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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

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

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...

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...

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photographic film negative

subject : Band of pipers and base drummer leading hurley team onto pitch.. date : 1906;condition : good....

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 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 film negative

Photographic film negative

Photographic negative showing costumed pipers and drummer on hurley field, 1906....

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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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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....

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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....

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 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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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...

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photographic film negative

subject : Belfat registered nobby, B.267, entering Ardglass harbour. date : mid 1920s;condition : good....

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

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

Photographic print

Photographic print

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

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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...

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photographic film negative

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

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

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

photographic print

photographic print

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

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photographic film negative

subject : man cutting ridges with spade. See B.64;condition : good....

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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;...

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photographic film negative

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

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subject : Group of people outside one-storey thatched house; shawled woman, two barefoot girls and men in breeches and gaiters showing book to woman. ...

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Subject : group sitting on ground in front of pile of stones. Includes old woman in shawl, two young children [one a boy in skirts] and young man, wit...

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

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Photographic negative

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

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Photographic film negative

Photographic film negative showing a group of fishermen on shore....

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photographic film negative

subject : group of men and women standing and sitting. Image poor....

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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...

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

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...

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photographic film negative

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

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subject : two fifies leaving Ardglass harbour;condition : good....

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

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photographic film negative

subject : group of five women posing at roadside; front two wearing rosettes and badges....

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

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

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photographic film negative

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

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

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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 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...

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subject : steam threshing. Man pitching sheaves from cart to woman and three men on top of thresher; two boys loading sacks of grain on to sack carrie...

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subject : two young girls in white smocks, brimmed hats and booted, carrying satchels, pose in roadway....

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

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