Irish Photographers – 19th century

The Irish photographers mentioned below  are those contained in my own collection. There are still some gaps in the record but if  your ancestor was a photographer in Dublin in the second half of the 19th century, or you have other interests in that period and want more info, please feel free to contact me.

Adolphe (Golden Palette), 9 Westmoreland Street,  Dublin  -1875-1879-  (previously at 75 Grafton Street, Dublin -1860-1865-)

Callaghan – South Mall, Cork

Edmonds & Simonton – 28 Grafton St. Dublin

Galbraith, J – Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk

Glover, M – 124 Stephen’s Green, Dublin  -1883-1900-   (-1893- at 9 Westmoreland Street

Golden Palette (Adolphe) – 9 Westmoreland Street, Dublin  -1875-1879-

Kerr, Hugh – Carlisle Road, (London) Derry

Lauder Bros – 32 Westmoreland Street, Dublin  -1872-1900-

Lauder, E & J – 22 Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Lawrence, Wm – 5/7 Sackville Street, Dublin  1883

Magill, J – Donegall Place, Belfast

Nelson & Marshall – 11 Upper Sackville Street, Dublin  -1860-1879-

North, Thomas – 71 Grafton St., Dublin  -1880s?

Robinson & Sons- Dublin

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28 Responses to Irish Photographers – 19th century

  1. Is it possible to identify the sitter in a nineteenth century photograph taken in a Dublin studio?

    • qvictoria says:

      It would only be possible to identify a sitter, anywhere, if there were details on the reverse of the image. Or, if day books from the studio had survived, which is extremely rare. Most Victorian sitters remain anonymous.

  2. Lynn Adams says:

    Looking for dates of a photography studio, W.J. Trimble and Sons, on Church St., Dungannon

    • qvictoria says:

      Lynn, I tried to locate Trimble & Sons of Dungannon but was not able to turn anything up. If I come across them I will let you know.

  3. Rose Martin says:

    I have a family photograph which I would date around 1908, taken in Dublin, no studio name, but an address of 24 Florence Road. Any idea of where the studio might have been, or the Photographer?

  4. sylvia kerr says:

    Hello
    I am trying to find out information of Hugh Kerr, as he is my husband’s grandfather and he was a photographer in Londonderry around 1900. Amy information would be appreciated.

  5. Val Lubbers says:

    I have a few names that are not on your site:
    Bellisario, Gabriele, Bute St. Cardiff 1871 – 1875
    Bellisario, Luigi, Tudor Rd. Cardiff 1886-1888
    Freke, Alfred, Duke St. ardiff 1891 1910
    Josty & Co, Bristol 1873-1882
    Lee, F.P. Cardiff 1871-1884
    Long, J. Cardiff 1880-1895
    Turnbull & Sons, Garfield St. Belfast 1884-1897
    White, C. J. Clare St. Bristol. 1868
    Herr Zachari , Clare St. Bristol 1863-1884

    Have photos from all of the above photographers.

    • qvictoria says:

      Val, many thanks for your interest in the site. The Cardiff photographers that you mention appear under Welsh photographers and the Bristol ones would come under English photographers except that I do not have examples of these particular studios. Thanks for getting in touch. Christine

  6. Ira says:

    Hello again, If anyone is looking for Irish CDVs then quickly go to eBay. I just picked up fifteen including a postmortem from Sligo. There is one dealer that I’m having problems with so there should be plenty out there Think that another dealer is buying the inexpensive ones, up pricing, then offering them from their site. The ones I found averaged US$4.50 or so including postege so the price was right

  7. Ira says:

    I now have three CDVs by Irish studios. I also just received an interesting fourth with an Irish association. It is of ‘Theresa of Paris’ with a Paris back mark but it has a label from a Dublin studio. A reseller? Do you want copies of these to add to your archives?

  8. Ira says:

    As of 20 April 2018 Ttere is a mis-identified photo on ebay by an Irish photographer. It is a cabinet card (dated 1898) and not a CDV or I would have bought it. Do a search of “CDV Dublin Photographer” GBP 2.00 with postage of GBP 2.75. No bids, 9 days left. Ships from Alford, UK.

  9. sylvia kerr says:

    Hello
    My husband is related to Hugh Kerr from Carlisle Road, This is his great grandfather, We are trying to find any information of relatives.

  10. Fiona Doyle says:

    Hello there, I have a whole set of beautiful family photographs that I think were taken throughout the 19th century. The Dublin photographers are incorporated into the pictures . I am trying to date them and identify them . There are obviously shots of the same people from very young children through to middle age. Is there any help I can obtain?

  11. rosann holt says:

    Hi, I stumbled across this in my search for information on my family. My Great Aunt and uncle Denis and Bridget McLoughlin were photographers in 1901 (Bridget possibly a photographers assistant) They were living in Co Mayo at the time. Would anyone know how I could find out information about there careers or what the life of a photographer was like at that time.
    Many Thanks
    Rosann

  12. Ira Medcalf says:

    Hello, I am part of a civilian living history group (North Texas Civilian Historians, Facebook) focused on 1860+/-. Just purchased three Grubb lenses to use. I am wanting to find Irish CDVs from the 1855-65 period but not having much luck. Would you be able to help me with the Irish photographic history of that time period and point me in the right direction to be able to purchase some examples? My thanks, Ira~

  13. Linda Hearty says:

    Hello,
    I’m looking for information regarding J. Galbraith, Clanbrassil St. Dundalk, with special interest particularly in relation to photographs taken of prisoners released from Dundalk Gaol in 1882. Thanks

    • qvictoria says:

      That sounds an extremely interesting project to be researching, from a difficult time in Irish history. I have no access to Irish newspapers of the day, which would no doubt tell the tale.

      I have only one cdv photograph by Galbraith, showing a young man in fashionable attire, date unknown. The advert on the back might be of interest, or not. I will send a copy on to you

  14. Clare Lewis says:

    Hello,

    I have a photograph taken by W.J. Trimble & Sons, Church St, Dungannon, and I was wondering if you knew anything about them?

    I’m trying to date a photograph.

    Many thanks 🙂

    • Catherine McCann says:

      Hi Clare,

      I also have a photo taken by W.J Trimble & Sons, Church Street, Dungannon and I was interested in finding any information about them also. I would like to date it too.

      If you find any information, I would love to hear from you.

      Regards

      Catherine McCann.

  15. Sean o Mara says:

    Hi there. Yes I read that on your Blog. I have found an extensive list and the information. I will send you the link as it will be useful for you. Here it is. This should take you beyond 1900.
    Regards
    Sean

    Found something. Roe mac Mahon was at harcourt street in 1925.

    http://www.irisharchaeology.info/genealogy/photographers.htm

  16. Sean o Mara says:

    Hello.
    I’m trying to date a photo so I can clarify who the person is. To do this I need a date. Can you point me in the right direction? On the back it says; roe mc Mahon child photographer harcourt street Dublin. I’m trying to find the operating dates if the studio.
    Best
    Sean

  17. Jason Roche says:

    I have a photo of my great great grandfather taking by golden palette 9 westmoreland street can you share any more info please if email the picture

  18. Lindsay Crawford says:

    I just found a photo of my great-grandmother, taken by William Lawrence, Photographer, 5 & 7, Upper Sackville Street, Dublin. Unfortunately undated, but guessing since she was married age 21 in 1883, that this was taken then.

    • qvictoria says:

      thanks Lindsay, At least we now have some idea when Wm Lawrence was operating. I’ll update his info.

      QVictoria

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