Who were Wynne and Lawrence?

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Posted by Bowser on March 26, 2000 at 23:58:56:

I found this re Wynne and Lawrence:

Thomas J. Wynne was the proprietor of Wynne's Newsagents in Castlebar, Co. Mayo and from 1867, was photographer to the community in the town and surrounding countryside. This Mayo collection is similar in style to the larger Poole collection. The 8,000 glass negatives cover the period 1867-1960 and document social life in Mayo.

The Lawrence Collection consists of 40,000 glass plate negatives from 1870-1914. The images were produced commercially and capture scenes throughout Ireland for that period. A very successful business, the bulk of the outdoor images were taken by Robert French, the Lawrences' chief photographer. An index to the collection is available in the [National Library, Dublin] Reading Rooms and the images may be viewed on microfilm. Part of the collection, the New Series, is not on microfilm but a comprehensive index of that part of the collection is forthcoming. A selection of items from all counties has been catalogued onto the Library's OPAC system and these are accompanied by scanned images of the photographs.

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