The Photograph & Postcard Collection at Armagh City Library gives an insight into life, politics and personalities in Ireland and more particularly Northern Ireland over the course of the 20th century. Life and landscape throughout Ireland at the turn of the century is covered particularly in the SELB’s copy of the Lawrence Collection which is available on microfilm. Many of these photographs were made into postcards at the time and, in more recent years, have been used as book illustrations. Towns and major villages within the Armagh area can be seen as they were in the 1970s in photographs taken by the Department of the Environment. The postcard holdings include graphic interpretations of topical figures and controversial issues as well as scenic views of the past.
Strength of the collection lies in the depth of coverage of local areas and issues. Political postcards, mainly concerned with anti-Home Rule.
In excess of 1000 postcards.
The postcards are indexed by county, mainly Armagh, Down and Tyrone.
Libraries NI have legal ownership of this collection. All enquiries regarding access and permissions should be directed to Libraries NI.