets on to fishing boat;condition : good....

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photographic film negative

Subject : woman drawing water....

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