CollectionLocal Studies Collection

Collection of c.4000 postcards, alphabetically arranged by place in 10 boxes, late 19th century-20th century. This collection includes numerous representations of women, both photographic and illustrated in street, rural and domestic scenes and in romanticised and comic settings. For example:

Postcards showing 'typical' Irish girls in rural and domestic settings, no date.

A postcard of Aileen McCarthy and her horse drawn cart, no date.

A postcard of women spinning and reeling, no date.

A postcard of Lady Augusta Gregory, no date.

A postcard of women seated at Saint Patrick's Cross in Ballymaclinton, 1908.

A postcard of women attending a unionist demonstration in Belfast, 1912.

2 postcards with illustrations of women in anti-home rule propaganda, c.1912.

A photographic postcard of the interior of the noviciate of the Convent of Mercy in Downpatrick, County Down, 1912.

AccessContact Repository.
Century19th, 20th
Repository NameSouth Eastern Education and Library Board Local History Collection
AddressCultural and Heritage Gallery Downpatrick Library Market Street Downpatrick County Down
UK Postal CodeBT30 6LZ
Telephone(028) 4433-3980
Telephone 2(028) 4461-2895
Repository Web Address