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Bigger Collection

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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 negative

Photographic negative

subject : black and white photograph of profile portrait of 'Blind' John Mitchell;Condition : good...

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : black and white photograph of two miniature paintings of male members of the McCracken family; annotated F. J. Bigger 08;Condition : good...

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : black and white photograph of seated woman in black titled Mrs [Sally] Bigger [Bigger's mother];Condition : good...

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : black and white photograph of miniature painting of male member of the McCracken family; annotated Bigger July 108;Condition : good...

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : front view of residence of P. Crawford, Larne, showing one-storey double bay house with man, woman and child standing at front door;Conditio...

Photograph Album

Photograph Album

Album of 48 photographs relating to F. J. Bigger; photographs documented at Y10535-10673; inscription inside front cover note 'photos by Frederick Big...

Photographic print

Photographic print

Subject : study of standing youth against whitewashed wall...

photographic film negative

photographic film negative

subject : Berwick fifie reg. BK??? leaving Ardglass harbour.. date : mid 1920s;condition : good....

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photographic film negative

subject : standing man in waistcoat and corduroy trousers with scythe over shoulder;condition : good....

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photographic film negative

subject : Portavogie nobbies moored at quayside showing holds full of fish and gear on deck;...

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Photographic negative

subject : group of young men in gaiters seated on beached rowing boat;Condition : good...

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Photographic negative

subject :smiling woman in widow's weeds and bare feet standing against wall. Window alongside suggests shop display....

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photographic film negative

subject : Mrs. Neill's shop. Thatched one-storey house with wooden porch and paling fence. See Big.0021/Y10020....

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photographic film negative

subject : group of men and women with sacks;condition : good....

photographic film negative

photographic film negative

subject : Fifie, reg. no. S.421 (Sligo) inArdglass Bay. date : mid 1920s;condition : good....

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photographic film negative

subject : group of men and boys outside house;condition : good....

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photographic film negative

subject : Crowded scene at first Glens' Feis, showing decorated marquees and side of building called Holden's Hall (in Big.0050). date : 1904....

photographic film negative

photographic film negative

subject : hurley match in play. date : 1906;condition : good....

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 : two couples dancing on platform at Glens' Feis, 1906. date : 1906....

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

subject : two blacksmiths standing outside forge; swing plough in foreground, hoop for wheel and front of wheel plough showing at left-hand side. date...

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : view of four women in traditional costume at a fair;Condition : good...

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : black and white photograph of miniature painting of John McCracken; annotated F. J. Bigger July 08, note: Francis McCracken's copy almost si...

photographic film negative

photographic film negative

subject : Fifie reg. no. LH 271 (Lossiemouth) and zulu LH ??? ( Lossiemouth) leaving Ardglass harbour with nobby behind.. date : mid 1920s;condition :...

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photographic film negative

subject : costumed piper playing in doorway of big house....

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photographic film negative

Subject : barefoot boy in lane holding stick....

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photographic film negative

subject : Ardglass harbour with herring fleet in showing barrels stacked on quayside and large steam ship moored in Ardglass Bay;...

photographic film negative

photographic film negative

subject : full lenght portrait of shawled woman carrying rosary beads outside church....

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photographic film negative

subject : Procession from Cushendall to Waterfoot, passing under Red Arch. Ruins of Red Bay Castle in background. Part of 1904 Glens' Feis. Original p...

photographic film negative

photographic film negative

subject : Panaramic view of Ardglass harbour with herring fleet at quayside and barrels of herring. Boats shown include steam drifter, Cornish nickie ...

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photographic film negative

Subject : two monks taking to sea in open boat....

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photographic film negative

subject : boy and girl holding hands in lane;condition : good....

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photographic film negative

subject : Band of pipers on hurley pitch. Photograph out of focus. Subsection 'Murlough'. date : 1906;condition : good....

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photographic film negative

subject : Side view of two pony plough team and swing plough. One on ploughman's right characteristic of Cushendall Hill Pony. Photographed on farm of...

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photographic film negative

subject : Crowd of men, women and children crossing River Dall by plank bridge. Wheeled stalls with white canopies seen against backdrop of houses and...

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subject : long shot of crowd of people under umbrellas with banner in their midst. Group of hurley players look on at front of crowd. date : 1906....

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photographic film negative

subject : The junior hurley team with spectators in the rain.. date : 1906;condition : good....

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : view in detail of Larne gravel. date : 1898;Condition : good...

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photographic film negative

subject : Group of men and youths standing beside a banner marked 'Feit na nGleann' and 'Erin go brat'. Bicycle leaning against metal rod fence with t...

Photographic Print : Photograph album

Photographic Print : Photograph album

subject : Young fiddle player in local dress. Pasted into the front of this album are various articles referring to a visit by Bigger and three collea...

Photographic Print : Photograph album

Photographic Print : Photograph album

subject : study of two women in traditional dress carrying straw shopping bags and umbrellas, and man in soft hat, dark suit and waistcoat. Pasted int...

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : view of Larne Bonded Stores showing Excise Special Duty Free Warehouse with workers and barrels outside;Condition : good...

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photographic film negative

subject : Group of men, women and children standing at water's edge; three men crossing on plank bridge. Three stalls with white canopies with further...

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : black and white photograph of miniature painting of Francis McCracken family; annotated F. J. Bigger 108 return negative to R. Welch;Conditi...

Photographic print

Photographic print

subject: view of standing man, head to front, playing uillean pipes; see Y:10224, prvnum 1046 and B.225;Condition : good...

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : view of Maidens Lighthouse, keeper's house and island;Condition : good...

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Photographic negative

subject : crew of herring fishing boat shooting train of nets; from series 'Boats for Down, Ardglass, Kilclief';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 film negative

photographic film negative

subject : man and woman standing at door of thatched two bay, one- storey house. Sign over left-hand window reads 'Mrs M Neill. Licensed to sell tobac...

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

subject : view of Garron Tower and grounds showing two women and man posing at cannon. date : 1898;Condition : good...

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