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Tríd an Lionsa


A new 6 part series examining early Irish photographic collections 1880- 1902.


Parental Rating: G

Series examining early Irish photographic collections. At the turn of the century, a new science was emerging, the study of man.

First Shown: 24 Apr

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Tríd an Lionsa is a new and revealing six part TV series examining early Irish photographic collections from 1880-1902.  It tracks the technological developments in photography at the end of the 19th century that revolutionised the technique (and art) of photograph-taking and developing for use in journalism, politics, court cases, tourism, anthropology and the relief of distress.

Images from the priceless Lawrence and Glass collections, the private lantern slides of Jane Shackleton, the Mansion House Committees’ report in 1888 and Charles Browne’s Headhunters albums are displayed and celebrated by presenter Pádraic Ó Neachtain as he investigates the impact of these photographic collections and the motivation behind them.

Produced by Sibéal Teo

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