Cover image for Father Browne's Ireland : remarkable images of people and places
Title:
Father Browne's Ireland : remarkable images of people and places
Author:
Browne, Frank, 1880-1960.
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Publication Information:
Dublin : Wolfhound Press, 1989.
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780863272004
Format :
Book

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Central Library DA982 .B76 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

From each of the thirty-two counties, these remarkable photographs depict city and country life, people at home, at fairs and marketplaces. These are images that capture the look of the towns and villages and changing ways of life and, always, the wonderful, distinctive faces of the Irish people.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

When he died in 1960, Father Browne, Jesuit priest/photographer, left a graphic legacy of some 42,000 negatives, annotated and indexed, capturing Ireland and its people; the collection is considered an important archive in Ireland where it is housed, a record of change within the country, and a testament to a skilled photographer. The editor of this selection of black-and-white photographs, a fellow Jesuit, has arranged the pictures by the counties in Ireland's four provinces. The images, all from the first half of this century, tell stories of people at work, at home; we witness children at play, enter grand houses and humble cottages and see reflections of age and youth. The editor's preface to this well-designed pictorial history reveals the charming man behind the lens. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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