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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

subject : black and white photograph of miniature painting of female member of McCracken family; annotated F. J. Bigger 08;Condition : good...

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Photographic negative

subject : black and white photograph of elderly gentlemen annoted 'F.J. Bigger, Ardrigh' and 'Bigger';Condition : good...

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

subject : view of Sleive Donard and the Shimna River with man leading horse and cart along bank...

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Photographic negative

subject : black and white photograph of full length profile portrait of unknown gentlemen in frock coat;Condition : good...

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Photographic negative

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

Photographic Print/ Photographic Negative

Photographic Print/ Photographic Negative

Photographic negative and original photographic print of shawled woman ballad singer with bandaged arm; possibly Dunfanaghy Fleadh...

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subject : crew of herring fishing boat shooting train of drift nets from hold; from series 'Boats for Down, Ardglass, Kilclief';Condition : good...

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subject : man wearing clogs sitting on side of fishing boat; from series 'Boats for Down, Ardglass, Kilclief';Condition : good...

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photographic film negative

subject : Scottish steam drifter, reg. no. BK 86 (Berwick) and two nobbies with sails up (reg. nos. unknown0 in Ardglass Bay. date : mid 1920s;conditi...

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subject : Ardglass harbour showing fishing boat Pioneer and yacht.. date : mid 1920s;condition : good....

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subject : Two men in donkey cart outside one storey thatched cabin with shawled woman seated on stool outside. Man smoking pipe looks on. ' Goldsmith ...

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subject : two shawled woman kneeling in prayer with two girls, one holding a baby, look on. Rag-covered prayer sticks in background. [Pattern scene]...

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subject : blacksmith standing in forge behind anvil....

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subject : view over Ardglass harbour showing fishing vessels and hering barrels. Jordans Castle with Red Hand flag flying in background...

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subject : bearded man with hands clasped standing outside house;condition : good....

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subject : Crew shooting back rope of train of drift nets from fishing boat.. date : mid 1920s;condition : good....

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Subject : ironmongery stall, showing pot-hooks and chains, in market scene....

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subject : fishing boats in harbour showing reg. nos 301D and 427D...

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subject : Five of crew of nobby at Ardglass quayside, showing capstan, hatch to hold, mast slot and various block and tackle fittings.. date : mid 192...

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subject : CDB nabbie Delia and stern of Zulu in foerground, with Killybegs train station to rear, from right shed, signal box, cattle pens and carriag...

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subject : two women in black shawls kneeling at prayer at holy rock with two girls holding a baby alongside and hens in the background. Bushes draped ...

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photographic film negative

subject : two bareboot young boys, one in cap, and one in straw hat carrying a bundle of books tied with a strap....

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subject : woman working castle whell outside stone house, with whitewashed windows, with two children looking to camera and a girl looking through doo...

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subject : shawled woman at doorway of rope thatched house...

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subject : jaunting car with driver in muddy lane. In subsection 'Agriculture';condition : good....

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subject : Group of people passing over plank bridge at Glens Feis, 1906, with Cushendall village and Slemish mountain in background.. date : 1906?;con...

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subject : Scottish steam drifter, reg. no. PD 62 (Peterhead) and nobby reg. no. B[234] in Ardglass Bay. date : mid 1920s;condition : good....

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subject : Sailing ship and several Dublin-registered fishing boats in Arklow harbour.. date : mid 1920s;condition : good....

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subject : Sprit sail Lough Neagh dinghy with sails up.. date : mid 1920s;condition : good....

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subject : man sitting in yawl smoking pipe;condition : good....

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subject : Crowded street scene with canopied stalls, horse-drawn traffic, bicycles and photographer using large camera on tripod. Glens' Feis, 1906. P...

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subject : Hurley player in striped sweater posing with hurley stick; man holding banner with Irish inscription including Erin go brat and group of men...

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subject : Hurley match. Two teams led by band of costumedpipers.. date : 1906;condition : good....

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subject : hurley match watched by large crowd. Glens Feis 1906. date : 1906;condition : good....

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subject : Hurley match in play showing referee.. date : 1906;condition : good....

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subject : Hurley player in striped sweater posing with hurley stick. Banner inscibed 'Erin go brat' to rear. Glens Feis, 1906.. date : 1906;condition ...

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Subject : man in tweed coat, waistcoat and hat, breeches and gaiters standing at gate of Cushendun coastguard station. cf Big.0019....

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subject : bowler hatted [ballad singer] standing at gate of Cushendall coastguard station. [Glens' Feis 1904]. date : 1904....

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Subject : Group of fishermen on road; one with crab line slung across back talking to uniformed man....

Photographic Print : Photograph album

Photographic Print : Photograph album

subject : moustachioed fiddle player, seated, in tweeds. Pasted into the front of this album are various articles referring to a visit by Bigger and t...

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subject : Two men with turf on shallow-sided clinker built boat with small sprit sail at prow; one man rowing, the other steering with one of the swee...

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subject : Back view of costumed piper with youths in costume looking on. Glens Feis 1904. date : 1904...

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subject : Crowded scene at Glens Feis, showing line of people crossing plank bridge over River Dall. Print inscribed 'JPL - Bessie, Lena, Josie'. date...

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subject : group of people outside two-storey, slated, whitewashed house [inn] decorated with banners and shields. Glens Feis, 1906. Main banner over d...

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subject : Procession approaching village of Waterfoot along coast road. Costumed pipers leading with banners; beached sailing ship in background. Orig...

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subject : Crossroads Dancing. Two men and two women dancing to fiddler, with other men dancing in background.. date : 1906....

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subject : Front view of two pony plough team and swing plough. One of left characteristic of Cushendall Hill Pony. Photographed on farm of Dennis Blac...

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subject : Procession led by veiled women through Glendun Corpus Christi. date : 1906;condition : good....

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subject : Band of pipers in costume leading hurley players through Cushendall, with Lurigethan mountain in background. lens Feis, 1906. date : 1906;co...

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

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