F.J. Bigger Photographic Collection

Photographic collection of the Belfast solicitor and antiquarian, F.J. Bigger (1863-1926). The collection comprises approx. 4000 prints and negatives reflecting Bigger's lifelong interest in Irish antiquities and folk life. It includes images of antiquarian ruins, Round Towers, churches, traditional dress and customs, vernacular architecture, boats etc taken throughout Ireland and some areas of Scotland at the turn of the 20th Century.

Strengths

The F.J.Bigger Photographic Collection is a unique visual resource providing for the history of early 20th century Ulster and Ireland. It is an important counterpart to other existing collections of Bigger material held in Belfast Central Library.

Physical characteristics

The collection contains approx. 4,000 prints and negatives (glass plate and quarter plate celluloid). Images are of variable quality.

Description or Catalogue

The collection has been listed with details available to interested persons on request. A published catalogue is currently in progress.

Created

1400
1920

Collected

1900
1920

Coverage

1900
1920
Accrual
Accrual Policy
Passive
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Irregular
Added by Ulster Museum | Last updated on: 09 February 2018