Welch, Robert John (1859-1936), photographer

MBR Photographic Collections

Northern Ireland Environment Agency: Built Heritage

The photographic collection of the Monuments and Buildings Record (MBR) is maintained and administered by the Built Heritage branch of the department of the Environment and Heritage Service for Northern Ireland. An extensive series of slides, negatives and prints, it contains a vast array of images depicting and relating to the archaeological, architectural and industrial heritage of Northern Irel ...

Harland & Wolff Photographic Collection

National Museums NI, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

The Harland & Wolff Photographic Collection comprises some 70,000 negatives covering the work of the company between 1895 and 1986, at which date, the collection was donated to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. Coverage prior to 1895 is sparce but some prints date back to c. 1861, two years after the founding of the company. The collection contains photographs from the company's works in Southam ...

R.J. Welch Collection

National Museums NI, Ulster Museum

Extensive collection of photographs by the Belfast photographer, R.J. Welch (1870-1939). With a career spanning some 53 years, Robert John Welch was the leading photographer of his generation operating in the north of Ireland. Setting up business on his own in 1883, Welch built up a high reputation as a photographer covering a wide range of fields including geology, botany, topography, zoology, ar ...

Ulster Museum Photographic Collection

National Museums NI, Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum maintains and administers a wide range of photographic collections as part of its overall holdings. Together they comprise over 100,000 topographical, portraiture and historical images, mostly black and white, in both print and negative formats. They date mainly from c. 1880 onwards and relate principally to the 6 counties of Northern Ireland reflecting the collecting interests o ...