Ireland from the Archive: County Leitrim in the 1880s

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A remarkable collection of photographs of Ireland towards the end of the 19th Century by Leland Lewis Duncan will be offered for sale in the upcoming English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on 11 and 12 December. Describing this unique archive, Liam Kelly wrote in his 1995 book on the collection: Duncan's "subjects ranged from the big house and the mud cabin, to the well-dressed landlord's daughter and the impoverished peasant. Through his camera lens, we view the meitheal of men drinking Guinness after the rick of hay is finished, the straw-boy dressed for the wedding party, the woman at her spinning wheel, the bare-footed postboy and the big-boned blacksmith." Click through to see highlights from the portfolio of vintage prints.

English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations
11 & 12 December London

Ireland from the Archive: County Leitrim in the 1880s

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