Lawrence Collection

William Lawrence, after which the collection is named, was not himself a photographer, but an early entrepreneur. Realising the huge potential of the medium, he opened a photography studio in Sackville Street in Dublin in 1865. Over a number of years, he employed a team of photographers to capture the many and varied parts of Ireland, including Cork, depicted in these photographs. The full collection consists of 40,000 glass plates, mainly from the period 1880-1914, but some plates go back to 1870. Robert French (1841–1917) was employed as his chief photographer in 1880. French took over 30,000 photographs of the 'Lawrence Collection'.

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 Annesley Bridge Atheneum  Butter Market  Carnegie Library  Carrigaline Railway Station 
 Church Bay Church Street   Coal Quay Market  Cobh  Cork Courthouse
 Old City Hall  Old City Hall, Lapp's quay  Cornmarket Street  Crosshaven Railway Station  Douglas, Cork
 Exhibition  Exhibition, Cork  Father Mathew Statue, Cork  Fitzgerald's Park  Grand Parade from South
 Grand Parade with tram lines  Grand Parade, Cork  Imperial Hotel  Kent Station, Cork  King Street
 Kissing the Blarney Stone  Mardyke Walk  Mardyke, Cork  Metropole Hotel  North Cathedral
 Old City Hall  Opera House  Parnell Bridge  Patrick's Bridge  Patrick's Bridge from east
 Patrick's Bridge from west  Patrick's Bridge with tram  Patrick's Street  Patrick's Street from south  Patrick's Street with tram
 Patrick's Street, Exhibition  Patrick's Street, near statue  Pope's Quay  River Lee  Shandon and Blackpool
 Shandon Church, Cork  Shandon, Cork  South Mall  St. Ann's, Blarney  St. Finbarr's, Cork
 Sullivan's Quay  Sunday's Well, Cork  The Mall, Cork  The Marina, Cork  The Quay, Cork
 The Quays, Cork    Victoria Hotel    
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